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These programs are designed to promote Western Australian stories, talent, culture and Country to national and international audiences; support opportunities for local industry practitioners; develop and grow the Western Australian Screen Industry; and drive economic and social benefits for Western Australia.

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Documentary Production Fund

Applications close Monday, 1 August 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.

Documentary Production Funding provides support to Western Australian Producers with distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes.

All projects must provide COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plans, that are expected to be in line with the Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines, and that comply with applicable State and Federal Covid Legislation.

The fund provides production finance for feature length documentary films and factual series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and online platforms and distributors.

All productions that receive Screenwest production funding over $100,000 are required to budget for and engage a Western Australian attachment through the Crew Attachment Program in consultation with Screenwest.

2022-23 Dates

First Round

Applications open
Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Applications close
Monday, 1 August 2022

Second round

Applications open
TBC

Applications close
TBC

Third Round

Applications open
TBC

Applications close
TBC

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Qualifying Expenditure

Required Reading

Scripted Production Fund

Applications close Monday, 5 September at 5:00pm AWST.

Scripted Production Funding provides support to distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes.

All projects must provide COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plans, that are expected to be in line with the Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines, and that comply with applicable State and Federal Covid Legislation.

The fund provides production finance for feature films, telemovies and scripted series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new distribution platforms (with significant audience share).

All productions that receive Screenwest production funding over $100,000 are required to budget for and engage a Western Australian through the Crew Attachment Program in consultation with Screenwest.

2022-23 Dates

First Round

Applications open
Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Applications close
Monday, 5 September 2022

Second Round

Applications open
TBC

Applications close
TBC

Third Round

Applications open
TBC

Applications close
TBC

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Qualifying Expenditure

Required Reading

Footloose Production Fund

Applications close Monday, 5 September at 5:00pm AWST.

Footloose Production Funding provides production funding to secure high profile, market driven, local, national and international footloose, scripted screen productions to Western Australia to showcase local stories, locations and/or culture to an international audience and to assist in the development of the Western Australian screen sector.

All projects must provide COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plans, that are expected to be in line with the Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines, and that comply with applicable State and Federal Covid Legislation.

The fund provides production finance for feature films, telemovies and scripted series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new distribution platforms (with significant audience share).

All productions that receive Screenwest production funding over $100,000 are required to budget for and engage a Western Australian through the Crew Attachment Program in consultation with Screenwest.

2022-23 Dates

First Round

Applications open
Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Applications close
Monday, 5 September 2022

Second Round

Applications open
TBC

Applications close
TBC

Third Round

Applications open
TBC

Applications close
TBC

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Qualifying Expenditure

Required Reading

Western Australian Screen Fund

A Western Australian State Government Royalties for Regions funding initiative, provided through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

The Western Australian Screen Fund (WASF) provides Production Funding that encourages regional film industry activity, builds local capacity, and contributes to the liveability and vibrancy of regional Western Australian Communities.

All projects must provide COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plans, that are expected to be in line with the Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines, and that comply with applicable State and Federal Covid Legislation.

WASF provides funding through two stages:

  • Stage 1: Regional Scouting and Community Liaison Assistance (Stage 1 up to $10,000 AUD)
  • Stage 2: Production Funding (up to a maximum of $2,000,000)

All productions that receive Screenwest production funding over $100,000 are required to budget for and engage a Western Australian attachment through the Crew Attachment Program in consultation with Screenwest.

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Qualifying Expenditure

Regional Outputs & Outcomes (ROO) Procedure Forms – For Applications

Regional Outputs & Outcomes (ROO) Reporting Forms – For Acquittals

Required Reading

Western Australian Post, Digital and Visual Effects Rebate

A Western Australian State Government Royalties for Regions funding initiative, provided through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

The Western Australian Post, Digital and Visual Effects (WA PDV) Rebate is a Western Australian post-production, digital and visual effects sector incentive that compliments the Australian Federal Government’s Australian Screen Production Incentive Producer Offset, Location Offset and PDV Offset streams.

Eligible applicants may apply for a discretionary rebate equivalent to 20% rebate for the first $500,000 AUD of expenditure (up to $100,000 AUD) and an additional 10% rebate for all expenditure over $500,000 AUD.

Guidelines

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal during the submission period.

Qualifying Expenditure

Required Reading

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