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These programs are designed to advance projects featuring strong Western Australian stories, content and voices so they can seek further investment or market interest and move towards being production ready.


SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator

Applications are now open, closing Friday, 27 May 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.

The SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator is a nationwide initiative from SBS in partnership with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screen Territory, Screenwest, the South Australian Film Corporation and VicScreen, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild, supporting the development of underrepresented screenwriting talent.

Working with some of Australia’s leading production companies, the Incubator aims to promote inclusion among Australian screenwriting talent and to provide significant work experience in drama production to writers with lived experiences that have been underrepresented in the sector.

For the purposes of this initiative, underrepresented means those who:

  • identify as First Nations Australians;
  • are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds;
  • are Deaf or hard of hearing or People with disability;
  • are Female or Trans/Gender diverse;
  • identify as LGBTQIA+; and/or
  • are located in regional and/or remote areas.

This year, one selected writer from Western Australian will be placed with NSW-based production company Easy Tiger for a 12-month period, working across their entire drama slate (irrespective of commissioning network / platform).

The application deadline is Friday, 27 May 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.


How to Apply

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

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Crew Attachment Program - Post Production Supervisor

Paid attachment (work experience) opportunities for Emerging WA Filmmakers

Post Production Supervisor Attachment: Applications are now closed.

Productions that receive Screenwest production funding over $100,000 are required to budget for and engage a Western Australian attachment/s, in consultation with Screenwest.

The Screenwest Crew Attachment Program aims to provide on the job experience for Western Australian screen practitioners who are interested in furthering their career and skills, by shadowing an experienced industry professional on a professional production shooting in Western Australia.

The program is designed to address skills gaps that exist (or emerge over time) and are identified as being of the highest priority within Western Australia’s professional below-the-line crew base.

Once the attachment opportunities have been mutually agreed upon by Producer and Screenwest there will be a public call out for applications through Screenwest’s newsletter and social media channels.


Post Production Supervisor attachment

Six week Post Production Supervisor attachment on an upcoming feature film.

Applications open: Thursday, 14 April 2022
Applications close: Tuesday, 26 April 2022 at 5:00pm AWST
Expected start date: Monday, 2 May 2022

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal. Attachment descriptions for individual opportunities and links to apply will be added as they become available.

Acquittal Forms

Only for applications not submitted through SmartyGrants

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Industry Enhancement Program

Applications are now closed.

The aim of the Industry Enhancement Program is to build a more sustainable Western Australian screen industry, by increasing the production levels in Western Australia and by leveraging international and national funding into the State.

Screenwest’s aspirational target is to grow the level of screen industry expenditure in the State to $300m per annum by 2025-26. The Industry Enhancement Program is looking to fund a small number of bold, innovative and industry enhancing proposals that will elevate the local industry and help achieve growth targets.

There are two streams of funding available through this program.

  1. Stream One – New Ideas that leverage new partnerships and finance into WA
  2. Stream Two – Developing growth in WA Screen industry companies

Stream One has a multi-stage application process, with the first submission deadline closing on Monday, 28 February 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.

Stream Two applications are now open, closing on Tuesday, 26 April 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.

Please ensure you read the program guidelines to ensure you are eligible before applying.


How to Apply

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

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