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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.

Open

Matched Development Investment Fund

Matched Development Investment funding is designed to support Western Australian companies or individuals that have secured project development funding from a nationally or internationally recognised broadcaster or distributor.

The applicant must provide a suitable letter of commitment from the broadcaster or distributor and an appropriate development plan and budget.

Guidelines

Acquittal Form

For projects funded prior to 2020-21 financial year only

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

Emergency Development Investment Fund

Emergency Development Investment funding is designed to support Western Australian companies or individuals that have entered into the active development of a project with market attachment and have a bona fide time critical deadline.

Closed

Scripted Development Investment Fund

Applications are now closed

The Scripted Development Investment Fund provides Concept Development (Stage One) and Project Development (Stage Two) funding to new, emerging, and experienced Western Australian practitioners creating scripted content for all delivery platforms (including cinematic release).

Successful applicants will work toward delivering quality, distinctive projects that can reach their target audience and attract further investment and/or market interest.

This two-stage fund will offer two intakes per financial year, subject to funding availability.

2021 Dates

Applications open: Wednesday, 5 August 2021
Applications close: Monday, 20 September 2021

Guidelines

Acquittal Form

For projects funded prior to 2020-21 financial year only

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

Documentary Development Investment Fund

Applications are now closed.

Documentary Development Investment Funding invests in the development of documentary and factual programming in order to support and grow a sustainable Western Australian screen industry.

Future round dates for the 2021-22 financial year are to be announced soon.

2021-22 Dates

First Round

Applications open: Thursday, 8 July 2021
Applications close: Monday, 6 September 2021

Second Round

Applications open: TBA
Applications close: TBA

Guidelines

Acquittal Form

For projects funded prior to 2020-21 financial year only

Required Reading

How to Apply

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

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