Western Australian Regional Film Fund

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Western Australian Regional Film Fund is committed to making strategic investments that encourage regional film industry activity, build local capacity and contribute to the liveability and vibrancy of regional Western Australian communities.

For more information on how to apply, visit the Western Australian Regional Film Fund page.

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Documentary Production Fund

Applications close Monday, 18 February 2019 at 5:00pm WST

Provides support to Western Australian Producers with distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes. The Documentary Production Fund provides production finance for feature length documentary films and factual series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new online platforms and distributors.

All program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

All 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. Please also refer to the Crew Attachment Program Guidelines.

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Scripted Production Fund

Applications close Monday, 18 February 2019 at 5:00pm WST

Supporting distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes, the Scripted Production 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 program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

All 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. Please also refer to the Crew Attachment Program Guidelines.

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Footloose Production Fund

Applications close Monday, 18 February 2019 at 5:00pm WST

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 program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

All 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. Please also refer to the Crew Attachment Program Guidelines.

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SHARK BITES - Shark Week 2017 Production Initiative

Applications closed 27 February 2017 at 5:00 PM

SHARK BITES is a joint production initiative by Discovery Networks and Screenwest to produce the next generation of Australian shark stories for  Shark Week 2017 – exclusive to Discovery Channel.

Through this initiative, Discovery Networks will commission up to five short factual stories 6-8 min duration that will be hosted online and repurposed as a 1-hour program for Shark Week 2017.

THE BRIEF: ‘A Celebration of Shark Week told in a new Australian voice’

The great Western Australian Coastline! It’s the epic Australian playground for sun, surf and … sharks! There is no better locale in the world that harbours the boundless depth of shark culture. And there is no content platform more synonymous with the world of sharks than Discovery Channel and its iconic Shark Week – Subscription Television’s longest running stunt.  By joining forces, we want to find the next wave of innovative and untold stories of Australian shark culture to premiere during Shark Week 2017.

WHAT WE WANT: Ideas that can work in the short form space. Submissions can focus on any aspect of Australian shark culture, ranging from the traditional to non-traditional. From the latest technology, to the pioneers and mavericks, to the impact on the local communities, to the unexpected. Tell us of a shark-centric story yet to be told!

High emphasis is placed on new ways of telling stories in the Shark space. So be bold, be unconventional, be extraordinary.

WHAT WE DON’T WANT: One-off or blue chip documentary concepts, long form series, overtly sensationalised shark stunts.

TIMEFRAME:
Applications close 5:00PM Monday, 27 February 2017
Commissioning – March 2017
Delivery – October 2017
Broadcast date – December 2017 (Shark Week)


For further application information please contact Screenwest Development Coordinator, Wendy Simmons via
email or on (08) 6169 2113.

For content related information, please contact Discovery Networks Executive Producer, Thierry Bled via email.

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Superdoc 2016-17

Applications closed 19 September 2016

Screenwest will be running a new round of its SuperDoc  grant program.  In order to build sustainable screen business, the SuperDoc fund provides credited Western Australian documentary companies, with proven year-to-year high turnover production outcomes in WA, access to significant financing. Examples of how the fund could be used include to engage in long term planning and vision, develop more sophisticated business plans and new partnerships, or generate new national and international market opportunities.

The guidelines will mirror the terms of the last funding round. Only applications from eligible applicants will be accepted into the round.

All applications must be received by 5:00pm, 19 September.

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