Unreal Engine – Real Time Challenge

Applications close Monday, 31 August 2020 at 5:00pm AWST

A Short Film Initiative in Partnership with Epic Games

Epic Games, Screenwest, Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Screen Tasmania, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Territory and Screen Queensland have partnered on a national special initiative to provide funding towards the production of short films that utilise the Unreal Engine software.

Unreal Engine is a state-of-the-art real-time engine and editor that features photorealistic rendering, virtual production and much more, allowing filmmakers to conceive and execute visual storytelling without leaving their homes!

Western Australian content creators can apply to Screenwest for up to $20,000 production funding to create a short film of up to five minutes using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine software. Screenwest anticipates funding at least one Western Australian project. Epic Games will then assess the completed short films from each state and territory and award a $50,000 prize to one project.

This initiative will allow Western Australian content creators to explore new forms of storytelling through experimenting with emerging technology. These shorts have the potential to be used as a proof of concept for a larger project and may be eligible for additional funding for further development from Epic Games.

Epic Games is also offering free training to any Australians interested in learning about the Unreal Engine software from 10 – 24 August 2020. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. Further details are available on the Unreal Engine website.

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

Apply for the Unreal Engine – Real Time Challenge through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

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Documentary Production Fund

Applications closed 03 August 2020 at 5:00 PM

The Documentary Production Fund 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.

Apply for the Documentary Production Fund through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

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Scripted Production Fund

Applications closed 03 August 2020 at 5:00 PM

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

Apply for the Scripted Production Fund through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

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Footloose Production Fund

Applications closed 03 August 2020 at 5:00 PM

The Footloose Production Fund 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.

Apply for the Footloose Production Fund through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

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On Demand Content Fund

Applications can be submitted at any time

The On Demand Content Fund provides production funding for broadcast and/or online, interactive, virtual reality and/or multi-platform projects with a well-defined narrative, specifically for a national audience and potentially an international audience.

It is aimed at lower to mid-level-budget productions that have market attachment and financing partner/s.

Projects will need to have a well-defined narrative that will engage audiences on a broadcast, online platform, and/or screen-based device. Projects will also need to have significant market attachment and financing partner/s.

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

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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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