Screen Forever Conference 2018 - Travel Funding

Applications close Monday, 27 August 2018 at 5:00pm WST

Screen Forever Conference 2018 – Travel Funding

Screenwest has opened a Travel Funding round for a select number of practitioners to attend this year’s Screen Producers Australia SCREEN FOREVER Conference from 20 – 22 November 2018 in Melbourne.

SCREEN FOREVER is the place to do business with the decision makers, influencers and creatives of screen content.

NETWORK and rub shoulders with industry decision makers, executives and producers from feature film, documentary, television drama, light entertainment, reality, interactive and games.

  • CONNECT
  • BE INSPIRED
  • UNLOCK
  • UNDERSTAND
  • DISCOVER
  • ENGAGE
  • DO BUSINESS
  • MEET
  • CELEBRATE

Screenwest is opening a travel funding round for producers aiming to attend this year’s conference. Funding will be provided to the successful recipients for a set amount of $2,000 for those attending with a Gold or Two day pass and a set amount of $1,500 for those attending with a one day access, regardless of travel funding categories, therefore a budget is not required as part of the application process. As this is a market event / conference, practitioners must have a slate of active projects with market potential in development and have genuine market interest in at least one project to be considered.

Screenwest travel funding is provided through one of two general travel funds:

  • Travel – Business and Marketing (for practitioners with two or more recognised credits)
  • Travel – Skills Development and Exposure (for emerging and mid-career practitioners)

Please note this is an extremely competitive round, therefore funding is not assured even where an applicant meets all the minimum eligibility criteria. Funding for less-experienced practitioners is also very limited.

Applications close 5:00pm Monday, 15 October 2018.

For travel funding enquiries, please contact Wendy Simmons, Screenwest Development & Production Coordinator, on (08) 6169 2113 or wendy.simmons@screenwest.com.au

For further information visit the Screen Forever website.

SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by Screenwest and Lotterywest.

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Travel - Skills Development and Exposure

Applications can be submitted at any time

Provides a contribution towards the cost of travel to enable emerging to mid-level Western Australian film, television and digital practitioners to attend relevant markets, conferences, festivals, awards and skills development opportunities held interstate or internationally. For Screenwest funding purposes, an emerging to mid-level practitioner is defined as having less than two recognised credits.

There are three categories in which Screenwest will consider funding for emerging to mid-level practitioners:

  • Markets & Conferences
  • Festivals and Awards
  • Skills Development

Please refer to the below guidelines for info on eligibility, funding caps, application materials required and other general conditions.

 

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Travel - Business and Marketing

Applications can be submitted at any time

Provides a contribution towards the costs of travel to enable experienced Western Australian film, television and digital practitioners with two eligible credits to attend relevant markets, festivals and awards held interstate or internationally.

For Screenwest funding purposes, an experienced practitioner is defined as having at least two recognised credits in the role relevant to the opportunity that can be any combination of the following: broadcast credit; theatrically distributed feature film credits; a commercially produced and released online project.

There are two categories in which Screenwest will consider funding for experienced practitioners:

  • Markets
  • Festivals & Awards

Read the below guidelines for info on eligibility, funding caps, credits, application materials required and other general conditions.

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

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Professional Development - Mentorships

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Professional Development – Mentorships fund provides an opportunity for Western Australian production companies and practitioners to engage a highly-experienced film or television professional to mentor a mid-career practitioner, engaged in a specific role on a specific project.

It is specifically aimed at providing high-level advice and support to key creative and managerial roles on professional film, television and digital productions, to aid the career progression of early to mid-career West Australian practitioners.

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

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Professional Development – Attachments and Internships Fund

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Professional Development – Attachment & Internship Fund provides financial support for mid-level Western Australian screen practitioners who are offered practical, professional experience through an attachment or internship.

The fund is primarily aimed at providing support for exceptional national or international opportunities made available to key creatives. These funds are highly limited and applications must demonstrate a significant professional development opportunity in the applicant’s area of expertise, and a clear strategic plan.

International opportunities are strongly encouraged.

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

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Professional Development – Below-the-Line Crew Attachments (Not to be used for the Crew Attachment Program)

Applications can be submitted at any time

This fund provides on-set professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career Western Australian below-the-line screen practitioners with an opportunity to increase their skills, knowledge and networks by working and shadowing an experienced industry professional (Mentor) on a professional production shooting in Western Australia.

Screenwest can provide a non-recoupable grant to the sponsoring Production Company to assist with the cost of employing the Below-the-Line Crew Attachment on a professional shoot in Western Australia. On successful application, the grant is paid to the Production Company which is then paid directly to the Below-the-Line Crew Attachment as a wage.

The Below-the-Line Crew Attachment must be credited appropriately on the production.

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Crew Attachment Program

Applications can be submitted at any time

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, via the Screenwest social media channels, website and newsletter as available.

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Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies Initiative (EPC)

Applications closed 17 September 2018 at 5:00 PM

Travel Assistance: Established Production Company (EPC) recognises the flexibility screen businesses require to forge critical relationships and potential business opportunities on an interstate and international scale.

This fund provides a financial contribution towards the costs of attendance at relevant national and international markets, national and international festivals and awards, and business meetings relating to the production of an applicant’s development slate.

There will be one round per financial year. Successful applicants may be offered up to a maximum of $25,000. The level of Screenwest’s funding commitment will be determined by the assessment process and the total demand on available funds.

The guidelines and application materials are linked below. All program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Applications close Monday, 17 September 2018 at 5:00pm WST.

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Screen Industry Skills Development Fund

Applications closed 27 August 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Screen Industry Skills Development Fund is open to not for profit screen industry organisations, established production companies or practitioners with significant experience in the screen industry and a demonstrated commitment to developing the West Australian Screen Industry Sector.

The fund is designed to provide support to these entities to deliver professional skills development opportunities (i.e. courses, workshops, masterclasses) to West Australian screen practitioners

This fund is not restricted to WA only organisations, practitioners and production companies, though it is expected that the activities provided through the grant strategically deliver on Screenwest’s vision to develop a vibrant WA Screen Industry Sector and provide significant development and learning outcomes for WA participants.

Please refer to the below guidelines for info on eligibility, application materials required and other general conditions.

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

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MIFF 37º South PostScript&Direct - Directors and Screenwriters

Applications closed 11 June 2018 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest is offering up to six places for WA screenwriters or directors or writer-directors to participate in the exclusive MIFF 37º PostScript & Direct networking program within the MIFF 37º South Market.

Selected screenwriters will be able to meet with participant producers and hone their skills in pitching and broaden their producer contact base.

Selected directors will be able to pitch themselves, their skills, genre interest and aspirations and body of work to participant producers as a potential candidate to direct future projects on their slates.

Screenwest will cover the cost of each participant’s registration fee directly to MIFF, and give the successful applicant a set amount of $1,000 in funding towards their travel and accommodation costs.

Applicants will be assessed on:

  • Their track record;
  • Their current slate of projects in development; and
  • The applicant’s current stage of their career and benefits they will gain from this experience.

Screenwriters applying are expected to have a project they are pitching. Directors might not be pitching a specific project – but rather seeking to interest producers in their skills and track record.

To apply for this opportunity, please fill in the attached form and email both the WORD form and PDF form, along with a jpeg photo of applicant to Screenwest at funding@screenwest.com.au

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

It is anticipated that applicants will be notified by 18 June of a decision.

For enquiries about applying for MIFF 37º South PostScript&Direct, please contact Screenwest Scripted Executive, Matthew Horrocks at matthew.horrocks@screenwest.com.au or Scripted Development & Production Assistant, Georgia Landre-Ord at georgia.landre-ord@screenwest.com.au.

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Audience and Community Engagement Fund (ACEF)

Applications closed 05 February 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Audience and Community Engagement Fund (ACEF) provides grants to organisations for activities which enhance the Western Australian screen industry by promoting local productions and practitioners to audiences.

Such activities may include, but are not limited to, curated public screenings, festivals, engagement activities between Western Australian filmmakers and the public or tours that provide opportunities for Western Australian audiences to see and experience quality Western Australian screen content.

Screenwest is open to new and innovative activities which engage Western Australian audiences and strengthen community participation with the screen industry.  Please contact the ACEF Program Manager at Screenwest to discuss your activity prior to submitting an application.

The objectives of the funding program are to:

  1. Profile diverse and quality Western Australian film, television, interactive digital media and practitioners to Western Australian audiences.
  2. Increase engagement between Western Australian filmmakers and the Western Australian community.
  3. Provide opportunities for the Western Australian community, including regional Western Australia, to access a diverse range of screen productions.
  4. Provide screen industry development opportunities.
  5. To facilitate Western Australia in becoming a vibrant hub of cultural activity.
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AIDC 2018 Travel Funding

Applications closed 05 February 2018 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest is opening a travel funding round for Western Australian factual filmmakers wishing to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in 2018.

The AIDC is Australia’s premier event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content and is held 4 – 7 March 2018 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.

Screenwest will offer a set funding amount of $1,500 under both of Screenwest’s travel funding categories, Travel – Business & Marketing and Travel – Skills Development & Exposure.  As this is a set funding amount, a budget will not be required as part of the application process.

Practitioners are to apply under the appropriate travel funding category.  Guidelines and application materials are at the links below.

Please note that as this is a competitive round, funding is not assured even where an applicant meets all of the minimum eligibility criteria.  Funding for emerging and mid-career practitioners is also limited.

The full AIDC 2018 program of more than 30 sessions and more than 100 speakers and decision makers will be announced in the coming months.  The hallmark of the AIDC in 2018 will be a program with a strong focus on market opportunities for Australian factual filmmakers.

For travel funding enquiries, please contact the Screenwest Development Coordinator, Wendy Simmons on (08) 6169 2113 or wendy.simmons@screenwest.com.au

Applications close Monday, 5 February 2018 at 5:00pm WST.

AIDC is proudly supported by Screenwest and Lotterywest.

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AIDC 2017 Making Virtual a Practical Reality: Virtual Reality Workshop Funding

Applications closed 18 January 2017 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest has partnered with AIDC to provide a unique opportunity, Making Virtual a Practical Reality, where WA documentary storytellers who have a solid idea for a Virtual Reality (VR) project will receive $2,000 as a professional development grant to travel to Melbourne to attend an exclusive full day VRTOV VR Filmmakers Workshop on Saturday, 4 March and Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2017 from 5-8 March.

Screenwest and AIDC will jointly select up to two WA filmmakers for this opportunity. Applications will be assessed on the quality and audience potential of the project/s submitted and the filmmaker’s experience to date.

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

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