Audience and Community Engagement Fund (ACEF)

Applications closed 22 February 2021 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.

ACEF has three-tiered approach to funding. Please see the guidelines for a breakdown of the eligibility criteria for each tier.

These guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

2020-21 Funding Dates

  • Monday, 14 December 2020: Opening of Tier 1 & 2 applications through SmartyGrants. Applications are upon invitation only. Please contact the fund manager for more information.
  • Monday, 22 February 2021: Tier 1 & 2 Applications close at 5:00pm AWST.
  • Early April 2021: Estimated notification of funding decisions for Tier 1 and 2.
  • April 2021: Tier 3 applications open.

 

Applications for Tier 1 & 2 are open now until Monday, 22 February 2021 at 5:00pm AWST.

Please contact the fund manager Cassandra Jordan at cassandra.jordan@screenwest.com.au for more information.

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Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling

Applications closed 22 March 2021 at 5:00 PM

A Female and/or Non-Binary Creators’ Initiative

A bespoke mentorship program for female and/or non-binary producers to support and grow a more sustainable Western Australian screen industry, build sustainable businesses, and develop domestic and international market opportunities.

The Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling initiative has been designed to meaningfully support three mid-career female and/or non-binary producers to create bold work for film and television.

These producers, working with female and/or non-binary teams, will be mentored by an experienced script development executive over a 6-12month period to develop projects of their choice.

This high-level mentorship aims to hone the producers’ creative skills and market acumen, enabling them to create and pursue projects of high quality with strong audience potential for the domestic and international market. The Development Executive Mentors will be selected by Screenwest in collaboration with the applicants.

These guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Apply for Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

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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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Screen Forever 2021 Support

Applications closed 11 January 2021 at 5:00 PM

Online Pass Support and Limited Travel Funding

Screenwest has opened a round to provide up to 10 Western Australian filmmakers with Silver Access passes to attend Screen Forever online and up to 5 passes and travel funds to attend the physical event in 2021.

A Silver Access pass will give you access to digital sessions, SPA Connect market & digital networking.

A Gold Access (physical attendance) pass will give you all the Silver inclusions + physical sessions & physical social events.

These guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

Apply for Screenwest Forever 2021 Support on SmartyGrants

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Online Pass Funding for AIDC 2021

Applications closed 18 January 2021 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest has opened a round to provide up to 15 Western Australian non-fiction filmmakers with All Access passes to attend Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) online in 2021.

AIDC is Australia’s premier annual event for documentary and factual screen content. In 2021, it will be a fully online event, making it more accessible than ever!  AIDC will run from Sunday, 28 February to Wednesday, 3 March 2021. In addition to marketplace and conference session benefits, a physical networking opportunity for All-Access Passholders is set to take place to close AIDC on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 with more details to be released by AIDC in January.

These guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal.

Apply for Online Pass Funding for AIDC 2021 on SmartyGrants

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Travel - Skills Development and Exposure

Applications closed 16 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

Please note: travel funding applications have been suspended until such time travel restrictions are reduced to a reasonable level.

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 closed 16 March 2020 at 5:00 PM

Please note: travel funding applications have been suspended until such time travel restrictions are reduced to a reasonable level.

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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Travel Assistance: Established Production Companies Initiative (EPC)

Applications closed 16 September 2019 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.

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Professional Development – Mentorships

Applications closed 31 December 2020 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest is currently working on a revised ‘Capability Development Program’ that will mean positive changes to the current ‘Professional Development – Attachments and Internships’ and ‘Mentorships’ funding program in order to deliver more targeted outcomes for our industry.

It is envisioned that this new program will be rolled out within the first 6 months of 2021.

As such, we are not taking applications through these funds at this time. In the meantime, please contact the Screenwest Talent Development Manager if you have any queries.

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Professional Development – Attachments and Internships Fund

Applications closed 31 December 2020 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest is currently working on a revised ‘Capability Development Program’ that will mean positive changes to the current ‘Professional Development – Attachments and Internships’ and ‘Mentorships’ funding program in order to deliver more targeted outcomes for our industry.

It is envisioned that this new program will be rolled out within the first 6 months of 2021.

As such, we are not taking applications through these funds at this time. In the meantime, please contact the Screenwest Talent Development Manager if you have any queries.

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