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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.


Industry Enhancement Program

Pitches for Stream One are now open, closing Monday, 28 February 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.

The aim of the Industry Enhancement Program is to build a more sustainable Western Australian screen industry, by increasing the production levels in Western Australia and by leveraging international and national funding into the State.

Screenwest’s aspirational target is to grow the level of screen industry expenditure in the State to $300m per annum by 2025-26. The Industry Enhancement Program is looking to fund a small number of bold, innovative and industry enhancing proposals that will elevate the local industry and help achieve growth targets.

There are two streams of funding available through this program.

  1. Stream One – New Ideas that leverage new partnerships and finance into WA
  2. Stream Two – Developing growth in WA Screen industry companies

Stream One has a multi-stage application process, with the first submission deadline closing on Monday, 28 February 2022 at 5:00pm AWST.

Applications for Stream Two will open at a later date.

Please ensure you read the program guidelines to ensure you are eligible before applying.


How to Apply

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

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Crew Attachment Program

Paid attachment (work experience) opportunities for Emerging WA Filmmakers

Edit Assistant attachment & Researcher: Applications close Tuesday, 25 January at 5:00pm AWST
Post-Production Assistant attachment: Applications close Tuesday, 25 January at 5:00pm AWST

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 through Screenwest’s newsletter and Facebook page.


Edit Assistant attachment

Five week Edit Assistant attachment on an upcoming documentary series.

Researcher / Post-Production Assistant attachment

Five week Researcher / Post-Production Assistant attachment on an upcoming documentary series.

Applications open: Monday, 17 January 2022
Applications close: Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 5:00pm AWST
Expected start date: Monday, 31 January 2022

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through the Screenwest SmartyGrants Portal. Attachment descriptions for individual opportunities and links to apply will be added as they become available.

Acquittal Forms

Only for applications not submitted through SmartyGrants

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