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Applications Open for Second Annual Brian Beaton Award

Screenwest has opened applications for the second annual Brian Beaton Award. Applications close Monday, 5 August 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.


About the Brian Beaton Award

In recognition of the valuable contribution made to the screen industry in Western Australia by esteemed producer Brian Beaton, and to honour his memory, the Brian Beaton Award is awarded annually to a filmmaker/s who has a current social impact project that needs further support to reach its full potential.

The Award is open to current West Australian resident/s of any level of experience who have a current factual social impact project in active development, or that has been recently produced for broadcast, theatrical or online distribution, including VR and interactive projects. Support is available for development and/or production, or an outreach campaign to enhance the social impact.

The Brian Beaton Award is a financial grant comprised of Screenwest funding and Industry and Private donations.  Anyone interested in contributing financially towards the 2019 Award, should contact

The donation period will remain open until the application period closes.


How to Apply

Please refer to the Brian Beaton Award page of the Screenwest website for the full information about how to apply and required application materials.

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

Applications close Monday, 5 August 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.

It is anticipated that the Brian Beaton Award recipient/s will be announced in September 2019.


Program Contact

To talk to someone about this fund, applicants should contact:

Eva Di Blasio, Talent Development Manager

T: +61 8 6169 2107


About Brian Beaton

Brian Beaton was a well-respected Western Australian documentary maker whose career spanned over 35 years.

He produced award-winning documentaries and factual programs for national and international markets and had various roles in the industry including Executive Producer at Artemis, and also worked as a Producer, Director and Writer in previous roles.

Brian and his business partner, Celia Tait, worked together to develop and successfully produce many projects including:

  • seven seasons of WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

He also contributed to the screen industry nationally by his advocacy and professional work with Screen Producers Australia, Screenwest and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).


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T: +61 8 6169 2100

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Posted 05 June 2019

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