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Feature Track: Scripted Development Fund

Screenwest Updates Funding Guidelines and Extends Deadline in Response to Theatrical Distribution Impacts

In response to changes in the Australian and global theatrical distribution landscape as a result of the rise of streaming platforms and changes within the industry, Screenwest has amended the guidelines for the current round of the Feature Track: Scripted Development Fund to accept all scripted feature-length projects regardless of the intended distribution platform.

The revised project eligibility requirements are:

The project that is subject to this application:

  1. Must be a scripted feature-length project destined for broadcast/distribution to an Australian audience.

The application requirements have also been amended:

  1. A production financing strategy and a marketing strategy that includes a clear rationale outlining the intended audience and distribution platform for the project.

Due to these updates, the deadline for submission to this round has been extended to Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm AWST.

Through the Feature Film Development Track, successful applicants will work toward quality, distinctive, feature film projects with strong Western Australian outcomes that are capable of reaching their target audience and attracting further investment and/or market interest.

Projects are assessed at each milestone by a panel including the relevant Screenwest Project Manager and external industry experts. Feedback will be provided to successful applicants at each assessment/milestone stage.

Please visit the Feature Track: Scripted Development Fund page of the Screenwest website to access the updated guidelines.


How to Apply

The updated guidelines, application materials and eligibility criteria are available on the Feature Track: Scripted Development Fund page of the Screenwest website.

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

An application receipt will be forwarded to the applicant within two working days to confirm that Screenwest has received the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Screenwest if an application receipt has not been received within this timeframe.

Applications have been extended to Monday, 6 April 2020 at 5:00pm AWST.


Program Contact

Barbara Connell, Drama Development Manager
T: +61 8 6169 2127


Contact Screenwest

T: +61 8 6169 2100

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Posted 19 March 2020

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