See the latest news from Screenwest and the Western Australian Screen Industry, including new initiatives from Screenwest, projects filming in Western Australia and achievements by WA creatives.
Screenwest holiday office closure and payment schedule
The Screenwest office will close from 5:00pm AWST on Thursday, 21 December 2023 and reopen at 9:00am AWST on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.
Screenwest Seeks Expressions of Interest for First Nations Cultural Advisors
Screenwest is seeking First Nations Cultural Advisors as it seeks to form a group of First Nations cultural advisers that reflects the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culture, languages, genders, geography, skills and experience.
Screen Culture review to commence
Screenwest is pleased to announce that Myriam Leonardy from consultancy Shape Executive has been appointed to undertake an independent review of our Screen Culture funding program, which provides funding support to film festivals and screen industry events. As part of the review, we are inviting you to take part in a short survey to inform the review and shape the future program.
Updated Scripted Development Investment guidelines announced
In response to industry feedback and the changing needs of the local sector, Screenwest is pleased to announce it has revised its Scripted Development guidelines and is rolling out two updated scripted development funds. Practitioners are invited to a Q&A session on 6 November to hear a summary of both funds, unpack the updated guidelines and ask questions.
Screenwest welcomes new Board Members Anni Browning and Annie Fogarty AM
Screenwest is delighted to announce the appointments of Anni Browning and Annie Fogarty to the Screenwest Board of Directors.
Games! Games! Games! Applications open for three digital games funding rounds
Screenwest has launched a brand new Business Accelerator Fund and opened travel applications for Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), as well as opening a new round of Digital Games Production Funding.
Four WA filmmaking teams selected to produce short documentaries for ABC Art Works
The factual stories include: an artist who uses his wheelchair as his trusty steed to conquer the modern art world, an 80-year old artist transforming her home into a mosaic masterpiece, the first female Composer in Residence at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and a journey into the mind of a world-renowned video artist and animator.
13 projects supported through Screenwest’s new Digital Games Production Fund
From an action-packed game about a runaway computer virus to a fantasy set in the Jewish quarter of Warsaw, the projects supported through the fund span a multitude of genres including virtual reality (VR), adventure, puzzle, sports, horror, role-playing (RPG) and more.
Four WA projects receive Screenwest Documentary Development Investment Funding
Factual stories about motor makeovers, a former pro wrestler, a Shark Bay-based Indigenous entrepreneur and Australia’s toughest rehab have received support through Screenwest’s latest rounds of Documentary Development Investment Funding.
Applications open for Gamescom travel support
Screenwest has opened a competitive round to provide travel funding to a limited number of WA games studios and/or developers to attend Gamescom 2023 in Germany. Applications close Monday, 22 May 2023 at 5:00pm AWST.
Applications open for Scripted Development Investment Funding
Screenwest has opened applications for the fourth and final Scripted Development Investment funding round for the 2022-23 financial year, closing Monday, 22 May 2023.
Eight WA production companies supported through Industry Enhancement Program
The eight recipient companies are being supported to propel their growth targets through activities including business planning and restructuring, securing national and international partnerships, engaging consultants and leveraging investment opportunities.
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Image credit: Cast and crew of Blueback on location in Bremer Bay, Western Australia © David Dare Parker