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Funding & Support

DEVELOPMENT

Through our development programs, we support Victorian writers and producers to script high-quality stories from across our regions and cities and from diverse perspectives and origins, for cinema, television, online and virtual reality.  

We’re here for first-time screenwriters, seasoned creators and anyone who is ready to turn their ideas into a screen experience that will entertain, engage and excite. 

Project Development

For emerging writers and producers. 

 

The Project Development program supports Victorian writers and producers to develop narrative fiction or documentary screen projects. 

To be eligible for this program, you and all members of the creative team must be Victorian, however you do not require previous screen credits or market interest in your project. 

 

Project Development (Fiction and Documentary) is currently under review. Applicants wishing to apply for support through this program are encouraged to do so before the deadline of June 30 2022.

View the Guidelines
Access Resources
Complete the Application Form
Complete the Acquittal Form
View Recent Decisions

Development On Demand

For seasoned writers and producers. 

 

The Development On Demand program supports writers and producers who have production credits to develop narrative fiction or documentary screen projects. 

To be eligible for this program, you must have written on or produced at least three projects that have been commercially distributed or exhibited, and/or sold to a recognised commissioning platform, and/or have market interest in your project. 

 

Applications can be received any time. 

View the Guidelines
Access Resources
Complete the Application Form
Complete the Acquittal Form
View Recent Decisions

Originate

Originate is a dynamic development and production program to support and amplify the work of feature film writers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in screen.  

Devised in collaboration with internationally acclaimed story developer and facilitator Angeli MacFarlane, the three-stage development program takes projects from early-stage concept to low budget production-ready screenplays. After this intensive development period, one project is greenlit and produced with finance from VicScreen, SBS, Arenamedia and other partners. 

Applications are currently closed. Subscribe to our Newsletter for updates and announcements. 

WHEN YOU'RE READY TO APPLY

 

1.) Read the guidelines and our Terms of Trade.  

2.) Review the Application Form.  

3.) If you have any questions, reach out to the relevant team member below.

YOUR TEAM AT VICSCREEN

Denise Bohan (she/her) — For Fiction Enquiries
Program Services Officer
Rachel Duffy (she/her) — For Documentary Enquiries
Program Services Officer
Mackenzie Lush (she/her)
Development Executive
Samantha Dinning
Production Executive – Factual Lead
Sarah Pratt (she/her)
Development Coordinator