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Funding & Support


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. 

Development On Demand

For writers and producers with strong, vivid and distinct ideas.

The Development On Demand program supports writers and producers to develop narrative fiction or documentary projects, including VR for any release platform, including cinema, television, and online.

Applications can be received any time.

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

Originate Slate

Originate Slate provides support to Victorian production companies with a track record in creating quality content to enable them to develop compelling and original IP for the global marketplace. It allows companies to be more ambitious, and to strive for excellence, by supporting the critical early stages of development.

Applications are now open and close on 24 February 2023.

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

Originate Features

Originate Features 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. 



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.


Angie Tassakos (she/her) — For Fiction application enquiries
Grants Officer
Jessica O’Brien (she/her) — For Documentary application enquiries
Grants Officer
Mackenzie Lush (she/her)
Development Executive
Samantha Dinning
Production Executive – Factual Lead
Sarah Pratt (she/her)
Development Coordinator