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Funding & Support

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Our Skills Development programs support Victorian key creatives and crew to develop and increase their practical skills and industry knowledge and experience, helping to build and maintain a skilled and professional screen industry workforce.  

The suite of programs also provides Victorian companies with greater potential to source local expertise and grow their businesses. 

Environment & Climate Solutions Short Form Initiative

The ABC and Doc Society are partnering with VicScreen, Screenwest, Screen Tasmania, Screen Queensland and Screen Territory on a short-form documentary initiative.

Calling on Australian early career filmmakers to create a short documentary for broadcast on ABC TV and ABC iview with the potential of festival screenings, the Environment & Climate Solutions Short Form Initiative will see up to two applicants from each participating state or territory develop and produce their idea. Successful applicants will each be given up to $18,000. 

The initiative is open to any participating state or territory-based early career or emerging producer with demonstrated factual program making skills with at least 1 film with demonstrated audience reach.

Applications close via Doc Society on Sunday 21st of August 2022.

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Industry Development

Our Industry Development program supports organisations and guilds to deliver activities that provide skills, capacity and capability development opportunities for a diverse and inclusive range of Victorian key creatives and crew.  

We welcome new events, workshops and training initiatives – contact Jana Blair, Manager – Industry and Skills Development, on 03 9660 3273 to discuss your proposal.

Applications can be received at any time.

View the Guidelines
Complete the Application Form
Complete the Acquittal Form
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Key Talent Production Placements

Key Talent Production Placements supports early to mid-career Victorian writers and directors to develop their skills through paid, hands-on placements on a production.

The 6 to 12-week placements are offered on local and international film, television and online projects being made in Victoria. To be eligible for a placement, you first need to successfully apply for our Key Talent Placements Register. 

You will be notified 6-8 weeks after applying if you have been placed on the register. You will then be considered for placements as they arise, based on your skills and experience as well as the production’s requirements. 

If you have any questions before you apply, contact Angie Tassakos, Grants Officer, on 03 9660 3240.

This program is supported by the Community Support Fund through the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Complete the Application Form
Complete the Acquittal Form
View Recent Decisions

Key Talent Company Placements

Key Talent Company Placements support early to mid-career film, television, and games key creatives to develop their skills through paid, hands-on placements in a Victorian screen business.  

The placements are offered at established Victorian production and game development companies, generally for 6-12 months. Our primary focus is placements in roles that drive projects forward and are involved in making key decisions i.e. producer.  

If you represent a Victorian screen business that can offer a company placement, read the guidelines and our Terms of Trade and contact Angie Tassakos, Grants Officer, on 03 9660 3240 to discuss your proposed opportunity.

This program is supported by the Community Support Fund through the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Complete the Acquittal Form
View Recent Decisions

Specialist Placements

Specialist Placements fast-track the skills development of early to mid-career Victorian crew in technical roles that are in high demand in Victoria’s screen industry. The paid, hands-on placements are offered on film, television, online, games, animation or VFX productions, or within a Victorian-based screen business. 

If you represent a production or screen business interested in offering a specialist placement, read the guidelines and our Terms of Trade before completing the application form. If you have any questions before you apply, contact Angie Tassakos, Grants Officer, on 03 9660 3240.

If you’re a crew member interested in a placement, apply for our Specialist Placements Register by completing the application form below. Note: Writers, directors and producers – we support the skills development of these roles through our Key Talent Production Placements and Key Talent Company Placements

This program is supported by the Community Support Fund through the Department of Treasury and Finance.

View the List of Target Roles
Complete the Acquittal Form

Professional Attachments

Professional Attachments support the skills development of early career Victorian crew through paid, hands-on attachments on film, television and online productions being made in Victoria. 

The 5 to 12-week attachments are an invaluable opportunity to work alongside an experienced Head of Department or crew member in departments such as camera, animation, wardrobe and production office.  

To be eligible for an attachment, you first need to successfully apply for our Professional Attachments Register. 

You will be notified 6-8 weeks after applying if you have been placed on the register. You will then be considered for attachments as they arise, based on your skills and experience and the production’s requirements. If you have any questions before you apply, contact Rachel Duffy, Grants Officer, on 03 9660 3285.

Note: Writers, directors and producers – we support the skills development of these roles through our Key Talent Production Placements and Key Talent Company Placements

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

Victorian Screen Development Internships

Victorian Screen Development Internships provide opportunities for early career Victorian producers and development executives who are traditionally underrepresented in screen to fast-track their careers.  

The 12-month paid internships across VicScreen, a broadcaster and a leading Victorian production company help to build content creation skills and knowledge of the current commissioning, funding and production environment in Australia. 

The internships are open to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, or who are First Peoples of Australia, are living with disability and/or are trans/gender diverse. 

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

Games Development Internships

Games Development Internships provide opportunities for early career Victorian creators who are traditionally under-represented in games to fast-track their careers to becoming digital games producers.  

The 12 to 18-month paid internships across VicScreen and two leading Victorian games companies help to build game development skills and networks, as well as knowledge of the current independent and AAA studio sector, games funding and production environment within Australia. 

The internships are open to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, or who are First Peoples of Australia, are living with disability and/or are trans/gender diverse. 

If you have any questions before you apply, contact Fergus Harte, Grants Officer, on 03 9660 3286.

Applications are currently open and close Thursday 8 September, 2022.

Complete the Application Form

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

Connie Boyce (she/her) — For Industry Development Enquiries
Grants Officer
Angie Tassakos — For Placements Enquiries
Grants Officer
Rachel Duffy (she/her) — For Attachments Enquiries
Grants Officer
Fergus Harte (he/him) — For Internships Enquiries
Grants Officer