MIFF 37º South PostScript&Direct - Directors and Screenwriters

Applications closed 06 June 2017 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest is offering up to six places for WA screenwriters, directors and writer-directors to participate in the exclusive MIFF 37ºPostScript & Direct networking program within the MIFF 37ºSouth Market.

Selected participants will be given the opportunity to meet, and pitch to, a range of Australian and New Zealand MIFF 37ºSouth Market registered producers.

This year’s 37ºSouth: PostScript & Direct will occur from 1:00pm Sunday, 6 August at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre in Flinders Street.

Screenwest will cover the cost of each participant’s registration fee directly with MIFF, and a set amount of $1,000 in travel funding will be given to each successful participant.

Applicants will be assessed on:

  • Their track record.
  • The strength of the projects being pitched.
  • The applicant’s current stage of their career and benefits they will gain from this experience.

Screenwriters applying are expected to have a project they are pitching. Directors might not be pitching a specific project – but rather seeking to interest producers in their skills and track record.

To apply for this opportunity, please fill in the attached form and email to Screenwest at funding@screenwest.wa.gov.au.

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

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Travel - Skills Development and Exposure

Applications can be submitted at any time

Provides a contribution towards the cost of travel to enable emerging to mid-level Western Australian film, television and digital practitioners to attend relevant markets, conferences, festivals, awards and skills development opportunities held interstate or internationally. For Screenwest funding purposes, an emerging to mid-level practitioner is defined as having less than two recognised credits.

There are three categories in which Screenwest will consider funding for emerging to mid-level practitioners:

  • Markets & Conferences
  • Festivals and Awards
  • Skills Development

Please refer to the below guidelines for info on eligibility, funding caps, application materials required and other general conditions.

 

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Travel - Business and Marketing

Applications can be submitted at any time

Provides a contribution towards the costs of travel to enable experienced Western Australian film, television and digital practitioners with two eligible credits to attend relevant markets, festivals and awards held interstate or internationally.

For Screenwest funding purposes, an experienced practitioner is defined as having at least two recognised credits in the role relevant to the opportunity that can be any combination of the following: broadcast credit; theatrically distributed feature film credits; a commercially produced and released online project.

There are two categories in which Screenwest will consider funding for experienced practitioners:

  • Markets
  • Festivals & Awards

Read the below guidelines for info on eligibility, funding caps, credits, application materials required and other general conditions.

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

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Professional Development - Mentorships

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Professional Development – Mentorships fund provides an opportunity for Western Australian production companies and practitioners to engage a highly-experienced film or television professional to mentor a mid-career practitioner, engaged in a specific role on a specific project.

It is specifically aimed at providing high-level advice and support to key creative and managerial roles on professional film, television and digital productions, to aid the career progression of early to mid-career West Australian practitioners.

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

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Professional Development – Attachments and Internships Fund

Applications can be submitted at any time

The Professional Development – Attachment & Internship Fund provides financial support for mid-level Western Australian screen practitioners who are offered practical, professional experience through an attachment or internship.

The fund is primarily aimed at providing support for exceptional national or international opportunities made available to key creatives. These funds are highly limited and applications must demonstrate a significant professional development opportunity in the applicant’s area of expertise, and a clear strategic plan.

International opportunities are strongly encouraged.

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

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Professional Development – Below-the-Line Crew Attachments (Not to be used for PIA Attachments)

Applications can be submitted at any time

This fund provides on-set professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career Western Australian below-the-line screen practitioners with an opportunity to increase their skills, knowledge and networks by working and shadowing an experienced industry professional (Mentor) on a professional production shooting in Western Australia.

Screenwest can provide a non-recoupable grant to the sponsoring Production Company to assist with the cost of employing the Below-the-Line Crew Attachment on a professional shoot in Western Australia. On successful application, the grant is paid to the Production Company which is then paid directly to the Below-the-Line Crew Attachment as a wage.

The Below-the-Line Crew Attachment must be credited appropriately on the production.

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Production Investment Agreement (PIA) Attachments (For Production Company use only)

Applications can be submitted at any time

It is a requirement of Screenwest funding to employ WA attachment(s) on their project  and the costs of the attachment(s) must be included in the budget submitted to Screenwest.   The Attachment position cannot be used to replace a crew position and the attachment should receive an appropriate credit for their work on the project.  Potential attachments must be discussed with Screenwest prior to employment.

 

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Travel Assistance – Established Production Companies Initiative

Applications closed 19 September 2016

The Travel Assistance – Established Production Companies (EPC) program provides a contribution towards the costs of travel to enable established Western Australian production companies to attend relevant markets, conferences, festivals and awards held interstate or internationally.

The program is available to Western Australian-based production companies that have generated a minimum of $1.5 million Qualifying Western Australian Expenditure (QWAE) on eligible productions in the last three financial years.

Importantly, the qualifying spend must have been specifically incurred in the qualifying period (i.e. between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2016) and companies applying must provide cost or audit reports very clearly substantiating the qualifying spend.

Any prior EPC grant must be satisfactorily acquitted in order to become eligible to apply for the grant. This grant will cover any travel undertaken from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2017.

All applications must be received by 5:00pm, 19 September.

The guidelines and more information can be found here.

Enquiries can be directed to Screenwest’s Shannon Jenkins – (08) 6552 7403, shannon.jenkins@screenwest.wa.gov.au

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AIDC 2017 Travel Funding

Applications closed 06 February 2017 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest is announcing a special travel funding round to attend the 2017 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC). 2017 will mark AIDC’s 30th year as Australia’s premier event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content. This year’s AIDC conference will be held at the ACMI in Melbourne from 5 to 8 March, 2017.

For the first time in 2017, AIDC will hold a series of business sessions designed to introduce filmmakers to key local and international decision makers across a number of different areas. These ‘Meet the Decision Maker’ sessions will explore some of the big questions facing commissioners today, be it in the arts, Indigenous, factual or specialist factual sectors. The sessions represent the perfect opportunity for filmmakers and producers to have their questions answered and find out what networks are looking for in 2017.

Funding will be provided through:

  • Travel – Business and Marketing (for practitioners with two or more recognised credits)
  • Travel – Skills Development and Exposure (for emerging and mid-career practitioners).

 

Screenwest will offer a set funding amount of $1,500 for both travel categories. As this is a set funding amount, a budget will not be required as part of the application process.

Please note that as this is a competitive round, funding is not assured even where an applicant meets all of the minimum eligibility criteria. Funding for less-experienced practitioners is also limited.

For further information and to view the travel guidelines, click here.

For travel funding enquiries, please contact the Screenwest Development Coordinator, Wendy Simmons on (08) 6169 2113 or wendy.simmons@screenwest.wa.gov.au

Applications close 5:00pm Monday, 6 February 2017.

AIDC is proudly supported by Screenwest and Lotterywest.

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AIDC 2017 Making Virtual a Practical Reality: Virtual Reality Workshop Funding

Applications closed 18 January 2017 at 5:00 PM

Screenwest has partnered with AIDC to provide a unique opportunity, Making Virtual a Practical Reality, where WA documentary storytellers who have a solid idea for a Virtual Reality (VR) project will receive $2,000 as a professional development grant to travel to Melbourne to attend an exclusive full day VRTOV VR Filmmakers Workshop on Saturday, 4 March and Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2017 from 5-8 March.

Screenwest and AIDC will jointly select up to two WA filmmakers for this opportunity. Applications will be assessed on the quality and audience potential of the project/s submitted and the filmmaker’s experience to date.

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

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Screen Producers Australia (SPA) SCREEN FOREVER Conference, 2016 Travel Funding

Applications closed 12 September 2016

Screen Producers Australia (SPA) is again presenting the annual SCREEN FOREVER Conference, this year running over three days, 15-17 November, 2016 (inclusive) in the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne.

Touted as one of the largest congregations of media and entertainment professionals in the Southern Hemisphere, this conference represents the creative and hardworking professionals who make and deliver screen content.  Go and explore the very best of Screen and gain insights, business opportunities, international partnerships and discover what’s on the horizon from leading media and entertainment executives.

SCREEN FOREVER highlights for this year include:

  • Meet the Buyer sessions where you hear from top network executives, commissioners and programmers on what they want
  • Keynotes and In Conversations featuring inspirational keynote speakers and the biggest names in the business
  • In-depth Craft Masterclasses featuring international and Australian creatives and program makers on the successes from 2015
  • SCREEN FOREVER International Partnership Market is designed to match Australian producers with foreign producers, sales agents and distributors looking for co-venture or co-production opportunities
  • Pitch your next big idea to TV network execs and production companies at the TV Pitching Market – Ready Steady Pitch!
  • Roundtables where delegates can ask the questions they’ve always wanted to know from leading industry executives
  • Networking opportunities every day with local and international delegates and speakers at the industry’s biggest party of the year at the SCREEN FOREVER Gala Party and the Screen Producers Australia Awards

Screenwest is opening a travel funding round for producers aiming to attend this year’s conference. Funding will be provided to the successful recipients for a set amount of $2,000 under both travel funding categories; therefore a budget will not be required as part of the application process.

Screenwest travel funding is provided through one of the below two categories;

  • Business & Marketing (producers with two or more recognised credits)
  • Skills Development and Exposure (emerging and mid-career practitioners) Please note: Funding for less-experienced practitioners is very limited.

Please note this is an extremely competitive round; therefore funding is not assured even where an applicant meets all of the minimum eligibility criteria

Applications for close 5:00pm Monday, 12 September 2016.

For further information and to view the guidelines, please visit the Screenwest website.

For travel funding enquiries, please contact ScreenWest Development Coordinator, Wendy Simmons on (08) 6169 2113 or wendy.simmons@screenwest.wa.gov.au

NOTE:

  • Super Early Bird registrations for the SCREEN FOREVER Conference are on sale until the 31 August, 2016
  • Early Bird rates are on sale from 1 September to 30 September, 2016 and then Standard Rates kick in from the 1 October onwards.

For further information visit the Screen Forever website at: http://screenforever.org.au/

SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by ScreenWest and Lotterywest.

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