Film Victoria reveals two new programs/guidelines

Film Victoria has announced it is reducing its 25 guidelines to six; all of the agency’s available funding will exist under six core programs, each containing funding strands and regulated by the new guidelines.

The first two are Screen Engagement and Screen Business; the rest will be rolled out over the coming months. The objective is to clarify the intention of the programs and better communicate with practitioners about what’s available, how to apply and how to work with the agency. According to Film Victoria, there have been no changes to the funding or the assessment criteria.

The program guidelines all have the same structure and are divided into easy-to-read sections.

The first program is Screen Engagement, which suports organisations, festivals, events and publications to better engage Victorian audiences with screen content and culture. It contains two funding strands:

  • Screen Engagement – Audience Access (previously Public Screen Engagement).
  • Screen Engagement – Regional Access (previously Regional Screen Engagement).

The second is Screen Business,  supporting screen businesses to progress a slate of projects and build sustainable businesses. It contains four funding strands:

  • Global Connections (previously Global Connections Business Support), for producers to attend overseas markets and undertake international business travel that will benefit financing, sales, marketing and business opportunities.
  • International Profile (previously International Festival Support), enabling producers and directors to advance their international profile and exposure and to forge international relationships through attendance at international festivals where they have been invited to screen a project.
  • Established Producer Support (previously Business Support for Established Producers), enabling established producers to strengthen their screen business through project development, business planning, international market attendance and international travel that will enable them to progress projects.
  • Slate (Repeat Applicants) (previously Slate Funding for Repeat Applicants), assisting established production companies to further grow their company into strong and sustainable businesses, through the development of a portfolio of high quality, marketable projects.

The rest of the programs/guidelines will cover skills, content, production and the cash flow facility.


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