Screen NSW Funding and Incentives: Overview

Each year Screen NSW receives recurrent funding from the NSW Government in the budget for programs and operations. Screen NSW then allocates the program funding across its programs for that year. This process occurs at the start of each year to enable planning for the year across funding rounds.

The allocations are targets only and reflect the organisation’s view of industry needs for the coming year and are subject to change based on the volume and quality of applications, changing industry needs and additional funds that may become available due to increased revenues from other sources. A final breakdown of the funding over a year is published in the Screen NSW annual report to industry for that year.

Program allocations for 2015/16 are as follows. 

SCREEN NSW PROGRAM FUNDING BREAKDOWN 2015-2016 as at 04 August 2015

Program Allocation        
Aurora $95,000 Production Finance $4,184,000 Screen Audience Development $140,000
Development- early and advanced incl. festival travel, market travel and emerging producer placement $797,000 Regional Filming Fund $375,000 Industry Development $460,000
  Emerging Filmmakers Fund $145,000 Strategic Opportunities $15,000
  Location Scouts and Inbound $45,000 Sydney Film Festival $980,000
        TOTAL $7,236,000

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  1. Early Development

  2. Advanced Development

  3. Festival Travel

  4. Emerging Producer Placement

  5. Aurora

  6. Slate Development Loan

  7. Production Finance

  8. Loan Facilities

  9. Emerging Filmmakers Fund (EFF)

  10. Regional Filming Fund (RFF)

  11. Industry Development Fund

  12. Audience Development Fund

  13. Strategic Opportunities Fund

  14. NSW Film & Television Industry Attraction Program (FIAP)

  15. Regional Filming Fund (RFF)

  16. Australian Government Incentives / Offsets

  17. Terms of Trade and Contracting

    Terms of Trade and Contracting

  18. How Do I Get My Idea Moving?

    How Do I Get My Idea Moving?

  19. Market Travel

  20. Critical Time Shooting