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Development Program

Screen NSW Development funding supports writers and producers to develop fiction or unscripted (documentary) and online projects with distinctive ideas and ambitious stories.

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Development Program

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Summary

Screen NSW Development funding supports writers and producers to develop fiction or unscripted (documentary) and online projects with distinctive ideas and ambitious stories. All applications must have a well-articulated plan for their next stage of development and identify appropriate market partners to ensure significant audience reach.

Projects can be for release on any platforms including cinema, television and online.

Applications can be received at any time and must clearly address all the selection criteria. 

Please review the online Application Form and the Budget Guide, and make sure you have all the required documents ready for your application submission.

In addition, Screen NSW Terms of Trade must be read in conjunction with the Application Form.

Key information

  • Funding amount: Up to $50,000 depending on the project type and level of market interest
  • Applications: Open from Monday 30 October 2023 (rolling)

Program objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Support the nurturing of new ideas and talent in NSW
  • Ensure Key Creatives are given access to opportunities that benefit their careers and reinvest back into the NSW screen industry
  • Support connections that will shape the future of our creative landscape and strengthen our position in the global market.

Contact & support

Screen Investment team
[email protected]

Eligibility

Funding

Selection criteria

Your application will be competitively assessed against the following criteria listed below in order of our priorities:

Assessment process

The Investment Team assess projects across our all our development programs. Regular meetings are held with Investment Managers and the head of Screen NSW, who recommend decisions to the NSW Government.

Please ensure your application addresses all the Selection criteria.

Award process

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Glossary & Resources

Please see our Glossary for relevant terms. 

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