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First Nations Screen Fellowship

Screen NSW’s First Nations Screen Fellowship is an outstanding opportunity for a First Nations Screen Practitioner to receive professional development support within their field.

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First Nations Screen Fellowship


Screen NSW is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) proposals for the First Nations Screen Fellowship. This is a career-boosting opportunity for First Nations filmmakers in NSW.

We encourage NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen creatives who have already started a career within the screen and gaming industries to apply.

We welcome applications from eligible practitioners with a proven track record in their chosen field.

The Fellowship helps a screen creative from NSW to advance their career and/or kickstart a new project by providing them with up to $25,000 per fellow.

This Fellowship aims to nurture the talents of local creatives and raise awareness of NSW’s vibrant First Nations filmmakers.

Key information

  • Funding amount: $25,000
  • Applications opened: 11 May 2023 
  • Applications closed: 30 June 2023

Program objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Support a screen practitioner who has shown dedication and a high level of commitment to their practice
  • Provide targeted support for NSW First Nations screen practitioners to ensure the legacy of storytelling and culture on screen is continued and preserved. 

Contact & support

Screen Investment team
[email protected]


Selection criteria

Your EOI will be assessed against the following criteria: 

Application materials

Assessment process

Award process

If successful, the applicant must enter into and abide by the terms of an agreement with us, which will include the funding’s deliverables and acquittal requirements.