Screen NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Screen NSW Terms of Trade, which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.
The program is open to any NSW Key Creative whose project has been officially invited to screen in the program of an international festival (outside Australia) that offers significant networking and professional development opportunities.
NSW-based Executive Producers will be considered in exceptional circumstances if Screen NSW is not providing travel support for any other Key Creatives on the project.
Projects made outside NSW are eligible.
Projects that have not received Screen NSW development or production finance are eligible.
Screen NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from under-represented groups. Priority will be given to teams including people from the following priority areas:
First Nations people
People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
People living with disability
Requests for travel support should not exceed $6,000. Screen NSW will support up to $5,000 per individual or up to $6,000 for two or more team members per application.
An individual or a team can submit up to three applications to this program in any financial year, but only one application at a time.
Generally, we will not consider additional funding for a project that has a current application to another Screen NSW program.
We fund travel associated with the development of:
Adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies
Content-rich factual and documentary television or web programs and series
Creative interactive screen entertainment.
We do not fund travel associated with the development of:
Infotainment, lifestyle, travel, magazine, sports, education, game shows and other magazine-style productions*
Current affairs and news
Shorts, short features (under 60 minutes duration) or experimental films
Projects that are being produced as part of a course of study.
*For further guidance on the distinction between infotainment, lifestyle, magazine programs and documentary/factual programs refer to the advice on Screen Australia’s website.
Your application will be competitively assessed against the following criteria:
Whether the proposed travel is essential to advancing the financing of the project and/or the applicant’s slate, taking into account market readiness of the project(s) and the opportunities provided by the market or targeted meetings
The track record of the applicant including the financial track record and experience of the applicant and any key creatives
The appropriateness of the budget submitted
The potential of the project(s) to contribute to a robust screen industry in NSW.
Applications are received on a rolling basis and are assessed on the eligibility and selection criteria. Sector Investment team members assess projects across our entire suite of development and production programs.
We shall endeavour to notify you on the outcome of your application between six to eight weeks from the date that Screen NSW acknowledges receipt of a completed application.
Please note you will receive a SmartyGrants acknowledgement of submission. We will send a separate acknowledgement.
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.