Screen NSW is calling for applications for its 2023/24 Audience and Industry Development programmes.
19 beneficiaries of both programs received approximately $600,000 in support this financial year.
“These programs not only provide much-needed financial support, but are vital to empowering and transforming our local film industry and providing rich cultural experiences for all people in NSW,” said Kyas Hepworth, Head of Screen NSW.
“By nurturing talent, facilitating career growth, and improving access to quality on-screen content, we can foster a dynamic and inclusive screen culture that resonates with audiences and cultivates a thriving creative community.”
“Screen professionals across regional NSW have risen in the careers of our programs funded through the Industry Development Program,” said Lisa O’Meara, CEO of Screenworks.
“Being led by Jocelyn Moorhouse, running a block of Neighborhood for Fremantle, producing on a Paramount drama series, or sitting in the writers’ rooms of some of Australia’s most successful productions are just some of the opportunities Screenworks was able to offer with the support of Screen NSW.
“We are grateful to Screen NSW for the grant we received, which was instrumental in bringing the 2023 Mardi Gras Film Festival to life,” added Queer Screen Festival Director Lisa Rose.
“Through this funding, our organization has been able to curate a diverse range of groundbreaking films, fostering meaningful dialogue and advancing LGBTQ+ representation on the big screen.”
The Industry Development Program provides funding to organizations that create professional development opportunities for NSW screening professionals at various stages of their careers. Funding is provided for one-off or annual events including workshops, masterclasses, forums and professional development activities.
The Audience Development Program supports public screenings, festivals or tours that provide the community with the opportunity to see and experience quality on-screen content and innovative practices. Funding is provided for one-off or annual events across NSW, including those at single or multiple venues.
Applicants from regional NSW and Western Sydney, as well as First Nations and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Applications close on July 14th.