Up to $300,000 for children’s and adults’ animation, feature films, television drama, documentary, digital and factual entertainment projects.
Screen Tasmania seeks to enable and increase production activity in Tasmania in order to build industry sustainability, generate employment, and increase revenue streams for production companies.
There are two funds which deliver funding specifically to achieve this, depending on the specific nature of the project:
Projects and applicants must also satisfy a number of other eligibility criteria before submitting an application and applicants should also read the Screen Tasmania General Guidelines and Terms of Trade, both available in pdf format.
Applicants may apply for investment in the production of children’s and adults’ animation, feature films, television drama, documentary, digital and factual entertainment projects.
The maximum size of the investment differs depending on the nature of the project with the maximum being $300,000 for a feature film or television drama.
Eligible projects include:
In response to marketplace demand for high-volume, low-cost factual television content, this fund supports the development of lifestyle and light entertainment factual programming that can be produced in Tasmania to generate ongoing production activity, employment and revenue streams.
Applications can be for commercially oriented content that has a clearly identifiable target audience in the following genres:
In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria detailed in the General Guidelines, the applicant must be:
Non-Tasmanian production companies may apply for investment in all categories apart from factual entertainment and post-production, however they are encouraged to form a genuine partnership with a resident Tasmanian company as those projects will be favoured over others.
Funds are competitive and due to limited availability, applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis and cannot be guaranteed to receive the maximum funding available.
Animation feature film or television drama
For projects produced substantially in Tasmania, Screen Tasmania may invest up to 30 per cent of the total production budget to a maximum of either:
For a documentary from a Tasmanian resident production company or a non-Tasmanian production company that can demonstrate a genuine creative and/or financial partnership with a Tasmanian resident key creative or production company, Screen Tasmania may invest a maximum of:
In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent pro-rata investment for shorter length programs may be considered.
For a documentary from a non-Tasmanian company, Screen Tasmania may invest a maximum of:
In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent pro-rata investment for shorter length, one-off documentaries may be considered.
For a digital media project, Screen Tasmania may invest up to 30 per cent of the total production budget to a maximum of $150 000.
For a factual entertainment series, Screen Tasmania may invest up to 30 per cent of the total production budget to a maximum of $125 000 per series.
For post-production investment, Screen Tasmania may invest a maximum of $150 000 however the applicant must demonstrate best endeavours to complete the majority of work within the state.
In addition to the criteria used to assess applications detailed in the General Guidelines, Screen Tasmania uses the following criteria to assess applications for production investment:
Economic benefits to Tasmania
Cultural benefits to Tasmania
Contact us to see how we can make your application more competitive and increase your chances of securing funding. Please note that this is a rolling fund and applications will be considered at any time. However, applicants are advised to allow a minimum of eight weeks before successful applications can be approved.