Up to $40,000 is available for projects that create concept for a narrative animated series.
Film Victoria’s new Animation – Proof of Concept initiative is designed to enable Victorian animators to create a teaser for an animated series concept. Pitch materials must include some form of a visual teaser, animatic or sample scene materials.
The Animation – Proof of Concept initiative has been designed to target Victorian animators with demonstrated ability and experience working in the sector, but who have not yet been commissioned.
Globally, animation is one of the strongest performing screen sectors, with significant ‘spin-off’ potential across multiple platforms. This targeted support will provide new opportunities for up-and-coming Victorian talent, help grow the sector and build on the success of Victorian productions such as Adam Elliott’s Harvey Krumpet and Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing, both Oscar winners, and Anthony Lucas’ Oscar-nominated The Mysterious Adventures of Jasper Morello.
Animation – Proof of Concept funding will assist Victorian animators to develop original content to attract marketplace interest and boost the technical skills of the State’s animation sector. The Proof of Concept initiative is designed to enable Victorian animators to create a teaser for an animated series concept.
Eligible animators can apply for development funding of up to $40,000 to create concept materials specifically for a narrative animated series, with the aim of pitching it to a broadcaster or online content provider.
Funding for this initiative was provided in the Victorian Coalition Government’s 2013/14 State Budget, which included $13.8 million for the Victorian screen industry over four years to deliver significant benefits on-screen and to support the businesses that drive production activity.
Since December 2010, the Victorian Coalition Government, through Film Victoria, has supported more than $560 million in production expenditure in the State.
Film Victoria is looking for original creative concepts, strong ideas and clear market opportunities from practitioners who may not be eligible for our other development programs.
Animators can apply with a concept of any length, provided it’s appropriate for its intended market.