screen production & game development

screen production & game development

What is Screen Production & Game Development Investment?

Screen Queensland (SQ) Screen Production and Game Development Investment supports producers and game developers to create high quality screen projects and games capable of engaging local and international audiences, winning critical acclaim and achieving commercial success.

Funding may be used for production and post-production of screen projects in any genre and for any platform as well as the development of games for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, console, VR Hardware or Linux.

SQ cannot retrospectively fund, meaning any screen project that has entered pre-production is not eligible to apply.

What does Screen Queensland fund?

SQ funds screen stories from Queensland Producers and Game Developers and Australian Producers working with a Queensland Producer or Line Producer. Production funding is broken down into the following areas:

Broadcast
Fiction series, long-form single narratives, single documentary and documentary series and interstitial content for broadcast via television, SVOD, VOD or internet streaming service.

Feature Film
Feature films and feature documentaries intended for theatrical release, VOD, SVOD or a streaming service.

Game
Video games that will be released on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, console, VR Hardware and/or Linux.

How do you apply?

  1. Read the guidelines, paying special attention to the eligibility and assessment criteria for the fund. Your team must pass all eligibility and strongly satisfy all assessment criteria to have a competitive application. Incomplete and ineligible applications will not be assessed.
  2. Contact Screen Queensland’s Content team to discuss your application. Email content@screenqld.com.au or phone (07) 3248 0500.
  3. If you are requesting more than $100,000 your application will be assessed in rounds subject to board approval. Consult the Board Dates to determine which deadline will be appropriate for your application. If you are requesting $100,000 or less, your application may be submitted at any time.
  4. Complete the application form at https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/. An automated email will be sent to you within 30 minutes of your submission to indicate Screen Queensland has received your submission. It is your responsibility as applicant to contact Screen Queensland if you do not receive an application receipt email.
  5. Screen Queensland will notify the applicant via email of any missing materials. These materials will need to be submitted within five (5) business days of notification or the project will not proceed to assessment and will be deemed withdrawn. An application will only proceed to assessment when all sections of the form are complete and all requested materials and documentation have been submitted satisfactorily. Allow at least six weeks to receive notification of your application’s outcome.

What documents should you read?

Prior to getting in touch and of course applying, take a look at our:

– Guidelines
Terms of Trade

Associated Programs

Revolving Film Finance Fund

Have a question?

Screen Queensland’s content team is happy to discuss our programs or your project at any stage, simply call +61 7 3248 0500 and ask to discuss the Screen Production & Game Development Investment.