Screen Development

screen development investment

What is Screen Development Investment?

Screen Queensland (SQ) Screen Development investment provides support for Queensland writers and producers to create high quality screen projects capable of engaging local and international audiences, winning critical acclaim and achieving commercial success.

Screen development investment is administered across two funding streams:

Content Development (rolling fund) – investment of up to $25,000 for the development of screen projects with an experienced producer attached and demonstrable market interest.

Talent Development (offered twice per year)– investment of up to $15,000 for writers to develop feature film and broadcast series draft screenplays under the guidance of an experienced Queensland script editor or creative mentor/expert with experience in the designated format. The next round of applications will open March 2018.

For Game Development see Game Development & Marketing Investment

How do I 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.
  2. Contact Screen Queensland’s Content team to discuss your application. Email or phone (07) 3248 0500. Screen Queensland is unable to discuss your application while it is undergoing assessment.
  3. Complete the application form at
  4. Screen Queensland will notify the applicant via email of any missing materials. These materials will need to be submitted within two (2) business days of notification or the project will not proceed to assessment and will be deemed withdrawn.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 (6) weeks to receive notification of your application’s outcome.

What documents should you read?

– Guidelines
Terms of Trade

Have a question?

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