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R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund

Applications open for R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund

Screen Queensland, SBS and Madman together with The Post Lounge and Media Super have launched the R.I.D.E (Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Equality) Feature Film Fund, a career-making opportunity for Queensland talent from under-represented backgrounds to develop and produce a $1.5 million dollar feature film, every year for three years.

Applications are open to Queensland writers, directors and producers with anywhere from zero to two credits in that role on a feature film (for producers, this excludes associate and co-producer credits). For teams, at least two out of three key roles (writer, director, producer) must be from an under-represented background.

For the purposes of this program, SBS and SQ recognise this as differences in gender; age; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity; cultural and linguistic diversity (CaLD); disability; sexuality and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+), location (including regional and remote areas); and socio-economic status.

Films should appeal to an SBS and Madman audience and should aim to reflect some or all of the SBS Charter, which has diversity and inclusion at its core. The chosen projects will also be developed with a strong focus on audience and commerciality with market partners SBS and Madman involved from concept to completion. Read the guidelines to learn more about the R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund.

Applications have no closed – stay tuned for the successful projects will be announced shortly. 

Apply now

  1. Read the guidelines
  2. Submit your idea using Screen Queensland’s SmartyGrants application portal
    Applications close 5pm, Friday 16th August 2019. You will receive a notification email within 30 minutes of applying. Please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to contact SQ if this email is not received. Incomplete and ineligible applications will not be assessed.
  3. SQ may contact you to provide further details, documentation or participate in an interview. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by October 2019.

Contact us

We’re here to help you make it happen – if you would like to discuss this program, your idea or your application please contact us by phone 07 3248 0500 or email content@screenqld.com.au.