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SQ Projector initiative

SQ Projector supports creative teams to fast-track feature film projects with a focus on script and story development and strategies to connect with markets and audiences in Australia and internationally. Offered in 2015 and 2016.

SQ Projector snapshot:

> Aimed at early-to-mid career practitioners,

> Program funding is for three (3) teams, each comprising a producer, writer and (where attached) a director.

> All teams will attend two development workshops and receive script development support ahead of the 37ºSouth Market in Melbourne (to be held in late July/early August.)

> Additional workshops and the support of a mentor producer will also provide insights into the feature film market and how to successfully pitch a project.

> Projects will be at first or second draft stage and have the potential to connect with audiences and an estimated budget of no more than $5 million.


> Two development workshops

> Script development support

> Mentoring

> Travel/accommodation costs for producers attending 37ºSouth in Melbourne

> Reasonable travel costs for participants needing to travel from outside of Brisbane to attend workshops in South East Queensland


Screen Queensland will assess each application against the following criteria:

> the strength, originality and commerciality of the idea or concept

> the track record of the team

> the quality of the storytelling

> the development strategy and the team’s understanding of the steps required to take the script and project forwards

> the potential of the project to reach its specified audience (including an assessment, where applicable, of cast and market attachments)

> the potential of the project to be realised on its specified budget (including an assessment of production and development budgets relative to that audience)

> the potential benefit to the Queensland screen industry

> Eligible applications will be assessed by two readers. Screen Queensland publishes the names of its external assessors on its website and applicants should indicate any conflicts of interest in writing at the point of making the application.

Please note that Screen Queensland is committed to its SQ Gender Parity Program.


Applications are not open at this time.


Please ensure you read the SQ Projector guidelines HERE

Want to speak to a member of the SQ team?

If you have read the guidelines and would still like to talk to SQ, please contact Christian Gesche in the SQ Production & Development team:
P: +61 7 3248 0500