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Applications for Screen Culture 2016-17 – Round One funding is now open

Screen Queensland has today opened applications for the 2016-17 Screen Culture Funding Program.  The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEST) (QLD) Monday 22 February 2016.


Applications are for festivals and events taking place during the 2016-17 financial year and occurring between 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016.  The funding range levels are as follows:

Up to $75,000 per annum is available for significant cultural festivals and events.

  • Events seeking funding under this category must apply under Round 1.
    Up to $25,000 is available for Touring Festivals visiting over six (6) regional centres.
  • Events seeking funding under this category must apply under Round 1.
    Up to $8,000 is available per application for smaller festivals.
  • With applications not be for less than $2,000 for a single project.


The Screen Culture Funding Program supports Queensland-based events and projects or linked with Queensland organisations and practitioners (in any format or any platform) across the state and that help facilitate cultural activities and promote an understanding of film as a cultural experience.


Supported festivals and activities must engage and inform audiences, Queensland practitioners and regional Queensland about screen culture activities and/or promote an understanding of the Queensland and Australian screen production industry within a broad global context.


Funding is competitive and to ensure Screen Queensland can support a broad range of events, funding is capped for projects of cultural significance and touring film festivals. Grants offered to successful applicants for smaller festivals will generally be in the range of $2000 and $8,000.


Applicants are encouraged to discuss their submission with Screen Queensland before applying. Please email Rowena Billard, Screen Culture Manager: rbillard@screenqld.com.au


Screen Culture Funding milestones:


– Applications open 9am (AEST) (QLD) Monday 21 December 2015


– Applications close 5pm (AEST) (QLD) Monday 22 February 2016


– All submissions reviewed March 2016


– Applicants notified of decision April/May 2016


To download the Screen Culture Funding guidelines and for further information on the Screen Culture Funding Program, please visit the Screen Queensland website.


Screen Queensland has transitioned to a new streamlined online application process and applicants should apply via the new online application form. Click here to apply.




For Screen Queensland enquiries, please contact:

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