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REMINDER: Applications for Screen Culture 2016-17 – Round One funding closes 5.00pm TODAY (QLD) Mon 22 Feb


Applications close 5.00pm TODAY (QLD – AEST) Monday 22 February 2016 for

Screen Culture 2016-17 – Round One funding.



All submissions reviewed March 2016
Applicants notified of decision April/May 2016

Applications for ROUND ONE of Screen Queensland’s 2016-17 Screen Culture Funding Program closes today 5.00pm (AEST – QLD) Monday 22 February 2016.

Applications for ROUND ONE 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Up to $8,000 is available per application for smaller festivals.
    – With applications not being less than $2,000 for a single project. 

SQ’s Screen Culture Funding Program supports Queensland-based events and projects or those that are 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 for instance, grants offered to successful applicants for smaller festivals will generally be in the range of $2,000 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

All applications will be assessed by at least two assessors with one of these being an external assessor with relevant industry experience.


Screen Culture Funding milestones:

– Applications close TODAY 5.00pm (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:
T +61 7 3248 0500
E screenqld@screenqld.com.au

About Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland supports a creative, innovative and successful screen industry through development and investment; secures production to Queensland; and delivers an active screen culture across the state.