The International Documentary Program supports Australian projects that have international finance as well as a domestic broadcast licence fee. Screen Australia expects the project to be made available on at least one digital media platform other than broadcast television (free-to-air or subscription). At a minimum, this could be a catch-up television service, but producers are also encouraged to consider mobile or other online platforms as part of their release strategy.
The aim is to:
inject funds into the Australian documentary production sector by encouraging the producers’ direct use of international finance, and
support producers to build and maintain international production partnerships.
Funding allocation: $3.5 million to be distributed in three rounds.
Note that, in order to encourage domestic support of projects with international finance and help producers enhance their business sustainability, domestic broadcast attachments for this program are not subject to the funding split formula which applies to the domestic programs (NDP and GDP).