Screen Australia supports talent, quality, innovation and cultural value through programs that increase the ambitions, risk tolerance and diversity of Australian storytelling for local and international audiences.
The way screen stories are developed, financed, distributed and, most importantly, consumed by audiences is evolving at a rapid rate. In particular, delivery platforms such as online, TV, mobile content and cinema are converging, which makes definitions of screen content according to an individual platform less relevant.
Through the Screen Story Development Fund, Screen Australia supports content creators to take advantage of existing and emerging opportunities to develop compelling drama stories:
for any platform - series or one-off.
from and with a diversity of creative voices from around Australia.
that capitalise on current and emerging digital platforms and audience opportunities.
with budgets that make sense in terms of the experience of the team and audience reach.
in order to build a vibrant creative environment with increased business and job opportunities.
Note: The word ‘drama’ refers to scripted fiction content of any genre (comedy, action, thriller, etc).
For the purpose of these Guidelines the term Commissioning Platform includes a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster and/or online platforms such as subscription video on demand (SVOD) i.e. Netflix, Amazon, Stan, Hulu, iView, SBS on demand, etC