ScreenACT Project Fund. October round announced
“Our first ever funding round was earlier this year, it generated a lot of goodwill amongst the local industry and led to the funding of some terrific projects”, said Brendan Walsh, ScreenACT Manager. “We were able to contribute to the funding of a feature film, a science fiction TV pilot, two documentaries and a video game. They are all progressing very well and we’re looking forward to some exciting deliverables from them later this year.
Walsh went on to say that “the ACT has an extremely capable production sector, and we are hoping this second 2008 funding round will help to showcase the standard of professionalism and creativity that resides here in Canberra and the Capital Region.”
ScreenACT, The ACT Office of Film, Television and Digital media, is an ACT Government initiative run by Canberra Business Council. It is operated under the guidance of a taskforce of ACT industry representatives and focuses on the development and promotion of the local industry as well as offering location advice and assistance to visiting productions.
The ScreenACT Project Fund is geared towards film, television and digital media projects that have a business focus and are intended to return a profit.
ScreenACT will hold an information session for interested applicants at Canberra Museum & Gallery “Public Meeting Room” on Friday September 19th, at 12 midday.
Applications are now open, and the deadline for applications is October 17th, 2008.
More information and guidelines are available on the ScreenACT website www.screenact.com.au