Screen Australia is calling for applications for the next funding rounds of both Feature Enterprise and Enterprise Asia, two special initiative strands of Enterprise funding.
Feature Enterprise will provide up to $150,000 over two years to new feature film producers who have had recent commercial or critical success, to support them in the creation of their next Australian feature projects. Acknowledging that producers largely carry the overhead costs of developing feature films, funding under this program will reward excellence and help recipients maintain a focus on their feature business as they build on their early success. A total of up to $300,000 will be available through this program for 2013/14.
Enterprise Asia is a facilitation strategy devised to connect Australian screen businesses with key Asian territories. The program aims to benefit companies entering new growth markets in the Asian region by creating opportunities to gain detailed insights into government requirements, incentives, marketplace engagement, content and business approaches.
Building on the success of the recent Enterprise Asia delegation to China, the program will provide successful applicants with funding of up to $10,000 per application to travel to Asian Side of the Doc in Chengdu, China from 18–21 March 2014. The funding will support travel, as well as provide company development costs for projects which applicants wish to present to potential partners in the region.
Applications are currently open for both programs and will close on 28 January 2014.
Screen Australia is currently reviewing its Enterprise funding, including special initiatives such as these, and invites the industry’s feedback on how they might be shaped in future rounds. Find out more about the review at www.screenaustralia.gov.au/EnterpriseConsult.