Film Victoria updates production investment programs

03 June, 2015 by Press Release

Film Victoria today announced updates to its existing film and TV investment programs and a number of initiatives that will roll out from July 1.

The agency said: Today we’re releasing the revised guidelines for our Assigned Production Investment (API) – Film and TV to allow applicants time to get familiar with the changes ahead of the July 3 deadline.


What’s new in API – Film and TV?

• In recognition of the changing nature of distribution and audience viewing patterns we’re opening up our API Film and Television program to accept applications which have an innovative and/or alternate distribution strategy which better suits the needs of their project to reach its relative audience

• Producers previously eligible for post-production funding can now apply for completion funding and also include marketing costs and fees for alternative distribution or digital marketing consultants

• To help build and increase the depth of Victorian screen industry practitioners we’re re-establishing the Professional Attachments program. Producers with API funding requests of $150,000 or more will be required to allocate 2.5% of the Film Victoria investment amount within the budget to fund a professional attachment opportunity on the production.

In other Film Vic news, The Doctor Blake Mysteries Series Four and documentary Lukewarm Sex will share $550,000 in funding through the Assigned Production Investment program.

Set in Ballarat, it will continue the journey of Doctor Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan), who's ready to tackle another series of mysteries only he can solve.

Australia's most awkward comedian Luke McGregor peers under the skirt to reveal insights into our nation's sex life in Lukewarm Sex, a six-part series that takes an embarrassingly honest look at sex, from the fringes to the mainstream.

Also, Development and Investment Manager Franziska Wagenfeld is returning to the industry after her three year tenure with Film Victoria.