Screen Australia calls for low-budget dramas

07 June, 2010 by IF

Press release from The Lantern Group

Screen Australia is calling for applications for its Low-budget Drama Program that provides producers with an opportunity to create distinctive drama series for television and/or digital distribution.


Applications are sought for drama series aimed at any audience (including adult, youth or family) that have a letter of interest or commitment from at least one of:

• a free-to-air broadcaster;
• a pay television broadcaster; or
• a recognised and appropriate entity which will communicate the series to the public (eg a mobile phone company or social networking site).

The Low-budget Drama Program supports innovation and experimentation and new talent is encouraged to apply.

The maximum level of funding for any one project is $400,000.

Further information and the Production Financing application form are available from the Screen Australia

Applications close 30 July 2010.

Please note: Screen Australia does not fund the production of television light entertainment, community television or educational programs. Low-budget feature films or short films are also not eligible for funding under this program.