Funding Announced For Film Television And Games

Funding Announced For Film Television And Games

Victoria Minister for Innovation Services and Small Business Louise Asher

$2.3 Million In Coalition Funding For Film, Television And Games Sectors

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Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher today announced $2.3 Million in funding to support 18 diverse projects across Victoria’s film, television and games sectors.

Ms. Asher said this latest round of investment funding confirmed the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to the Victorian screen industry and to assisting practitioners to create innovative and world-class content.

 

“The projects announced today are estimated to lead to a total expenditure of almost $30 Million in the state and to create an estimated 1,400 jobs for Victorians.” Ms. Asher said.

“By investing in 18 quality projects through Film Victoria’s Production Investment and Games Investment programs, we are assisting local screen practitioners to create content that significantly contributes to Victoria’s economy.”

“This latest funding announcement brings the total film and television projects supported by Coalition Government since December 2010 to 39, resulting in almost $200 Million in total production expenditure for Victoria.”

Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi said she was thrilled to continue to support thriving local talent.

“Victoria’s local screen community is renowned for its capability, creativity and innovation.” Ms. Tosi said.

“As this considerable round of production and games investment testifies, there is an abundance of talent out there that Film Victoria is proud to support.”

“It’s also great to see the independent television sector reading the market and coming up with innovative ideas that are stimulating broadcaster interest.”

Included in this round are six fiction television projects, one fiction feature film, five factual television projects and six games projects.

The funded projects are:

Production Investment ($2.1 Million) – supports original, marketable quality projects that are ready to go into production and can attract Australian and global audiences.

Twelve projects were funded this round:

  • Dance Academy Series Three
  • The Flamin’ Thongs
  • A History of Mining
  • Australian Encounters
  • Dr. Sarmast’s Music School
  • Gallipoli From Above
  • Long Way for a Good Feed
  • Patrick
  • Cliff
  • The Dr. Blake Mysteries
  • Homicide Franchise
  • Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Games Investment ($198,000) – assists Victorian games developers to create a diverse range of games for any distribution platform with an emphasis on technical, creative or design innovation.

Six projects were funded in this round:

  • Armello
  • Blastpoints
  • Dance Off
  • Influx
  • Man in a Maze
  • Splat Attack