Screen Culture Funding Applications Open Until 16 March 2018

Screen Culture Funding Applications Open Until 16 March 2018

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Screen Culture Funding Applications Open For Queensland Film Festivals And Events

Victor P Taffa

Queensland’s vibrant film festival landscape will deliver quality cinema in 2018-19 with applications now open for Screen Culture funding, Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade Annastacia Palaszczuk announced.

“Queensland government, through Screen Queensland, funds festivals and events throughout the state showcasing an array of films and filmmaking.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“Screen Culture round 1 funding is open to festivals and events taking place from 1 July-30 December 2018.”

“Multi-year funding is available to festivals taking place in 2018-19 with attendances above 10,000 and up to $25,000 is available for touring festivals visiting more than 6 regional centres.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“Communities take pride in their film festivals with annual events such as the Gold Coast Film Festival, the Noosa International Film Festival, Vision Splendid in Winton and Port Shorts in Port Douglas attracting locals and tourists alike.”

“Screen Culture funding of $1.05 Million for 2017–18 is supporting 36 film events and I expect the take-up will be just as strong for next financial year.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

Funding is competitive and to ensure a broad range of events are supported, funding is capped for projects of cultural significance and touring film festivals. Grants offered to successful applicants for other festivals will generally be in the range of $2,000 and $8,000.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their submission with Screen Culture Manager before applying.


Screen Culture Funding Timetable:

  • Applications open 9 am (AEST) (QLD) Thursday 25 January 2018
  • Applications close 5 pm (AEST) (QLD) Friday, 16 March 2018
  • All submissions reviewed March/April 2018
  • Applicants notified of decision May 2018


AEST              Australian Eastern Standard Time

QLD                Queensland