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2019-20 Create NSW Development Application Form

This is a preview of the Screen Investment Development Program 2019-20 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.
 

Screen Investment Development Program 2019-20

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of what is now called New South Wales and value their ongoing connections to country, community and culture that have existed across millennia.

We celebrate through these connections, Aboriginal cultural strength, resilience and contemporary creativity.

We respect the role that Aboriginal creatives play in contribution to a deeper sense of identity and place through sharing knowledge, skills and stories and the important role that Aboriginal Elders are in guiding this process.

Overview - Early & Advanced Development

Early Development offers support for both pre-draft and early draft costs.

Guidelines: https://screen.nsw.gov.au/data/fund_file/1886/ScreenNSW_EARLY_DEVELOPMENT_Guidelines.pdf 

Early Development Funding Range
Any amount up to $50,000 - we expect most requests to be between $2,000 and $20,000. 

Advanced Development contributes towards later stage draft and non-draft costs to complete financing where a strong interest has already been established in the marketplace.

Guidelines: https://screen.nsw.gov.au/data/fund_file/1887/ScreenNSW_ADVANCED_DEVELOPMENT_Guidelines.pdf 

Advanced Development Funding Range
Any amount up to $50,000 - we expect most requests to be between $2,000 and $20,000. Only outstanding market-ready projects with a highly credentialed team will be considered at the upper level. We anticipate most requests will be about $20,000.

Closing Dates - June 30th 2020.
Development is open all year round.  

However we close & refresh these rounds at the end of every financial year (June 30th) and open the next day (July 1st). Any unsubmitted applications will need to be re-entered into the new form.

Completing the application
Remember to save the form on a regular basis. 

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Eligibility

We fund the development of:

  • feature films 
  • adult and children’s television drama and narrative comedy including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies
  • factual and documentary television or web programs and series
  • animation series
  • creative interactive screen entertainment

We do not fund the development of:

  • *infotainment, lifestyle, travel, magazine, sports, education, game shows and other magazine-style productions
  • current affairs and news programs
  • community television
  • shorts, short features (under 60 minutes)
  • projects being developed as part of a course of study

*For further guidance on the distinction between infotainment, lifestyle, magazine programs and documentary/factual programs refer to the advice on Screen Australia’s website.

Applicant Eligibility 
Applicants will generally be a NSW based Key Creative, individual or company.  

If you are not based in NSW you must:

  • provide evidence of a genuine co-production partnership with a NSW-based company or producer OR
  • have at least one NSW based Key Creative (writer, producer or director) attached OR
  • satisfy Create NSW that the project offers outstanding benefits to the NSW screen industry

You must intend to produce or post produce your project in NSW.

You must hold the rights in your project.

Teams generally need to include a Key Creative with credits in a relevant genre. If your team does not have these credits, please provide other information demonstrating that you have the relevant market knowledge and relationships.

Create NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from under-represented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people from regional NSW. Priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.

Do you meet all eligibility requirements? * Required

Assessment Criteria

Your application will be competitively assessed against the following criteria:

EARLY DEVELOPMENT

  • The strength and distinctiveness of the concept.
  • The strength of the story and the quality of the submitted materials.
  • The plans for use of the funding. 
  • The potential of the project to reach its target audience and its viability in terms of likely budget relative to market.
  • The track record of the Key Creative(s), including the financial track record and experience of the applicant and any Key Creatives.
  • The potential of the project to contribute to a robust screen industry in NSW.

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT

  • The strength and distinctiveness of the concept.
  • The strength of the story and the quality of the submitted materials. 
  • The plans for use of the funding .
  • The potential of the project to reach its target audience and its viability in terms of likely budget relative to market.
  • The track record of the Key Creative(s), including the financial track record and experience of the applicant and any Key Creatives. 
  • The potential of the project to contribute to a robust screen industry in NSW.