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Regional Filming Fund 2019-20

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Regional Filming Fund (RFF)

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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.

Regional Filming Fund

The Regional Filming Fund offsets costs associated with shooting in regional areas of NSW. Regional NSW is defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro area (excluding the ACT). Click here for a map of the NSW local government areas and the Sydney Metro area.

Please use this form for Regional Filming Fund applications only.

If you are applying concurrently for Production Finance, you do not need to submit a separate application for the Regional Filming Fund. Instead, please submit the Production Finance application form, which includes additional questions regarding the Regional Filming Fund.

The Production Finance application form can be found on the Production Finance section of our website when the round opens.

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Overview - Regional Filming Fund (Not Applicable)

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Funding Range
Applicants may request up to 35% of the budgeted NSW Regional Spend.

NSW Regional Spend is the total of the below the line shooting expenses directly associated with filming in regional NSW. Eligible NSW Regional Spend expenses are limited to:

  • location fees
  • travel (for cast and crew traveling from other parts of NSW)
  • accommodation
  • per diems
  • local suppliers & services (e.g. construction contractors, security, traffic control etc.) catering
  • salaries for regionally based cast and crew

Regional spend does not include any above-the-line expenses (including development expenses), indirect costs, company overheads, contingency or post-production expenses.

Support is provided as a grant. The maximum grant per production is $100,000.

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Please read:
Regional Filming Fund Guidelines
Terms of Trade

Confirm you have read the Regional Filming Fund 2019-20 Guidelines * Required
Confirm you have read the Create NSW (Screen) Terms of Trade * Required

Eligibility (Not Applicable)

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Create NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in the Create NSW Terms of Trade, which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

  • At least one of the Key Creatives must be NSW based.
  • The production company must be registered in NSW and have its principal place of business in NSW.
  • The production must film on location in Regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days.
  • At least 50% of the total budget must be expended in NSW.
  • Productions must be fully financed at the time of application, with the exception of contributions being sought from Screen NSW and other state, federal or international agencies (Note: we will only consider an application where those agencies have confirmed their contribution or if the application has been submitted to a funding round running concurrently with the Create NSW round).
  • Productions that have been shortlisted for Screen Australia’s Documentary Production Producer Program or Multi-Platform Drama Fund may apply.
  • Feature films must have distribution in place.
  • Television drama, narrative comedy and factual/documentary programs must have a financial commitment from a broadcaster, subscription service or distributor.

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.

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