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2020-21 Create NSW Time Critical Shooting

This is a preview of the Screen Investment Time Critical Shooting Funding 2020-21 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Time Critical Funding Application

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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 - Time Critical Shooting

Time Critical Shooting supports shoots for essential material that must be gathered before a project’s official production schedule. The Time Critical fund provides funding for factual and documentary television or web programs and series

  • Applicants need to demonstrate the strong likelihood of the project proceeding to production.
  • Projects must be intended for production or postproduction in NSW.
  • Prior to completing your application, the relevant guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Trade.

Closing Dates - June 30th 2020.
The Time Critical Shooting Fund 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 from the previous year will need to be re-entered into the new form.

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  • 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 Screen NSW that the project offers outstanding benefits to the NSW screen industry

  • The applicant must intend to produce or post produce the project in NSW.
  • The applicant must hold the rights in the 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.
Do you meet all eligibility requirements? * Required

Assessment Criteria

Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • 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.

Screen 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.