The ACT Screen Arts Fund (the Fund) focuses on projects that develop screen artists – moving successful applicants into new stages of their development. The Fund supports all narrative screen art forms including film, television, documentary, short film, games, apps and digital media. You are able to apply for development, production and mentorships.
The ACT Screen Arts Fund is part of the ACT Arts Fund – Project Funding program, and is administered by the ACT Screen Industry Association (ACTSIA) on behalf of artsACT and the ACT Government. ACTSIA also delivers ScreenACT in partnership with the ACT Government.
The Fund closed 31 October 2016, and the successful applicants were announced on 2 March 2017.
The 2017 ACT Screen Arts Fund peer assessment panel is listed below:
• Tony Oakden
• Alice Taylor
• Piers Douglas
2017 ACT Screen Arts Fund successful applicants
|Name (Alphabetical Order)||Grant Purpose||Amount|
|Calvert, Melanie||To support script development for a TV series, ‘Blue Tier.’||$10,000|
|Doran, Christian||For the development of a strategy based mobile
game ‘The Last Time Traveller.’
|Gazy, Vanessa||For script development for the feature film, ‘Bluebelle.’||$16,753|
|Jenkins, Georgina||To support professional development as part of the Athena Project delivered by Screenworks.||$8,000|
|Pike, Andrew||To develop a documentary, ‘Pumphead.’||$13,100|
|Prosser, Catherine||For mentoring and script development with Princess Pictures for a new television series, ‘Hoop.’||$14,097|
|Thurgate, Mia||To engage in mentoring for the development of a documentary ‘Race to Rescue.’||$6,500|
|van der Klooster, Zhenshi||To undertake cinematography mentorship with Tania Lambert.||$7,128|
The list of successful applicants is also available on the artsACT website.