ACT Screen Arts Fund 2017

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.