The intention of the Social Impact Documentary program is to provide producers with the flexibility to drive projects both creatively and commercially, with Screen Australia funding as the foundation for growing and securing deals.
The program is designed to support innovative documentaries with a strong creative vision in the context of today’s evolving media and distribution landscape and the commercial realities of increasingly fragmented sources of finance.
It supports singles and series intended for broadcast, festival, theatrical, digital and transmedia audiences. Minimum budget is $120,000 per hour (or $120,000 in total for non-linear projects).
Marketplace commitment is not required at application but projects will need to demonstrate a highly developed understanding of how they will reach and engage their target market and audience.
This paper gives an overview of Screen Australia - Indigenous - Products - Documentary Production Social Impact and has been written under the following headings: