Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria.
We aim to increase screen activity in Victoria and be a responsive advocate for the screen industry. We do this in a range of ways: through funding the production and development of screen content, industry placements, filming incentives, location assistance, industry events, partnership activities and other support, all which help develop and strengthen the Victorian screen industry.
The management team guides Film Victoria’s corporate services and screen industry programs and services teams to deliver business objectives identified in our corporate plan.Meet the team
Film Victoria Board members are selected on the recommendation of the Minister and appointed by the Victorian Governor. The Board provide advice on policy, future planning, management and performance, and review funding decisions.Meet the Board
Committees and panels
Our committees and assessment panels are a combination of Film Victoria staff, industry practitioners and subject matter experts. Members meet on a regular basis to in order to make timely funding decisions.Full list of Committee and Panel members
The Film Act
Film Victoria was established as a statutory authority through the Film Act 2001, which outlines Film Victoria's role and responsibilities within the screen industry.
- 1976: Established as the Victorian Film Corporation
- 1982: Became Film Victoria through the creation of Film Victoria Act 1981
- 1997: Integrated with the State Film Centre of Victoria, to form Cinemedia Corporation, under the Cinemedia Corporation Act 1997
- 2001: Film Act 2001 abolished Cinemedia Corporation and established Film Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) as separate statutory authorities
- 2015: Film Victoria integrated with Creative Victoria alongside government agencies across arts and culture, screen and design
Our support for industry
We support industry to:
- Create compelling and innovative stories for big and small screens
- Deliver economic and cultural benefits to Victoria
- Provide employment and skills development opportunities for Victorian screen practitioners
- Explore and develop new business models and partnerships
- Understand leading screen industry trends
We do this to build Victoria’s market share of Australian and international screen production activity, contribute to the local economy, enable Victorians to see and tell their stories on screen and safeguard the future of the screen industry in Victoria.
Our commitment to safe workplaces
Our Safe Workplace Statement outlines our commitment to actively working to eliminate sexual harassment and other unsafe workplace practices and behaviours in our industry.
Film Victoria has zero tolerance for unsafe workplace behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying.
This includes all events and activities that we manage and support as well as on all projects and other initiatives we fund.
Film Victoria has also updated the Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct to reflect its commitment to safe workplaces.
Our Commitment to Supporting Mental Health
Film Victoria is committed to supporting mental health in our workplace, and in the workplaces of those we support.
Film Victoria expects employers to follow the guidelines outlined in the Film Victoria Safe Workplace Statement, and the Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct, which stipulates that employers must provide a safe workplace for all employees as part of their compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, which include mental health.
Film Victoria is also a member of the Arts Wellbeing Collective – an initiative by Arts Centre Melbourne which comprises a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for performing arts workers.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective is working in partnership with WorkSafe Victoria, organisational psychologists and industry leaders to develop programs specifically tailored to creative workplaces, with research showing that those working in this sector face their own unique challenges.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective is currently delivering a three year plan, 2018 – 2021, underpinned by three key platforms: resources, workshops and sector initiatives.
See the Arts Wellbeing Collective for information and to access free resources.
Reports and publications
Full list of annual reports and corporate documents
Film Victoria hosts two annual industry awards, Seen & Screened and Screen Leader Awards, that recognise the significant achievements of screen practitioners who have excelled in their craft.