Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs and contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.

Does Film Victoria offer any work experience placements?

Unfortunately we’re unable to accommodate work experience placements. 

As a state government agency we provide funding and assistance to the film, TV and digital media sectors – we are not a production company and do not work on the productions directly. 

If you’re interested in work experience in the screen industry, we recommend you make enquiries with production companies directly.

We publish an online Industry Directory which can help you search for companies within the film, television and digital media industries.

For resources and a handy guide to entering the film and television industry more generally, visit our Early Career page. Screen Australia also provide a useful document Screen Australia - Getting Started in the Industry

Please keep in mind, work experience placements in the industry are highly sought after. Many Victorian production companies have quite a small core team, often with limited resources to cater for work experience placements. 

The following lists include current projects at all stages of development within Australia. 
•    Screen Australia - monthly production report
•    Screen Daily production report 
•    Inside Film Magazine 

Attending film festivals and information/panel discussions are another good way to stay in touch with industry issues and events.

 

Does Film Victoria have any internship placements?

We’re currently unable to accommodate internship placements at Film Victoria.

If you’re interested in an internship in the screen industry, we recommend you contact Open Channel regarding their industry attachment programs. 

For resources and a handy guide to entering the film and television industry more generally, visit our Early Career page. 

Screen Australia also provide a useful document Screen Australia - Getting Started in the Industry

 

I want to work at Film Victoria. Can I send you my resume? 

We advertise new opportunities as they become available on our website and on the Victorian Government Careers website. We don’t accept unsolicited resumes. 

Please note, we are not a production company and do not work on productions directly.

If you’re interested in finding work your best bet is to contact production companies directly.

Screenhub is also an excellent site for news and job listings. Please note that subscription fees may apply. 

Star Now and Grapevine also list jobs within the industry. 

 

How do I find work in the screen industry?

If you’re interested in finding work your best bet is to contact production companies directly.

Our In Production page lists projects currently in pre-production, production or post production in Victoria, including contact details of production companies. 

The following list includes current projects at all stages of development within Australia. 
•    Screen Australia - monthly production report
•    Screen Daily production report 
•    Inside Film Magazine 

Screenhub is also an excellent site for news and job listings. Please note that subscription fees may apply. 

We also publish an online Industry Directory. Here you can search for companies within the film, television and digital media industries you may be interested in approaching for work experience.

For resources and a handy guide to entering the film and television industry more generally, visit our Early Career page. 

Screen Australia also provide a useful document: Screen Australia - Getting Started in the Industry

Star Now and Grapevine also list jobs within the industry. 

 

I am an international visitor. How do I find work in the film or television industry?

To work in the screen industry in Australia you need to obtain an appropriate Visa. The following resources and organisations may be helpful to you:
•    Ausfilm – Fact sheets for filmmakers 
•    Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Entertainment Processing Centre or Tel +61 2 8861 4302

If you’re interested in finding work, you should contact production companies directly.

We also publish an online Industry Directory. Here you can search for companies within the film, television and digital media industries you may be interested in approaching for work.

The following list includes current projects at all stages of development within Australia. 
•    Screen Australia - monthly production report
•    Screen Daily production report 
•    Inside Film Magazine 

Screenhub is also an excellent site for news and job listings. Please note that subscription fees may apply. 

Screen Australia also provide a useful document: Screen Australia - Getting Started in the Industry 

Star Now and Grapevine also list jobs within the industry. 

 

I’m studying film/TV/digital media. How do I get into the industry?

For resources and a handy guide to entering the film and television industry more generally, visit our Early Career page. 

If you’re interested in finding work or work experience your best bet is to contact production companies directly.

Our In Production page lists projects currently in pre-production, production or post production in Victoria, including contact details of production companies. 

We also publish an online Industry Directory. Here you can search for companies within the film, television and digital media industries you may be interested in approaching for work experience.

The following list includes current projects at all stages of development within Australia. 
•    Screen Australia - monthly production report
•    Screen Daily production report 
•    Inside Film Magazine 

Screenhub is also an excellent site for news and job listings. Please note that subscription fees may apply. 

We also recommend you engage with your tertiary education providers for further information and avenues into the industry.

Screen Australia also provide a useful document: Screen Australia - Getting Started in the Industry

Star Now and Grapevine also list jobs within the industry. 

 

I’ve written a script or have an idea for a film/TV/games project. Can I send it to Film Victoria for an appraisal or feedback?

We’re unable to give feedback on projects that have not been submitted as an application to our funding programs.

For script development support, we recommend you contact the Australian Writers Guild. They offer script assessment services to members according to experience level and type of script.

In terms of finding a producer or director to pitch your film idea to, it’s best to do some research on Australian films of the past 5-7 years that are of a similar genre to your idea. Check who produced them and try contacting them. 

Screen Australia has helpful information here about how to undertake this. They also have some useful information for turning your idea into a screenplay.  

Keep in mind, you do need to be very sure of your idea and where you see it sitting in the marketplace compared to other films. We should point out that it’s not easy to obtain interest in your project as many producers are busy developing and producing their own projects. In the end though, nothing ventured nothing gained.

You can search for Victorian practitioners you might like to approach with your ideas in our Industry Directory. 

If you’d like to apply for one of our script development programs, you can find program guidelines, eligibility criteria, application forms and deadline information on our website.  

 

I’ve written a script or have an idea for a film/TV/games project. Can you recommend people I can pitch my script or idea to?

Unfortunately we’re unable to recommend individuals or send you a list of producers or script editors, but we can let you know how to find a few.

There are more than 30 script editors and more than 400 producers who have listed themselves on our Industry Directory 

Organisations such as the Australian Writers Guild and Screen Producers Australia may also be able to assist. 

The Encore Directory and The Production Book are directories which list people and companies in film and television in Australia. These are available online or from the Melbourne Library.

 

I’m looking for a copy of a film or TV series that Film Victoria was involved in. Can you help?

We’re unable to provide or source copies of film or television series. Try searching online or contacting the project’s distributors directly. Distributor information can usually be found via IMDB or a Google search. You can also try the National Film & Sound Archive

 

I’m trying to get in touch with someone in the industry but I can’t find their contact details. Can you help? 

Due to privacy laws we are unable to share contact information from our databases.  Try searching the Encore Directory, LinkedIn or Google.

 

I am organising an event/festival/activity and need financial support. Can Film Victoria sponsor my event?

As a government body we’re unable to sponsor events; however we do offer financial support for screen related activities through our Screen Culture programs.  To find out if your activity is eligible for funding, head to our website for program guidelines, eligibility criteria, application forms and deadline information.

 

Can Film Victoria help me promote my film or event? 

Depending on the project, we may also be able to assist with promotion via our social network channels including twitter and our eNewsletter. Email requests to larissa.manski@film.vic.gov.au