Project Development supports Victorian producers and writers to develop narrative fiction or documentary projects for any release platform including cinema, television, online and VR.
More experienced producers and writers may be eligible to apply for the Development On Demand program.
Through the Project Development program Film Victoria supports Victorian producers, writers and writer/directors to develop narrative fiction or documentary projects for any release platform. This includes cinema, television, online and VR. Funding for development varies, depending on project type. For guidance on available funding for Project Development, refer to Film Victoria’s Budget Guide. You do not need credits or market interest to be eligible for this program, however applicants and all members of the creative team must be Victorian.
For additional insights before submitting your factual or fiction project for development funding, check out this must-watch session: Top tips for crafting a competitive Project Development application
Applications can be received at any time.
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Development on Demand
Development On Demand supports experienced Victorian producers and writers to develop narrative fiction or documentary projects for any release platform, including cinema, television, online and virtual reality.
ORIGINATE is a dynamic development and production program designed to support and amplify feature film Writers and Writer/Directors from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, from start to finish.
Devised in conjunction with internationally acclaimed story developer and facilitator Angeli MacFarlane, the three-stage development program will elevate projects from early-stage concept to low budget production-ready screenplays. After this intensive development period, one project will have the opportunity to have their film financed in conjunction with Film Victoria, SBS, Arenamedia and other partners.
Applications for Stage Two: Writers Lab have closed.