Funding for Development

Development funding supports Victorian writers and producers to develop high quality, marketable, content for Australian and international audiences. 

Some programs have set funding deadlines outlined below, while On Demand applications can be received at any time, subject to applicant's eligibility. 
View upcoming deadlines on the Funding page.

Development investment through Film Victoria is divided into two categories:

Fiction Development

We support writers and producers to develop innovative and compelling narrative fiction feature films and television projects that connect with Australian and international audiences.  

Before you apply

  • Read our Terms of Trade in conjunction with the program guidelines
  • Check the deadline dates for each program
  • Review the application form for each program
  • Contact us with any questions

Initial enquiries, eligibility and application details: 
Erin Bretherton, Program Services Officer, 03 9660 3254

Speak with the program manager: 
Clea Frost, Manager - Fiction Development, 03 9660 3232

Recent Fiction Development Funding Decisions

Emo (The Musical)
Matthewswood Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
The Chainbreakers
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Nowhere Boys Series 3
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
Thunder
Kmunications Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Boutique Vixens
Jason Byrne
Approved Program: On Demand Features
The Arrival
Spirited Pty Ltd (trading as Highly Spirited)
Approved Program: On Demand Features
The Swashbucklers
Rescued Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Snowball City
Wolfhound Pictures Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Our Time
The Acme Film Company Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
The Memory Book
Unicorn Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
Pacific Queen
Burberry Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
Ann Murison - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Catherine McMullen - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Craig Scutt - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Corrie Chen - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Fiona Leally - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Garrath Westmore - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Jaine N Eira - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Jillian Moylan - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Matthew Macknamara - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Michael Anthony Kratochvil - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Fancy Boy
December Media Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television

Documentary Development

We support writers and producers to develop high quality documentary feature, television and online projects to become production ready.

Before you apply

  • Read our Terms of Trade in conjunction with the program guidelines
  • Check the deadline date for each program
  • Review the application form for each program
  • Contact us with any questions

Initial enquiries, eligibility and application details: 
Philip Chen Kuo, Program Services Officer 03 9660 3211

Speak with the program manager: 
Franco Di Chiera, Development and Investment Manager, 
03 9660 3281

Recent Documentary Development Funding Decisions

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Girl
360 Degree Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development
Coastwatchers
Harvey Taft Productions
Approved Program: Documentary Development on Demand
Homeless
Blackfella Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development on Demand
Mystify
Ghost Pictures Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development on Demand
One Damn Song
Brutus Felix Family Trust (trading as Immaculate Conception Film Production)
Approved Program: Documentary Development on Demand
Agents of Change
1440 Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development
All The Rage
Moppet Mode Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development
The Market
360 Degree Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development
Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy
Jonnie & Kate Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development
Where Song Began
Sean Cousins
Approved Program: Documentary Development
The Detectives
December Media Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Documentary Development