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: 
Philip Chen Kuo, Program Services Officer, 03 9660 3211

Speak with the program manager: 
Erin Stam, Manager - Fiction Development, 03 9660 3232

Recent Fiction Development Funding Decisions

Deadlock
Every Cloud Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
The Adventures of Talia
Sunjive Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Relic
Carver Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
In Jerusalem
Forgery Films
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Red Morning
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
THE CHINABOY SHOW
RKPiX Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
THE SPECTACULAR SHOW OF SUMMER
Chocolate Liberation Front Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
THE HEROES OF AUS
LateNite Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
THE FAMILY
Thomas Swinburn
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
LOST IN THE DARK
Cinemax Enterprises Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
FAREWELL TOUR
Renegade Films (Australia) Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
CHANTOU
Happening Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
Option B
Harvey Taft Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
THE BUREAU OF MAGICAL THINGS
Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
Arkie
Passion Pictures Australia Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
THE REZONE
Zipmonk Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
Red Morning
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Call Me Carmen
Phoenix Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Stonerunner
Stonerunner Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Musquito
Pictures in Paradise Development Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Fancy Boy
December Media Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
MANIC
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Michael Anthony Kratochvil - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Matthew Macknamara - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Jillian Moylan - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Jaine N Eira - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Garrath Westmore - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Fiona Leally - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Corrie Chen - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Craig Scutt - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Catherine McMullen - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Ann Murison - Catapult Feature Lab
Approved Program: One off initiative
Pacific Queen
Burberry Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
The Memory Book
Unicorn Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
Our Time
The Acme Film Company Pty Ltd
Approved Program: Feature Film Development
Snowball City
Wolfhound Pictures Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
The Swashbucklers
Rescued Films Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
The Arrival
Spirited Pty Ltd (trading as Highly Spirited)
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Boutique Vixens
Jason Byrne
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Thunder
Kmunications Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Nowhere Boys Series 3
Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Television
The Chainbreakers
FG Film Productions (Australia) Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features
Emo (The Musical)
Matthewswood Pty Ltd
Approved Program: On Demand Features

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: 
Sanja Petkovic, Program Services Officer 03 9660 3220

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

Recent Documentary Development Funding Decisions

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