Call for entries: Documentary Feature Fund

Feature length arts docos receive a world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival prior to screening on ABC.

Create NSW and ABC Arts this week opened applications for the 2019 Documentary Feature Fund,  now in its third year.

Each feature length arts documentary receives a world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival prior to screening on ABC, with Create NSW contributing $100,000 to each production and the ABC allocating a $150,000 license fee.

Previous projects Kriv Stender’s The Go-Betweens: Right Here and upcoming 2018 film Double Happiness: China Love have also received additional major production funding from Screen Australia.

Create NSW Director of Sector Investment Sophia Zachariou said, “From rock music to the fascinating phenomenon of Chinese pre-wedding photography, this is a great chance for filmmakers to really explore the unexplored and captivate audiences with their chosen subject – whatever that may be!

“Kriv Stenders’ The Go-Betweens: Right Here was a fantastic production and we’re very excited about unveiling Double Happiness: China Love later this year. Good things come in threes as they say, so we’re looking forward to seeing what we can discover in this third year of a fantastic partnership with the ABC.”

ABC Manager of Arts Richard Buckham added, “The ABC is proud to have partnered with Create NSW to initiate the Documentary Feature Fund. Initiatives like this are integral to the Australian filmmaking industry, allowing us to invest in quality local content and highlight the rich and diverse range of Australian stories. I look forward to reviewing some exciting applications for our 2019 fund.”

Applications are now open and close midnight Sunday 15 April 2018.

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