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Regional Filming Fund - 2023-24

Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $175,000 Run By: Screen NSW Further Information: https://www.screen.nsw.gov.au/funding-support/regional-filming-fund

The Regional Filming Fund offsets costs associated with shooting in regional areas of NSW. Regional NSW is defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro area.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Increase economic activity in regional NSW, by encouraging NSW screen productions to film outside of metropolitan areas
  • Enable regional NSW to benefit from the growth of film and television production in the State

Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

The production must film on location in Regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days
in a single Local Government Area (LGA)
Please find the LGA map here.

  • At least one of the Key Creatives must be NSW-based
  • The production company must be registered in NSW and have its principal place of business in NSW unless the production has an eligible NSW Spend of at least $5 million
  • The production must film on location in Regional NSW for a minimum of five shooting days
  • At least 50% of the total budget must be expended in NSW
  • Productions must be fully financed at the time of application, with the exception of contributions being sought from Screen NSW and other state, federal or international agencies (Note: they will only consider an application where those agencies have confirmed their contribution or if the application has been submitted to a funding round running concurrently with the Screen NSW round.)
  • Productions that have been shortlisted for Screen Australia’s Documentary Production
  • Producer Program or Multi-Platform Drama Fund may apply
  • Feature films must have distribution in place
  • Television drama, narrative comedy and factual/documentary programs must have a financial commitment from a broadcaster, subscription service or distributor.
Last Updated: 19th of November 2023
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