Grant Details


Skills development

Grant Amount

Upon application

Applicant Type



All Screen



Screen Australia

BTL Next Step (Stage 1 - Host Companies)


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BTL Next Step is a credit springboard and career accelerator program to support established mid-career below-the-line (BTL) practitioners to step up into senior crew and leadership roles that have been identified as experiencing shortages.

The program is broken down into two stages:

Stage One – Applications are open to production companies and screen businesses who are able to provide opportunities for mid-career practitioners to gain experience in senior crew and leadership roles identified in the list below.

  • 1st Assistant Director
  • Art Director
  • Editor
  • Line Producer
  • Location Manager
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Production Accountant
  • Production Manager
  • Special Effects (SFX) Supervisor
  • Sound Designer

Approved companies will receive funding of up to $50,000 for each opportunity supported under this program. An exception to the $50,000 funding limit may be considered for extended placements where the applicant is able to demonstrate significant benefits to the industry.

Applicants may offer to provide multiple opportunities under this program for the same role or across multiple roles.

Stage Two – following each Stage One deadline decision, applications will open for mid-career practitioners who would like to progress their careers in one of the BTL crew roles that have been identified above as part of Stage One of the program. More information on Stage Two of the program will be published here once available.

For more information, visit Screen Australia

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