Grant Details


Market development

Grant Amount

Upon application

Applicant Type



Film / Television Production



Screen Australia

Story Development: Premium

Through the Screen Story Development Fund, Screen Australia supports screen content makers to take advantage of existing and emerging opportunities to develop compelling scripted stories. Applicants may apply for development funding from one of two strands – The Generate Fund or the Premium Fund.

The Generate Fund is for lower budget long form episodic television and feature film projects with an emphasis on emerging screen content makers. Jump to Generate Fund Guidelines.

The Premium Fund, also open for episodic television and feature film projects, is for higher budget long form projects of ambition and scale from successful screen content makers. The commercial viability of the project, and the path to a significant and clearly defined audience is a key focus of this fund.

Online and VR projects are supported through the Online Development Funding Program.

For the purpose of these Guidelines the term Commissioning Platform includes a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster and/or online platforms such as subscription video on demand (SVOD) i.e. Netflix, Amazon, Stan, Hulu, iView, SBS on demand, etc.


The Story Development Premium Fund provides development funding support for distinctive higher- budget projects with teams who have the critical and/or commercial success to develop, finance and produce projects of ambition and scale.

For example, someone in the key creative team will need to have enough creative traction and heat around them with the marketplace in order to attract cast and raise the finance for a higher budget feature film and also the producing experience to deliver.  For higher budget projects for a Commissioning Platform, the team need the necessary experience to give a Commissioning Platform confidence that they will deliver the project as well as the creative vision.

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