Elevate is a capability development program providing support for the development and production of scripted short films (live action, animation or web-series), through two funding strands – Elevate and Elevate+.
Its purpose is to provide a calling-card for early to mid-career Western Australian filmmakers, through a multi-phased program involving high-level script and project development prior to moving into production.
Successful projects / teams will have access to specialised script and project development; and be required to attend development workshops/sessions.
In 2020, for the first-time, Elevate+ teams will also receive development funding for an attached long form project.
In line with Screenwest’s Indigenous Screen Strategy 2016-2020, and Screenwest’s Diversity Equity Inclusion Plan, Elevate+ will support at least one project with an Indigenous director and at least one project with a director or writer who identifies as CALD, LGBTQIA+ or as living with a disability.
All program guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.
Applications open on Monday, 18 May 2020.
Applications will close on Monday, 8 June 2020 at 5:00pm AWST.