Feature doc makers fight back against new funding disaster

No dosh at all for less than a $1m budget. There goes the feature documentary sector, even as conventional TV is pumped up.

The financing regulations around documentary will change on July 1. While it will have some positive effects, the damage to the independent feature documentary sector will be devastating. They are so annoyed a formal letter to the government is being circulated for supporters to sign. 

As producer and former head of the Australian Directors Guild Kingston Anderson summarised to an AIDC session on the general impact of the changes, 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.