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Screen Australia announces grants for doc funding

Today (Feb. 26) Screen Australia chief executive Ruth Harley announced that for all documentary projects approved from March 1, 2010, funding of $200,000 or less will be provided as a grant rather than a recoupable investment.
February 26, 2010

Today Screen Australia chief executive Ruth Harley announced that for all documentary projects approved from March 1, 2010, funding of $200,000 or less will be provided as a grant rather than a recoupable investment. Dr. Harley explained this change during her address at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), stating, ‘We believe that the grant model can provide significant benefits to the documentary community as well as improved efficiency and minimal loss of revenue for Screen Australia.’ According to Australian government film agency, the introduction of these grants for doc funding of $200,000 and under will result in simpler contracting with reduced reporting and reduced consultation with Screen Australia investment/development Managers.

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