Film Victoria, the state government agency established to support and promote the film and TV industry in Victoria, Australia, has cut seven digital media funding programs and announced changes to several others, including the Factual Development program. The programs no longer on offer include Cross Platform Development, Digital Media Scoping, Production Investment for Games, Global Connections (Digital Media), Screen Industry Development (Digital Media), International Market Support (Digital Media) and International Festival Support (Digital Media). Two programs – International Market Support and Global Connections Business Support – have been integrated. Programs still under review include Industry and Audience Development, Slate Funding, Business Support for Emerging/Established Producers and Propeller Shorts. Changes for the Factual Development (Early and Advanced Stages) program have also been introduced, designed to streamline processes and offer clearer guidelines. More info on these can be found here.
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