Screen Australia has announced triennial support for 18 screen industry festivals and events.
As part of the package, the industry body will make $1.48 million available per year from 2022 to 2025.
Screen Forever is one of the recipients, which plays host to one of the largest congregations of screen industry professionals in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Sydney Film Festival – which celebrates its 70th edition in 2023 – along with the Adelaide Film Festival, Brisbane Film Festival, Darwin International Film Festival, and Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will also receive funding.
In addition accessible disability film festival, The Other Film Festival, will receive funding.
Screen Australia said it had approved funding for film festivals and industry events which offer benefits to Australian screen content, creators and their career development, and a range of businesses in the screen sector.
CEO Graeme Mason added: “It has been an extremely challenging couple of years for film festivals and events around Australia, which have done an extraordinary job in rising to the relentless trials they’ve faced. It’s inspiring for the sector that there is such a huge volume of events and festivals for screen content and practitioners across the country.
“This is a competitive fund and we have prioritised supporting festivals and events that offer the greatest opportunities for Australian creators across drama and documentary. We had to be targeted with our funding and have supported events that could make the most impact and clearly demonstrate how they have adapted to the rapidly changing audience landscape.”
A full list of recipients can be found here. More information about the Australian Festivals and Events fund is here.