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Documentary films

Discussion paper

Documentary funding: discussion paper

This paper outlines proposed revisions to Screen Ausralia's documentary funding program, to better support the industry and adapt to changes in the sector. Industry feedback is being sought, with submissions closing 27 October 2019. New guidelines will be published in February 2020, and come into...

“We were hungry to tell stories, and we all sort of grew together”

A conversation with award-winning Indigenous screenwriter Steven McGregor It’s a windy mid-week morning. The trains roll in and out of Redfern Station and a stream of commuters pours up the concrete steps. Coffees are bought, phone calls made and received. Students – all backpacks and...

Documentary production in Australia, 2009: A collection of key data

Documentary production in Australia reached an 11-year high in 2006/07. A total of 406 hours (196 titles) were produced, with production budgets totalling $97.2 million, compared to a yearly average of 306 hours and $65.4 million. Production companies made an annual average of 202 hours...