Australian Film Commissioning and Finance Bodies
Australian Film Commission The Australian Film Commission provides screen cultural and industry support through grants, project development, and international promotion and marketing.
Australian Film Finance Corporation Limited (FFC) The FFC is the Australian government’s primary agency for funding screen production. It invests in a diverse range of feature films, adult television drama, children’s television drama and documentary.
Film AustraliaFilm Victoria Film Victoria is the Victorian State Government agency that promotes and supports excellence in screen-based content creation in Victoria through industry development and investment.
New South Wales Film and Television Office The FTO plays a critical development role for the NSW film and tv industry and has a number of programs of assistance including project development, production investment, a young filmmakers fund, and support for industry & audience development. The F
Pacific Film and Television Commission PFTC’s role is to develop and support the Queensland film industry, attract production to Queensland, and celebrate an active screen culture across the State.
Screen Tasmania Screen Tasmania is the Tasmanian State Government agency responsible for fostering, developing and supporting screen-based industries within Tasmania, as well as attracting interstate and international initiatives.
ScreenWest ScreenWest is Western Australia’s film funding and development agency dedicated to the growth and promotion of film and television activity in WA. ScreenWest aims to provide leadership, support and services to advance WA as internationally recognised.
South Australian Film Corporation SAFC is South Australia’s film development agency, providing investment, development programs and training support for film, television and new media production in South Australia.
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) AFTRS is Australia’s national centre for professional education and advanced training in film, television and radio. The School is an Australian Commonwealth government statutory authority.
Film & Television Institute, WA Inc (FTI) FTI is the premier professional development centre for independent screen production & events in Western Australia.
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) NIDA provides training for theatre, film and television in Acting, Design, Technical Production, Costumes and Properties and more.
Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film and Television The VCA School of Film and Television trains students to a professional level to make motion picture programs of a high artistic and technical standard.
Free to Air Television Stations
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) CAAMA works to promote Aboriginal culture, language, dance, and music while generating economic benefits in the form of training, employment and income generation.
Goolarri Media Enterprises (GME) GME develops and fosters the growth of Indigenous media in the Kullarri region to assist in the promotion, enhancement and social and cultural development of the region’s people.
Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA) TEABBA works to encourage and assist the development of local broadcasting and information services at remote Top End communities.
Warlpiri Media Association (WMA) WMA is a non-profit community organisation that creates and broadcasts local media as well as media for a broader regional and national audience.
Industry Information and News
Encore Online Encore Online provides news about the Australian film, television and new media industry, as well as audience analysis, recruitment opportunities, upcoming events and classified advertising.
Inside Film (IF) IF delivers a ‘who, what, where and how’ guide to success in screen content creation.
Internet Movie Database (IMDB) IMDB is a free online database of movie and television productions. It currently contains information on over 360,000 titles including credits and production information.
International Film Commissioning and Finance Bodies
Association of Film Commissioners International AFCI is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or nat
British Film Commission (BFC) BFC aims to encourage, and make it easy for, overseas film-makers to locate their productions in the UK.
New Zealand Film Commission Since 1978 NZFC has been committed to supporting and encouraging talented New Zealand filmmakers by financing the development, production and promotion of New Zealand feature films.
ABC Online (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) The ABA is the regulator for radio and television, digital broadcasting, and for Internet content in Australia. The ABA also manages the technical planning and availability of radio and TV channels for broadcasting services.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) ACMI is responsible for the promotion of the moving image, with a charter to develop collections, exhibitions, events and educational resources within a national and global environment.
Australian Communications Authority (ACA) ACA is the Commonwealth regulatory body for radiocommunications and telecommunications.
Communications Law Centre (CLC) CLC is an independent, non-profit, public interest organisation specialising in media, communications and online law and policy. CLC undertakes research, teaching, public education and legal advice.
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) The CBAA is the national representative organisation for community broadcasters, both fully licensed stations and groups aspiring to hold a permanent licence.
Community Broadcasting Australia CBOnline is the web site for the Community Broadcasting Foundation of Australia and provides resource for the community broadcasting sector.
Media Resource Centre (MRC) MRC provides access for entry-level to early-career film and digital media makers to production equipment, subsidy programs and advice on all aspects of professional and project development, production and marketing. MRC is based in Adelaide.
Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) The OFLC is the Australian independent statutory body responsible for the classification of films, videos, computer games and some publications.
Screenrights (Audio-Visual Copyright Society Ltd) Screenrights oversees copyright collection from educational institutions for copying programs
ScreenSound: the National Screen and Sound Archive ScreenSound collects, preserves and shares Australia’s moving images and sound recordings. Provides a searchable database of the collection, as well as news on upcoming exhibitions and projects.
British Film Institute (BFI) This site is a gateway to the activities of the BFI, including their collections, eductional activities and library.
MEDIA Salles MEDIA Salles role is to foster theatrical distribution of European audiovisual products through initiatives for training, promotion and information.
Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) ACS works to advance cinematography, to recognise outstanding achievements by Australians in the field, and to provide education and a forum for its members.
Australian Directors Guild (ADG) ADG is an industry association representing the interests of film and television directors, documentary filmmakers, animators and independent producers throughout Australia.
Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) AGSC represent the interests of composers working in the fields of film (both feature length film & short film), television, advertising, video and multimedia.
Australian Screen Editors (ASE) ASE dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in the arts, sciences and technology of motion picture film and televisual post production. It aims to promote, improve and protect the role of editor as an essential and significant contributor t
Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) MEAA is the union for anyone working in the media, arts, and entertainment industries.
NT Filmmakers Association (NTFA) NTFA’s aim is to promote filmcraft and a feature film industry in Darwin and the Northern Territory by bringing together local talents and supporting individuals and groups in the making of films in the Northern Territory.
Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) SPAA is the industry association of the Australian independent film and television industry. It represents the interests of producers on issues that affect the business and creative aspects of screen production.