New Grants

International Travel – Business supports Victorian producers and games developers to attend international markets or undertake targeted international business travel. Business travel:

  • Encourages partnerships, coproduction and business opportunities; and
  • Promotes Victorian business and talent to new and existing markets and audiences.

Before applying

  1. Read Terms of Trade. Terms underlined in green appear in the website glossary.
  2. Check eligibility criteria and the deadline dates
  3. Review the online application form

There are no deadlines for targeted international business travel, but the application must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the anticipated travel date.

Available funding

Grants of up to $3,000 are available to individual producers or a representative of a production company to undertake travel from Victoria directly to an approved international market, targeted business travel from Victoria to an international destination(s), or a combination of market and targeted business travel.

Funding may be expended on airfares, ground transport, accommodation, market registration and travel insurance. Funding is limited to one business travel grant per applicant every two financial years, excluding one-off special opportunities that Film Victoria may provide.

Successful applicants must cover the cost of travel up front and will be reimbursed by Film Victoria on the provision of relevant receipts and an acquittal report at the conclusion of travel.

Eligibility

If applying for market travel, the market must be on Film Victoria’s approved list.

Applicants must:

  • be either a Victorian company or an individual Victorian resident.
  • own or control the rights to the projects taken to the market or have the permission of the rights holder to represent the project at the market or business meetings.
  • be able to demonstrate significant local or international interest in at least one of the projects taken to the market or business meetings.

Company applicants must nominate an individual to represent the project on their behalf. Individual applicants and the nominated traveller must:

  • be a Victorian producer or game developer
  • have produced a theatrically released fiction or documentary feature, or a broadcast hour of television or a commercially released game within the last five years
  • have previously attended an international market or domestic market or conference such as 37°South, AIDC or SPA conferences (or a relevant games industry equivalent).

On a case by case basis, Film Victoria may accept Executive Producer or Associate Producer credits where the applicant and/or traveller can demonstrate that their credited role was significant in developing and financing the production.

If applicants can demonstrate significant international or domestic market interest in a project but don’t meet the credit or experience requirements, they are encouraged to contact the Industry Programs Coordinator to discuss.

Assessment process and timeline

When assessing applications Film Victoria will consider:

  • The applicant’s objectives for travel and the strategy for achieving those objectives, including details of proposed meetings
  • The relevance of the proposed market or business destination
  • The project’s development history, market interest to date, financing, presence at previous markets and the profile of the companies or individuals interested in the project
  • The benefits to the practitioner, the project/s and Victorian talent
  • Financial contributions from other parties for market attendance with the same project/s
  • Previous support received from Film Victoria or any other agency in recent years
  • How the projects’ content, and the cast and key creatives involved, address diversity.

Preference will be given to applicants with more than one project that will benefit from exposure at the proposed market or business meetings.

Applicants will be advised of the application outcome within approximately four weeks.

Successful applicants

Will be sent a letter confirming Film Victoria’s support and any relevant terms and conditions.

Will receive payment on completion of travel and provision of relevant receipts and an acquittal report.

APPROVED MARKETS LIST 2016 – 17

MARKET NAME

SECTOR

MARKET DATES

DEADLINE DATE

Rotterdam CineMart Film & Television 25 January – 5 February 2017 14 December 2016
Casual Connect Europe Games 7 – 9 February 2017 14 December 2016
European Film Market (EFM) Film & Television 9 – 17 February 2017 4 January 2017
Kidscreen Summit Film & Television 13 – 16 February 2017 4 January 2017
MIPTV (may include MIPDOC) Film & Television 3 – 6 April 2017 20 February 2017
Beijing International Film Festival – Market Film & Television 16 – 23 April 2017 TBC 20 February 2017
HotDocs (Toronto Documentary Forum) Film & Television 1 – 2 May 2017 20 March 2017
Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film Film & Television 13 – 22 May 2017 20 March 2017
Casual Connect Asia Games 16 – 18 May 2017 24 March 2017
Nordic Games Conference Games 17 – 19 May 2017 24 March 2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest Market Film & Television 9 – 14 June 2017 21 April 2017
The International Animation Film Market (Mifa) Film & Television 14 – 16 June 2017 21 April 2017
Shanghai International Film Festival – Mart Film & Television 11 -19 June 2017 TBC 21 April 2017 TBC
Sunny Side of the Doc Film & Television 19 – 22 June 2017 21 April 2017
Casual Connect USA Games 31 July – 2 August 2017 22 May 2017

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