West Coast Visions is a development initiative offering $750,000 of production investment funding for up to one feature film project per year. It is one of ScreenWest’s largest funds. The program is designed to uncover, inspire and develop local projects and skills.
Recent West Coast Visions films have had great success on the national and international festival stage. These Final Hours screened at the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and Wasted on the Young and Blame were both selected for the Toronto International Film Festival. Collectively, the films have been selected for more than 20 international festivals.
ScreenWest is calling for applications from Western Australian creative teams with well-developed, low-budget feature films intended to be shot within one year of receiving funding.
To be eligible to apply for West Coast Visions, it must be the first time for at least one of the Western Australian key creatives (producer, director, writer) to be credited in this position on a feature film.
This highly competitive fund will continue to enlist high-level industry professionals in the decision-making process.
The main assessment criteria are:
Quality of script and the team’s ability to deliver the project to a high standard.
Identified development outcomes for the WA screen industry.
Achievability of the project within the year timeframe.
Applications close 5:00pm Monday, 9 March 2015.
For further information, please refer to the West Coast Vision Guidelines on the ScreenWest website.
For enquiries regarding the program, please contact Krista Carpenter on (08) 6552 7517.