Environment & Climate Solutions Short Documentary Initiative


Do you have an inspiring idea for an environmental or climate solutions short film? Do you want to tell the story of your community designing and acting for a positive future? Or perhaps you know of a cracking story about bringing ecosystems back to life or people working on solutions to the climate and environmental challenges we face or something completely out of the box. We want to hear your ideas!

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Application closing date: 11:59pm Sunday 21st of August 2022

Fund Guidelines (PDF)
ABC Diversity and Inclusion Form

The ABC and Doc Society are partnering with Screenwest, Screen Tasmania, Screen Queensland, VicScreen and Screen Territory on a short form documentary initiative. We're calling on Australian early career filmmakers to create a short documentary for broadcast on ABC TV and ABC iview with the potential of festival screenings.

What funding is available?

Up to two applicants from each participating state or territory will be selected to develop and produce their idea. Successful applicants will each be given up to $18,000.

Who can apply?

Any participating state or territory-based early career or emerging producer with demonstrated factual program making skills with at least 1 film with demonstrated audience reach.

They must also be:

  • An Australian citizen or resident
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Contracted via a company which must be incorporated and carrying on business in Australia, and have its central management and control in a participating state or territory
  • Meet the general eligibility requirements set out in the Terms of Trade (Visit Terms of Trade for Screen Queensland, Screen Territory, Screenwest, Screen Tasmania and Vic Screen)


For further information please send your enquiries to: Teri Calder at the ABC (Executive Producer Impact & Partnerships).