Applications open for $1 million Film Festival Funding

The Aperture Club! Image courtesy Queer Screen

Sydney film festivals and councils can now apply for a share in the NSW Government’s $1 million Film Festival Funding program.

The targeted funding, delivered through Screen NSW, will support Sydney’s dynamic film festival culture, and accelerate the economic and social recovery of CBDs across Sydney, Western Sydney and South-Western Sydney.

The fund is a $1 million commitment by the NSW Government to support a Film Festival Program through to May 2023. This includes public screenings, festivals and tours that will give audiences across Sydney the opportunity to experience quality screen content.

The Film Festival Funding Program is part of the NSW Government’s broader support as part of its NSW COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

Applications for the Film Festival Fund are now open on the Screen NSW website at

Applications close 2pm Wednesday, 4 May 2022.