Northern Territory Government

Production finance

Screen Territory will contribute to production finance of screen projects with significant Northern Territory content in order to build the capacity of the Territory screen industry as well as raise the profile of the Territory and Territory storytelling.

Funding available

Base funding is available up to $20,000 or up to 10% of the project’s expenditure in the Northern Territory, whichever is less. This may be supplemented by additional incentives based on fulfilment of criteria set out in these guidelines, up to a maximum of $80,000 in total or 15% of the Northern Territory spend, whichever is less.

Applications for amounts above these thresholds may be submitted in certain circumstances, with the prior approval of Screen Territory.

Screen Territory will also consider a limited number of applications for completion funds to support post-production, which should be undertaken in the Northern Territory as far as possible. Applicants and projects must meet Screen Territory eligibility criteria.

Whether a particular project will be funded, and the amount of Screen Territory funding, will be determined by the decision-making process and the total demand on available funds.


All applications must meet the general eligibility requirements for Screen Territory funding.

Who can apply

Screen Territory expects the applicant to be a Northern Territory (NT) company or an NT company in a genuine co-production relationship with a non-NT production company.

Non-NT companies are only eligible to apply for Production Finance where significant benefits to the Northern Territory can be demonstrated (see assessment criteria). Non-NT companies considering applying must contact Screen Territory to discuss their plans at least a month before they intend to submit their application.

Guidelines and apply online

Download the Screen Territory funding guidelines PDF, 445.75 KB .

You can apply online through GrantsNT.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2019