Northern Territory Government


Screen Territory will contribute towards the costs of travel by Northern Territory production companies or practitioners to attend key national and international markets and market-oriented conferences or undertake targeted business travel for exposure, experience, skills development, networking and to help move a project or slate of projects forward.

Funding available

  • National travel: up to $2,000 per traveller [up to $4,000 per company per application]
  • International travel: up to $5,000 per application [irrespective of number of travellers]

Budget notes: Eligible expenditure includes airfares (economy only), accommodation, ground transport, event registration, per diems, and other legitimate travel costs. Course fees, wages, and other fees may not be claimed.


The applicant must:

  • be a Northern Territory resident or a Northern Territory production company, and meet Screen Territory’s General eligibility criteria, and
  • hold the rights to at least two projects in development with market potential.

The program is primarily focused on experienced producers with several long-form broadcast or released credits, but special rounds will be advertised each year targeting emerging and mid-career practitioners.

The event must be an eligible event, as follows:

Eligible markets

  • Asian Animation Summit
  • Asian Side of the Doc
  • European Film Market
  • Hot Docs
  • Marche du Film (Cannes Film Market)
  • MIPCOM/Doc/Formats/Junior/TV
  • Screen Singapore
  • Sunny Side of the Doc
  • World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) Eligible conferences
  • Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)
  • Screen Forever

Eligible conferences

  • Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)
  • Screen Forever

Eligible pitching forums (applicant must be selected)

  • MIFF 37oSouth Market

An application for Travel funding to attend an event not on the eligible events list, or for interstate (not international) travel for business purposes outside attendance at an event, may be considered if the applicant can demonstrate that it offers significant professional development or project advancement opportunities. You must discuss your proposed travel with Screen Territory before submitting an application.

Application timing

Applications for most events can be submitted at any time, but must be received by Screen Territory no later than four weeks prior to the date of travel.

Application materials

You must submit:

  • Current one-page CVs for individual traveller/s and, where relevant, the production company
  • One-page summaries for at least two projects that you see benefitting from attendance at the market or conference, including synopsis and current financing status
  • A plan for proposed activities and meetings at the event
  • A budget including Screen Territory’s contribution (see ‘Budget notes’ above for eligible expenditure).
  • For pitching forums: Proof of selection/invitation.


Eligible applications will be assessed taking into account:

  • The applicant’s track record, current career stage, and benefits they will gain from attending the event
  • The quality of the submitted projects and their suitability for the event
  • The strategy for the event including planned activities and meetings
  • The appropriateness of the budget submitted.

Screen Territory may also take into account the level of support the applicant has already received through the Travel program in the current financial year.

Reporting and acquittal

If you are successful in receiving a Travel grant, your grant agreement will set out the materials you have agreed to deliver in order to acquit the grant. These will include:

  • a brief report on outcomes of your travel
  • a signed breakdown of income and expenditure including financial support received from Screen Territory and any third party.

You will be required to acquit the grant one month after you return from travel.

Download funding guidelines

Travel support - Awards and festivals

Travel support - Skills development events

Last updated: 09 Jan 2018