MADE IN CBR (COVID-19 Support)

MADE IN CBR is a $250,000 Special Purpose Fund established in 2020 under the CBR Screen Fund to
provide specific support to ACT Screen professionals whose work and income have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MADE IN CBR supports screen projects that have the potential to connect with markets and reach
audiences, as well as supporting the development of ACT Screen professionals. The Fund is in the form of a loan (not a grant). It is intended by Screen Canberra that the loan be one
part of a project’s overall finance strategy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted production on the majority of local screen projects and Screen Canberra appreciates that these circumstances could provide an opportunity for local practitioners to progress projects in development. However, Screen Canberra will also consider applications seeking funding for projects that may have faltered in production or post-production due to COVID-19.

MADE IN CBR Overview
Funding type: Project Loans
• Application via the Smarty Grants Online form only
• Late entries will not be accepted
• Applicants will be advised of the outcome during March 2021

Eligible projects
MADE IN CBR will fund projects including:
• feature films
• adult and children’s television dramas and narrative comedy, documentary and animation, including series, miniseries, web series and telemovies, and
• creative interactive screen entertainment/cross platform projects.

Preference will be given to projects where:
• an established producer, production company and/or broadcaster is attached and will contribute a share of finance for the project’s development and deliver a budget with the application, and/or
• the project has broadcaster or distributor interest, a strong local story and/or could provide opportunities for key ACT creatives.

What is not eligible?
The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:
• games
• short films
• factual programming (other than documentary), such as lifestyle, magazine or current affairs.

Who is eligible?
• ACT Applicants: ACT Screen professionals who demonstrate their work and income have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Screen Canberra encourages diverse screen professionals including First Nations peoples, people
with a disability, identifying as GLBTQI, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to

Sophie Harper – Senior Manager & Screen Fund Manager