Film and television

Australia's iconic film and television industry showcases the talents and creativity of our actors, writers, producers, directors and post-production workers. Australian film production is an important contributor to the nation's cultural life and continues to shape and develop Australia's national identity.

The Australian Government has a comprehensive package of measures aimed at boosting support for the Australian film and television industry.

These measures include:

Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive commenced operations on 1 July 2008.

Other film initiatives

The department monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the Australian Government's film program and administers various schemes to support the Australian film industry.

Its major functions are to develop and implement policy proposals requiring central coordination and liaison between the Australian Government's film agencies and government departments.

The department also supports programs provided by other film agencies through: