Loan Facilities, funding, images
Loan Facilities, funding, images

Loan Facilities

The Loan Facilities program offers:

  • Production Loan Finance
  • Short term Minor Cashflow Loans

Loans are offered against fully secured presale and distribution agreements.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please see below for quick reference funding GUIDELINES. See above for a downloadable PDF.

Potential applicants are advised to contact the Head of Development and Production, Sophia Zachariou on 02 9995 0962 to discuss their application.


What project formats are eligible?

Loans are available to projects within the range of activity that Screen NSW supports which includes animation, documentary, features, shorts, television, web series, children’s television and creative interactive.

How much can I apply for?

The Production Loan amount will be a portion of the domestic presale or distribution guarantee, which are used as security together with other security requirements as determined by Screen NSW.

Loans are capped at $400,000.

Short term Minor Cashflow Loans up to $150,000 are also available.  These too are secured against a portion of the licence fee or distribution guarantee


Who is eligible?

Screen NSW general eligibility requirements can be found in our Terms of Trade, which should be read in conjunction with these guidelines.

Screen NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from under-represented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from western Sydney and people from regional NSW. Priority will be given to teams including people from under-represented groups.

What are the project requirements?

To be eligible for a Screen NSW loan the project will need to satisfy the criteria relating to Production Finance.

Production Loan Finance is only available to fully financed projects.

Short term Minor Cashflow Loans are available to assist projects with a cash-flow requirement during the important period leading up to production or to cashflow the costs of delivery to a domestic broadcaster.

How and when can I apply?

Applications for Production Loans should be made at the same time as an application for Production Finance.

Short term Minor Cashflow Loans can be applied for at any time

Simply complete an online application form.

What do I need to submit?

You must submit all core materials listed on the application form.

What are the terms of funding?

Loans are available for a stipulated period of time at an agreed rate of interest.

Loans are subject to strict security requirements.

Screen NSW requires the balance to be cashflowed into production by the broadcaster or distributor in advance of the first Screen NSW loan drawdown.

Please see Terms of Trade for further information.


If you would like to provide us with feedback, or believe you have cause for complaint, please consult our Feedback, Review and Formal Complaints Procedures.

For further information contact:
Sophia Zachariou
Director, Sector Investment
Development & Production
Phone: 02 8289 6470