Film and content makers looking for equipment or studio facilities can apply for the Metro Screen Jump Start production subsidy to help balance the production budget. Jump Start provides $45,000 worth of production subsidies annually over three application rounds. Broadcast quality equipment, a green screen studio and post-production facilities are made available to film and content makers at hugely discounted rates through Jump Start.

Project Categories:

  • Innovation – inspiring, independent, original, progressive
  • Practitioner support – solid professional development for cast and crew
  • Access and equity – gives production experience to those outside the mainstream opportunities
  • Community and cultural development – strengthens our community and cultural voice

Application round closing dates

Monday 6 April 2015

Monday 6 July 2015

To apply

To apply, complete an application form and budget using the templates provided below.

Jump Start Production Grant [Application Form]

Jump Start Production Grant [Budget]

Jump Start Production Grant [Guidelines]

Email your completed application form and support material to Metro Screen Productions and Projects Manager David Opitz at Please do not send hard copies.

If you have read through the project categories and application forms, and you need further information please contact the Productions and Projects Manager  on 02 9356 1818.


A Life Exposed dir. Lesley Brananagan

Jump Start Success

A Life Exposed screened on ABC 1 with support form Jump Start. Produced by Lesley Branangan this stunning documentary is about Australian-born photographer Robyn Beeche who became renowned in London for her iconic 80s images. In a time rich with experimentation and creativity, she was celebrated for her ground-breaking photographs of painted bodies, and collaborations with counter-culture personalities Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Leigh Bowery and Divine.