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$500,000 extra to Screen NT

The Northern Territory Government has committed an additional $500 000 to the Screen Territory’s Grants Program, for 2016/2017.

‘Everybody loves a good yarn, and more than ever Territorians are watching stories on screens, including small screens,’ said Minister for Arts and Museums Gary Higgins.

‘The Northern Territory Government is committed to the vibrant NT screen industry, the people in the NT who create unique screen content that is viewed locally, nationally and internationally, whether on a mobile device, a television or in the cinema.’

This increases the total available through grants to $831 000 for 2016-17.

More grants, with a focus on story development and financing of screen stories, will support an increase in the level of screen production being made in the Northern Territory.

There is also an increase in funds available for industry development.

Minister Higgins added, ‘This new funding recognises the cultural and economic contribution of the screen industry to the Northern Territory.’

‘As a result of the increase to grant funding, new screen stories will tap into the wealth of outstanding locations, unique ethnic make- up, and distinctive history of the Northern Territory.’

The Screen Grants Program for 2016-17 is now open, with the first round for applications for Story Development, Audience Development closing on 7 August 2016.

For more information, and to apply for grant funding, please visit

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