Next Step 2013-Applications Closed

This exciting new program aims to assist ‘establishing’ MRC members develop and produce an engaging, entertaining short film – of up to 15 minutes in length in any genre – for international festival entry.

As the name suggests, Next Step acts as a ‘stepping stone’ for a filmmaking team, providing them with $25,000 to produce a quality, short film – from pitch to screen – within a fully mentored production environment.

With support from the SAFC, the MRC will one again fund one film for production investment of $15,000 cash, as well as $1,000 script development and $2,500 in-kind equipment and facilities support from the MRC.

The successful filmmakers will also receive $5,000 in-kind equipment hire and $5,000 post facilities from Picture Hire Australia and The Cutting Room, our generous industry sponsors.

Please note that this is NOT an entry-level initiative.

For your team to be eligible, both the Producer and Director must be ‘establishing’ filmmakers who have made one or more post-tertiary films with cash and/or in-kind production support from the MRC.

If you have any queries please email or call

Current Initiatives