Screen Development Australia

In mid-1999, the national network of screen resource organisations set up a new association, Screen Development Australia (SDA). SDA provides a formal model to enable the network to continue developing, delivering and promoting Australia-wide initiatives underpinned by best practice methodologies.

SDA member organisations play a key role in providing early-mid career film and multimedia makers across Australia with affordable access to production equipment and advice, subsidy programs, professional development and accredited training, exhibition programming and a range of special projects.

Most importantly, SDA ensures that a ‘many doors’ approach is maintained in relation to the development of industry practitioners.

SDA Aims and Objectives are to:

Most recently, SDA has entered into a number of industry partnerships in order to exploit the production resources available in its member organisations, to share the financial responsibility for program delivery within an environment of tight constraints, and to deliver outcomes both nationally and at a state level.

Member Organisations that (with the Media Resource Centre Inc.) make up Screen Development Australia:

NSW: Metro Screen

VIC: OPENChannel

TAS: Wide Angle

WA: Film & Television Institute