Our support in 2015/16: $7.3 million
Lotterywest's support to the screen industry, as specified in our Act, has been managed through annual grants since 1992 to ScreenWest as the screen funding authority in WA. Our support, which in 2015/16 amounted to $7.3 million, is provided for the development of the screen industry in Western Australia.
ScreenWest distributes the grant money received from Lotterywest through funding programs aimed at stimulating the development of locally produced content for international screens. The investments made by ScreenWest since the inception of this funding program has created a strong and respected screen industry in Western Australia and many employment opportunities for local film makers and those in associated industries.
Lotterywest support also enables ScreenWest to undertake special initiatives for the Indigenous community. Many of these stories are at risk of being lost forever as the Indigenous elders grow older. Recording the stories of elders and community members on high definition digital equipment ensures these invaluable records of Australia’s national cultural identity will be available for future generations.