PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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MCX PRODUCTION FUND

In support of our ethos ‘to learn by doing’ the MCX Production Fund provides a hands-on professional development opportunity offering a scaled range of short form production funding for up to 5 projects across scripted and unscripted genres including at least one authorial voice from an underrepresented background. 

Emerging practitioners will have the opportunity to create and produce a well-crafted short form production aimed at securing significant career advancement through audience, festival, or other creative outcomes. Projects can take the form of a traditional short film, but applicants will also be encouraged to create content suitable for online platforms. 

In line with feedback from MCX industry focus groups, a tiered range of budgets will be available to provide escalating opportunities for filmmakers descending on experience and scope of their projects. From a total fund of $60k It is envisioned that this range will include 2 x $5k, 1 x $10k, 1 x $15k, and 1 x $25k. 

The MCX Production Fund is a crucial production-outcome driven program for the emerging sector. The MCX Production Fund recipients will work closely with MCX industry development staff to build their production and marketing strategy for their projects. 

ELIGIBILITY

At least one key creative must me a Mercury CX Member to be eligible for the MCX Production fund. 

Participants in Springboard+ (link) will develop a project to a funding proposal stage and are encouraged to apply. 

Funding Rounds and Applications 

Applications for funding round 1 will open on August 2021. 

All details are on the application form

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MCX PRODUCTION FUND