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Multicultural Screen Residencies


Do you have a short screen project that promotes cultural diversity on screen and behind the scenes?


If you're a filmmaker or content creator with a shooting script, a dream team, but limited or no funding for production, bring your vision to life with a 3-month residency at our newly established Multicultural Screen Residencies Studio in Footscray, made possible with the support of the Victorian Government through the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund (WGTP), Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund (DFFH), and Creative Victoria.


The Productions-in-Residence (PIR) Program offers creative teams exclusive access to essential screen production resources over three months----including a workspace, video production equipment & post-production facilities. Through this initiative, we aim to support independent projects featuring bold, high-quality screen stories made by and for Victoria's vibrant intercultural communities. 

The program strives to promote best-practice inclusive production methodologies.

It's free to apply.

So apply today to tell your story in your own words - and change the face of the Australian screen industry to be more reflective of who we really are.


Your own private film studio for 3 months

Powered by Blackmagic Deisgn, you'll get exclusive access to three months to a full production kit, a studio space, and an online edit suite to make your production - plus a range of other support from industry to make your production boost careers.

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Take a look at our previous residency projects in our online showcase!

*Applications for the Autumn 2023 Residency are now closed. Watch this space for future rounds.

Read the program Guidelines and Terms & Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions page before applying.

If you have limited English skills or need assistance with completing the application, please contact as we are planning to provide future opportunities for support.


Kauthar Abdulalim

Cinespace has been an integral part of my film career since its inception in 2017. The programs that Cinespace have facilitated in the past have all paved a way for me moving forward in my career as a writer, director and producer. I am now thrilled to be selected for the inaugural residency program for my series, Salma's Season, which was also initially developed through Cinespace's StoryLab initiative in 2018. I am excited to see other emerging screen practitioners that come through Cinespace's residency program, and the network of brilliant and passionate creatives Cinespace continuously nurtures. It's an exciting time to be a filmmaker and an honour to be an ambassador for Cinespace.


Matthew Victor Pastor

Cinespace has been integral to my development as a filmmaker. With a focus on grass roots stories told from the perspectives of the communities they represent they’ve been a joyful part of my journey as an artist. 


Mimo Mukii

Cinespace has been a great support to me and my fellow collaborators in film over the years. With the help of Cinespace, we were able to access their equipment for making short films, as well as getting advice on a variety of production queries. As independent filmmakers making work with tight budgets, this access and support has been so beneficial to us! 

Cinespace's PIR program is made possible with support from the Victorian Government & the Victorian College of the Arts.

Click here to read more about these and other partners.

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