When do applications open?
Applications for Impact Australia are open now. The application window will close on 27 June 2021 at 11:59pm AEST
Can I apply as a team?
Yes, we encourage creative teams to apply together. The application has room for the contact information for two writers, and you can list any other individuals who are attached to the project, as well. Please note, however, you cannot apply as both a team and an individual. You must choose one.
What's on the application?
The application consists of questions regarding you and your project, along with areas for you to upload:
A 30-second video of you explaining why we should pick you for the Impact program
A full-length screenplay or teleplay (or play, short story or novel if you’ve never written a screenplay) that showcases your writing ability
A link to a previously produced work of yours (if applicable) The video and sample written work are required. Any application that does not include them will be disqualified.
Do I have to submit an idea that I’ve already written a draft of?
No, it is not required
Can there be producers or talent already attached to my project?
We recommend submitting projects with no attachments.
Can I submit more than one idea?
No, only one full application can be submitted per person/team. However, you can list the loglines of a few alternative ideas towards the end of your application.
What kind of idea can I submit?
As of now, Impact is only accepting applications for scripted television series and feature films. You may only submit adaptation ideas if the work is in the public domain or you have all the rights to the IP you would like to adapt. We are not accepting ideas for non-scripted television, variety shows, documentaries, or remakes/sequels, but we have plans to expand into additional formats in the future.
Can I submit the same idea that I submitted for a previous Impact program?
Yes, you may submit the same idea. However, unless the idea and/or your answers to the application questions have been improved upon since your last Impact application, the likelihood of the same idea getting a better result than the first time around are slim!
How do I know you won’t steal my idea?
If you receive as many pitches and ideas as we do, it’s unavoidable that there may be some overlap between ideas that are submitted and ideas of our own that may make it to the screen one day. Imagine does not intend to repurpose any ideas we may read while reviewing Impact applications. You can read our full legal liability release here.
How long should my application answers be?
You should use as much space as you need to answer each question but we encourage you to be concise.