PIP - MRC's Production Initiative Program

The MRC, with funding support from the SAFC, offers an annual production funding round (PIP) to support the production of short films or web series.

Projects of any genre (incl. documentary or drama) are eligible, given the
applicants and the creative team must reside in South Australia.

The intention of this program is to support the professional development of emerging filmmakers and those seeking to advance their filmmaking careers.

South Australia is fortunate to be one of the few remaining states offering short film funding to this degree. As a consequence, this program supports applicants who are able to demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in the screen industry.


The Fading – web series
Dystopian near future sci-fi
Producer: Jodie Kirkbride
Writer/Director: Stephanie Jaclyn

#Dogs of Adelaide (aka Furbulous) – web series
Producer: Erin Paterson
Writer/Director: Leela Varghese

Thirst – short drama
Historical Aboriginal drama
Producer: Jodie Kirkbride
Writer: Kate Bonney
Director: Kiara Milera

Dead Centre – web series
Mystery drama
Producer: Kurt Roberts
Writer/Director: Benno Thiel

Ice Ball – documentary
Producers: Simon Williams and Brendon Skinner – Gravity Films
Writer/Director: Nathaniel Schmidt

Current Initiatives