The Andrews Labor Government will invest $3.85 million in 17 Victorian film and television projects.
Melbourne production company Passion Pictures Australia and Luma Toons will team up for the animated feature Arkie, based on the Australian graphic novel Scarygirl.
Back to Back Theatre will make its television debut with Bunghole, a collaboration with Matchbox Pictures. The telemovie will feature a cast .with intellectual disabilities.
Victorian director Jonathan auf der Heide (Van Diemen's Land) will deliver his second feature film while director Miranda Nation will make her feature debut with Undertow, filmed largely in Geelong and the Surf Coast.
Three web series received support: Other People.s Problems, a dramedy about two ghost-writers; family comedy The Edge of the Bush; and Maybe Today, which looks back on the life of Indigenous author, activist and master storyteller Boori Monty Pryor.
Five television drama projects also received funding, including Foxtel series Wentworth,