Company Profile

About Chinalight Films

Chinalight is a new division of Arclight Films, created to focus on the development of Australian-Chinese film co-productions. Chinalight submissions are now open. We want talented Australian writers, producers and directors to submit film projects they believe will be great Chinese/Australian co-production feature films.

The films can be any genre and any time period. Chinalight's aim is to produce movies with theatrical and commercial potential for the international marketplace.

Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a multi-stage script development laboratory with the aim to eventually produce an Australian/Chinese feature film co-production.

Arclight wants to put film projects into development and pay for them to advance to the next stage. Chinalight will provide mentorship and development input through Arclight and Chinese-partner executives and filmmakers. The aim is to help shape the projects so that they have the best chance of becoming viable feature film co-productions.


To make a Chinalight submission, you will need:

- A completed submission form

- A cover letter outlining why your movie idea will make a successful Chinese-Australia co-production

- A CV (2 x A4 pages max)

- A writing sample (10 pages max).

- A link to completed film work (if available)

- A synopsis of your story proposal for Chinalight.


A shortlist of the strongest proposals will progress to an interview stage before a final selection of successful candidates for the Ideas and Imagination Workshop, the first stage of the development process.

Applications close at close of business on September 1, 2017

For more information about the application process you can contact Jenevieve at: or +61 (2) 8353 2649.

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+61 (2) 8353 2649