Film Victoria

Film Victoria is the state Government screen agency based in Melbourne, Victoria. We provide a full range of film commission services to productions interested in filming or using post production and VFX facilities in Victoria.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

We offer incentives, production advice, and location assistance; including script breakdowns, surveys, introductions to award winning talent, crews, studios, post production and VFX houses, along with information about working in Victoria.

Our Incentives are negotiated on a project-by-project basis and are paid as a cash grant on completion and audit. These can be combined with Federal Government incentives.

Our comprehensive online Locations Gallery shows how Melbourne can double for almost any global city, and our searchable Industry Directory connects you to experienced creative talent and companies.

 

Contact

 

Joe Brinkmann

Manager – Incentives and Investments
joe.brinkmann@film.vic.gov.au

Ross Hutchens

Head of Screen Industry Programs
ross.hutchens@film.vic.gov.au

Jenni Tosi

CEO
jenni.tosi@film.vic.gov.au


www.film.vic.gov.au
+61 3 9660 3200

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Services Provided to Filmmakers

Funding

Film Victoria funds the development and production of feature films, television, online and games and provide incentives for production and post-production. We also fund fellowships, industry placements, select travel to international markets and festivals and provide support for screen culture and industry through a range of activities.
Funding programs are developed in consultation with industry to ensure support is relevant, progressive and responsive to industry’s needs.

Locations

Victoria offers exceptional locations from scenic coastline, lush countryside, dense forests, arid sands and historic homesteads, with many in close proximity to Melbourne. We can provide uniquely Australian settings, as well as the flexibility to double for (almost) any city in the world.
Melbourne’s historical and contemporary architecture, can service period, contemporary and futuristic storylines. Melbourne is a multicultural city, famous for its delicious cuisine and vibrant offering of bars, theatres, galleries and sporting facilities. We encourage you to visit our great state.

Incentives
Production Incentive Attraction Fund (PIAF)
Benefits

Our Production Incentive Attraction Fund (PIAF) aims to attract ‘footloose’ film and television projects to Victoria.
Projects are considered footloose where they have genuine production or post production destination alternatives.

Low budget international productions may also be eligible to for assistance towards employing up to three key Victorian production personnel to provide local knowledge and expertise while filming here; they may also be eligible for assistance towards accommodation, travel and living-away-from-home expenses for international Directors living in Victoria during post production.

Applications can be received at any time.

Eligibility

The minimum qualifying threshold is a Victorian spend of AUD $3.5 million.

Production Incentive Attraction Fund - Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PIAF PDV)
Benefits

The Production Incentive Attraction Fund - Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PIAF PDV) aims to attract ‘footloose’ film and television projects to use post, digital and visual effects facilities in Victoria.
Low budget international productions may also be eligible for assistance towards accommodation, travel and living-away-from-home expenses for international directors living in Victoria during post production.

Applications can be received at any time.

Eligibility

The minimum qualifying threshold is a Victorian spend AUD $1 million.

Regional Location Assistance Fund (RLAF)
Benefits

Our Regional Location Assistance Fund (RLAF) is designed to encourage Victorian, interstate and international film and television productions to locate specific types of production activity in regional Victoria.

Applications can be received at any time.

Eligibility

Productions must spend a minimum of AUD $100,000 qualified Regional Victorian spend, and accommodate the crew in the regional location for at least five nights.

Credits
  • Deadpool (VFX), Twentieth Century Fox
  • Ghostbusters (VFX), Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Lion, Weinstein Company/Transmission Films
  • The Leftovers Season Three, HBO/Warner Bros.
  • Casting JonBenet, Netflix
  • Winchester, CBS Films
  • STEM, Universal Pictures
  • Picnic At Hanging Rock, FremantleMedia