Ausfilm Week Los Angeles 2015

Ausfilm will lead its annual delegation of film and television businesses and Australian government representatives to Los Angeles for its 7th annual Ausfilm Week for one of its biggest business delegations on record featuring 19 film industry businesses and 8 government agencies.

Ausfilm Week enables the Australian film and television industry to continue to strengthen its relationships with the US production community, to promote Australia as a filming location and to attract post-production and visual effects on the scale of Avengers: Age of Ultron, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Ausfilm Week 2015 featured an interactive panel session highlighting Australia’s screen incentives; a screening of Sony Pictures Classic & RatPac Entertainment’s film Truth which was filmed in Australia (starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford); Picture Post & Sound in Focus lunches; networking experiences; and business introductions between the Australian and US film industries to continue to strengthen international partnerships.

A key event of Ausfilm Week was the Australians in Film (AiF) Awards and Benefit Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles on 25th October. Hollywood Producer Bill Mechanic (Pandemonium Films) was honoured at the gala with the Ausfilm International Award. The Award honours an individual’s contribution to the Australian film industry. Mechanic has shot three movies in a row in Australia in the span of less than two years.

The Australian delegation included executives and senior representatives from the Australian government’s Ministry for the Arts, Screen Australia and Australia’s state screen agencies – Film Victoria, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, ScreenWest, South Australian Film Corporation and the City of Gold Coast. Screen businesses attending Ausfilm Week comprised Australia’s major studios; post, sound and music studios; VFX and animation companies; and production services, legal and travel businesses.

Ausfilm Week is an annual event taking place around the end of October each year.


18 – 25 October 2015


Los Angeles, California
- Sunset Marquis
- The Roosevelt Hotel