JAN 2024

In this month’s Location Spotlight, you’re invited to visit South Australia. Just 20 minutes out of Adelaide’s business district you could easily think you had travelled to Europe, Japan or even Hong Kong, with a range of stunning and endlessly flexible locations in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight invites you to meet Kaylene Butler (Buwabuwa) – a proud First Nations writer, director and producer from Queensland who has made important cultural contributions to many homegrown and international projects, advising productions on implementing best practice when it comes to cultural respect, sensitivity, and inclusion.

In this month’s production news Alt.vfx brings the future to life in FoeBoom Tracks tells us about their blockbuster year in sound, Future Associate delivers chills for Dark Harvest, Framestore conjures ominous signs for Leave The World BehindKOJOintroduces a renowned addition to their VFX team, TAG reflects on overcoming production challenges in 2023, The Rebel Fleet is praised for its work on Boy Swallows Universe and Queensland hosts the global hit in Brisbane. RSP shows off their world building in The Marvels, and Victoria hosts a whopping three new international projects.

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DEC 2023

In this month’s Location Spotlight, you’re invited to take a trip down south to preview the raw beauty of Tasmania‘s beaches. With over 3000 miles of coastline, Australia’s only island state has a plethora of waterfront settings to choose from for your next production.

Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight invites you to meet Dylan River, one of Australia’s most exciting up and coming creatives with notable acclaim across the crafts of directing, writing and cinematography.

In this month’s production news Blackbird VFX celebrate a trio of recent releases, CATO look back at a year of successes in on-set services, Docklands Studios Melbourne goes green, Future Associate deliver thrills in The Equalizer 3Queensland shines as a tropical paradise in Ron Howard’s EdenRising Sun Pictures shine a light on recent work, Screenwest spill some details on Nicholas Cage’s new surfing spectacular, Show Group celebrate a mammoth year, ​​​​​​​South Australia sends us back to the swinging 60s, ​​​​​​​TAG‘s Australian talent goes global, and VicScreen talk Ted.

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OCT 2023

In this month’s Location Spotlight, you’re invited to take a tour of the stunning landscapes the Northern Territory has to offer. Hosting some of Australia’s most iconic national parks, the NT is an ideal location for productions looking for world-class scenery situated just a short flight from South East Asia.

Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight invites you to meet Michael Hudson, a proud Bangarang and Yorta Yorta man from northeast Victoria, who has learned to channel the adversity and complexity of his childhood into his film-making, using his experiences to tell Indigenous stories with a unique perspective.

In this month’s production news, CATO shares stories from the set of Netflix hit Love Is In The AirCumulus CTO Nicky Ladas chats work-life-balance in the world of VFX, and Disney Studios Australia celebrates the 20+ year career of Production Operations Manager Joe Petty.

Plus, Framestore welcomes the return of Lara Hopkins, Myriad Studios hits the road with their new portable cyber scanning rig, Show Group shares tips for staying healthy while travelling for work, South Australia celebrates the start of production on a big new Netflix series, and XM2 joins us to discuss their rapid rise in the aerial cinematography space.

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SEP 2023

In this month’s Location Spotlight, you’re invited to explore the tropical offerings of The Whitsundays in sunny Queensland – an area known for its pure white sands and iconic canefields, which has served as the backdrop for films ranging from romcoms to pirate adventures.

Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight invites you to meet Georgia Stone, an emerging writer and producer from lutruwita/Tasmania with a passion for First Nations storytelling.

Alt pulls back the curtain on their work for The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, CATO makes us green with envy at their new Climate Active certification, Framestore celebrates their latest award win, and Future Associate gives us a peek behind The Portable Door.

Plus KOJO celebrate their big 25th, Rising Sun Pictures receives accolades, South Australia stars in The Royal HotelScreenwest tell us about two big new projects, Show Group shares their tips on making productions feel at home away from home, TAG tells about their time in Cairns and VicScreen shares some exciting new incentives.

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AUG 2023

In this month’s Location Spotlight, you’re invited to explore the wide range of blockbuster locations New South Wales has to offer – with dazzling cityscapes and pristine beaches, ancient rainforests and charming country towns, NSW is a veritable treasure trove of visual delights.

Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight focuses on emerging producer Star Sandford, a Ngarrindjeri woman living on Kaurna Country in South Australia who recently completed a Producer Attachment on Warwick Thornton’s feature film The New Boy.

MPC discusses the canine capers required to bring a team of talking dogs to life for Universal’s raunchy new movie Strays, Cutting Edge reveals how they helped recreate the Kings Cross of the 90s, KOJO gives us the lowdown on their involvement on the hit new horror Talk To Me, and TAG serves up special rates on accommodation and airfares for SXSW Sydney.

Plus Rising Sun Pictures unearths new training opportunities for aspiring VFX artists, Screen Queensland introduces their new CEO Jacqui Feeney, Show Group shares some tips on beating jet lag, Screen Tasmania highlights the captivating documentary The Platypus Garden, and VicScreen celebrates the release of Run Rabbit Run on Netflix.

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JUL 2023

In this month’s Location Spotlight, you’re invited to explore the extraordinary Pilbara region of Western Australia, an area twice the size of the UK boasting some of the world’s most incredible ancient locations. Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight focuses on the talented Tyson Perkins, an Arrernte and Kalkadoon director of photography based in Sydney, New South Wales.  

Cutting EdgeSoundfirm and TAG celebrate their connection to Indigenous filmmaking in honour of NAIDOC Week. Check out the incredible First Nations films showcased this month. 

We delve into the technical marvels of Mod’s latest realtime live project de-aging an iconic Aussie character, Show Group gives us the lowdown on VIP travel, and VicScreen takes us behind the scenes of stop-motion genius Adam Elliot’s latest project.

And there’s more! CATO Location Services gives us their top filming locations in New South Wales, Cumulus VFX celebrates 10 years delivering exceptional VFX, and William Shatner talks Stars on Mars for South Australian Film Corporation.

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JUN 2023

In this month’s Location Spotlight, we invite you to meet us in Melbourne (Narrm), Victoria.

Say hello to Gary Hamaguchi, a rising star hailing from Djugun-Yawuru country in Western Australia. This talented writer/director in our First Nations Spotlight.

Some jaw-dropping VFX! Fin Design + Effects breaks it down with Netflix thriller Extraction 2Framestore’s Josh Simmonds shares insights on Sony Pictures’ sci-fi flick 65, and experience Plastic Wax’s flawless connection to the Mortal Kombat game, plus AI news from Rising Sun Pictures. Then dive into the magical journey of Animal Logic, captivating audiences for over three decades.

Let’s take flight, Aerial Film Australia introduces the Jetshot, Australia’s fastest aerial gimbal, and XM2 showcases their groundbreaking stunt capture for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

News from Entertainment Partners Powered by Moneypenny and the latest productions choosing Western AustraliaSouth Australia, and Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland as their filming locations, including Mortal Kombat 2The Twelve S2 and Stars on Mars

We have expert travel tips and chats with Show Group and TAG that will elevate your on-location experience.

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MAY 2023

Catch Ausfilm’s webinar recording on the Federal Government’s announcement of the 30% Location Offset.

Location Spotlight on South Australia’s outback gem, Coober Pedy. Meet Eric Murray Lui, esteemed Cinematographer from Queensland in our First Nations Spotlight.

Q&A with Executive VFX Producer at SlateVFX Prue Fletcher. The incredible VFX breakdown from Blackbird VFX for their work on Class of 07, while KOJO Studios expand post-production and VFX services in Melbourne.

Ajuria Lawyers shed light on the changes to Australian immigration laws. Get to know Show Group’s new General Manager, Nick Smith. Plus travel intel from TAG.

Join us in acknowledging accolades for Avatar Factory, Cato Location Services, and Ausfilm (yes us too!).

Meet the new Senior Lighting Manager at Disney Lighting Australia, and take a behind-the-scenes peek at New South Wales-based, Ten Pound Poms series. Also, Melbourne gets in touch with its romantic side as the Aussie franchise of The Bachelor moves into town.

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APRIL 2023

Journey to the wilds of Tasmania (lutruwita)’s West Coast.

Danielle Maclean features in our FIrst Nations Spotlight, a screenwriter and producer from the Luritja and Warumungu communities in the Northern Territory.

Aussie-made visual effects of FIN and MPC on Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, incredible game trailers from Plastic Wax, Myriad’s scanning on The Portable Door, VES award-nominated work of Rising Sun Pictures and meet Framestore’s Head of Effects, Alex Whyte!

Ausfilm has developed Career Resources for both Physical & Post-Production and VFX, Animation & Virtual Production aimed at promoting the diverse range of opportunities available for rewarding careers within the Australian screen industry.

Queensland-made The Portable DoorVictoria’s Late Night with the Devil, as well as the success of South Australian films on the international stage.

And we farewelled Nick Herd after 10 years at Ausfilm.

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MARCH 2023

Women in the industry who are shaping the future of film and TV: Featuring Emma Daines, Founder/CEO of Fin Design + EffectsLuma’s Head of Culture/VP, Jamy Zink,  Consolidated Media Services welcome their new Head of Production, Naomi Cleaver, plus articles from Disney Studios Australia, Framestore, TAG, Show Group, Stage & Screen, Village Roadshow Studios, CATO, Cutting Edge, Heliguy and Avatar Factory.

Our Location Spotlight shines on Northern Territory’s Darwin (Garramilla). Meanwhile, our First Nations Spotlight is on a very talented Pakana writer in Tasmania.

Docklands Studios Melbourne’s new LED volume screen, VicScreen at SXSW, and Rising Sun Pictures’ VFX for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: QuantumaniaNew Holland designs in sci-fi film 65, and news from SAFC.

Also, We introduce you to our newest member, Servo.

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Location Spotlight on Ipswich, Queensland’s heritage-rich satellite city. In anticipation of the Oscars, Ausfilm caught up with Wayne Pashley and Libby Villa of Big Bang Sound for a delightful Q&A. We wish them and all the incredible nominees the best of luck!

In our First Nations spotlight, we introduce Beck Cole, a Warumungu and Luritja woman and a talented writer, director, and producer from Victoria. Fin brings creepy AI doll M3GAN to life. Western Australia’s fantastic post-production rebates draw Devil’s Peak to engage Sandbox.

News from RSP, Cumulus VFX, Framestore, ILM, KOJO and The Post Lounge.

Thanks to Gabrielle Jones for her successful four-year tenure at the City of Gold CoastQueensland-shot film, True Spirit, and South Australian films have been received well internationally. Victoria features Ricky Stanicky and Sleeping Dogs. News from TAG and Show Group, plus our Ausfilm Insider, a word from Geroge and Julia while working on Ticket to Paradise.

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Location Spotlight on New South Wales Wollongong and Illawarra region, a film lover’s paradise with a diverse range of locations. New Ausfilm members, Entertainment Partners Powered by Moneypenny – provide a range of finance and management services.

Our First Nations Spotlight on Lilla Berry of South Australia’s Yankunytjatjara.

Updates from Animal Logic, Fin’s new showreel, SlateVFX’s latest reel too! Heliguy’s new mobile LIDAR scanner will change the way you capture data. News from ILM, MPC, Rising Sun PicturesShow GroupSpectrum, and news from Vicscreen, Screen Queensland and CATO Location Services.

Awards season is here – the Australian screen industry, including our Ausfilm members have plenty to celebrate.

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Awards season kicked off with The AACTAs taking place, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis reeled in a whopping 11 awards, including Best Film, Best Visual Effects; featuring the work of eight Ausfilm VFX members, Best Sound was a shared win for Ausfilm members Big Bang Sound, while Mandy Walker made history as the first female recipient of the Best Cinematography award! Congrats to all nominated and winners including KOJO, who won the Best Digital Series award for A Beginner’s Guide to Grief and The Post Lounge for the shared win on the Best Short Film award for Tanith-Glynn Maloney’s Finding Jedda. 

Our Location Spotlight on Western Australia’s coastline. Featuring some of the most marvellous beaches in the world.

Get to know Darlene Johnson of the Dunghutti people, New South Wales in our First Nation’s spotlight.

Welcome to the freshest Ausfilm Members, Cumulus VFX! Rising Sun Pictures’ Tony Clark, named a VES Fellow. Supervixen conquers the dystopian future in The Adam Project. La Brea returns to Victoria for S2. The South Australian Film Corporation celebrates its 50th birthday. Q&A with Village Roadshow Studios’ Lynne Benzie. The year in review from FinFramestoreShow Group and The Post Lounge. Plus articles from ILMPlastic WaxDisney Studios Australia, Screen Queensland and more!

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Pack your sunnies and Akubra, we’re off on a road trip along Victoria’s gorgeous Great Ocean Road for our Location Spotlight. Our First Nations Spotlight is shining on the talented Western Australian Writer/Director, Jub Clerc. 

We open the door to two new Ausfilm members, Boom Tracks, our sound post-production specialists; and for digital scanning and more, we introduce Myriad Studios. 

VFX breakdowns from MPC on Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives and Rising Sun Pictures’ epic sequences in season 3 of The Boys. Screen Queensland a fun BTS with Julia and George whilst filming Ticket to Paradise. Two awesome Ausfilm Insiders both feature Chris Hemsworth. News from Industrial Light & MagicSpectrum FilmsScreen Australia and more!

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Queensland-based First Nation’s Writer/Director, Dean Gibson. Yasmine Lintemeijer has been announced as the new Head of Fox Studios Australia, meanwhile, Jennie Zeiher becomes President of Rising Sun Pictures. 

Industrial Light and Magic’s Alex Fry – colour specialist. Framestore is receiving stacks of recognition for brilliant work across multiple projects. A first look at Victorian-filmedShantaram. BTS on creating the sonic landscape of Three Thousand Years of Longing at Trackdown studios.

With additional and equally marvellous news from Screen NSW, Supervixen, CATO Location Services, TAG, Screenwest, SAFC, Show Group and Animal Logic.

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JULY 2022

Video edition First Nations SpotlightNorthern Territory‘s Writer/Director Steven McGregor. The Location Spotlight went roaming across Australia: The Island Nation.

Welcome our newest Ausfilm members, production service specialists, Consolidated Media Services!

Upcoming Queensland-made Ron Howard-directed drama, Thirteen Lives, is out, Victorian-made Force of Nature, starring Eric Bana has wrapped, alongside Western Australian feature, Kid Snow

Plus news from Screen NSWShow Group, CATO, and Framestore.
And, Ausfilm is hiring.

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JUNE 2022

Ausfilm returned to our event circuit with our annual Partner With Australia event program for the first time since 2019, check out our photo gallery from the events.

First Nations Spotlight: Victorian Sound Designer & Composer, James Henry.
Location SpotlightQueensland’s Brisbane. 
VFXmembers, ILM and KOJO introduce us to their talented teammates. Screen Australia provides a concise outline of the Producer Offset while Animal Logic and Screen NSW gear up the future talent of animation and VFX. News after Cannes and much more!

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MAY 2022

Did you know that Tasmania has now reached a negative carbon footprint status? This means the area removes more carbon from the air than it emits. Visit the Derwent Valley, Tasmania in this month’s Location Spotlight!

NSW Government have appointed new Head of Screen NSWKyas Hepworth. Cameras start rolling on the Robbie Williams biopic Better Man. Virtual Production experts, MOD guide us on how VP increases production efficiency, efficacy and can help to ease your production budget. News from Show Group, CATO, Screen Queensland, the SAFC and Screenwest.

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APRIL 2022

The Location Spotlight for this month is in the incredible Northern Territory’s Alice Springs.

With production firing away Down Under we are excited to welcome the remake of the mega sci-fi classic, Metropolis materialising in Melbourne’s Docklands Studios.

Luma provides VFX breakdown of their incredible work on Spider-Man: No Way Home. News from CATOXM2, and the latest AUSFILM INSIDER is out, interviewing the Producers and Director of Netflix’s edge-of-your-seat series: Pieces of Her.

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MARCH 2022

Massive congrats to all 10 Aussies nominated in this year’s 94th Academy Awards®, and to Greig Fraser for taking home the golden statue for Dune. Shout out to our NZ neighbour Jane Campion for her Best Director win on The Power of the Dog.

International Women’s Day/month news. Screen NSW’s Location Spotlight on Newcastle.  Godzilla vs Kong sequel is confirmed to return to Queensland.

 ILM‘s VFX Producers, Fox Studios Australia’s Yasmine Lintmeijer; and Method Studio Melbourne’s Heads of 2D. News from VicScreen (formerly Film Victoria), Kojo, Panavision and more!

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Ausfilm welcomes new member Avatar Factory.

We say farewell to our great mate, Rod Allan, CEO of Docklands Studios Melbourne.

Screenwest take us on a magnificent tour in this month’s Location Spotlight of the Goldfields-Esperance region.

Our First Nations Spotlight with Aaron Fa’Aoso; VFX news; Awards updates, Netflix’s Pieces of Her releasing; Cato’s mobile green room O MY PODSHeliguy’s drone work on Gold; travel member TAG’s update on private air chartering solutions. Plus much more!

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Victoria‘s snow-capped mountains are this month’s Location Spotlight. We were lucky enough to catch up with the incredibly multi-talented Ivan Sen for our First Nations Spotlight

Screen Canberra has launched a 10% screen attraction fund.

This month’s issue is jammed-packed! News from Industrial Light & Magic, Method Studios, Luma, MOD, Rising Sun Pictures, Heliguy, CATO, Film Victoria, Screenwest, SAFC, Screen NSW and more! 

Congrats to Luma, Rising Sun Pictures, Method Studios & Mr. X for being nominated in the VES awards

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We take a tour through the spectacular desert-scape of South Australia’s Coober Pedy for this month’s Location Spotlight.

Our First Nation’s spotlight on editor, and Noongar man, Kim West. 

Ausfilm launches The Australian Job campaign. Check it out.

Two new Ausfilm MembersARC FILM, and CATO Location Services, our newest on-set and location services specialists.

 Animal LogicScreen QueenslandRising Sun PicturesMethod StudiosMr. X  and plenty more!

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Location Spotlight: Screen NSW grant us virtual access into the futuristic city of Sydney.

Three emerging crew members from South Australia are featured in this month’s BTL First Nations Spotlight on Keith Gilbey-WarriorKiara Karpany-Day and Thibul Nettle

 Our Travel specialists Show Group and TAG introduce themselves. Plus stories from our post and VFX members Luma, Method, RSP, Trackdown and more!

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Location Spotlight: Screen Canberra show us some of the variety and benefits which have made Production in Canberra such a popular choice

First Nations Crew Spotlight: Heath Baxter, producer of Top End Wedding, High Ground & Barrumbi Kids.

News from Method Studios, XM2 Pursuit, Animal Logic, and Rising Sun Pictures. Plus much more!

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Location Spotlight: Screen Queensland takes us on a deep dive into Cloncurry in outback Queensland for the reality TV show Australian Survivor.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: meet the talented Sumah Hurley; a 3rd Assistant Director working in Melbourne, Victoria and a proud Goreng Goreng woman, thanks to Film Victoria.

News from KOJO Studios, Trackdown, Animal Logic, and Luma. Plus much more!

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JULY 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen Territory team boasts the Barkly region with its sweeping pastoral grasslands and mountain ranges.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: Leah Purcell on The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, thanks to Screen NSW.

News from Animal Logic, Jungle Entertainment, Stage and Screen, and ILM. Plus much more!

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JUNE 2021

Location Spotlight: The Film Victoria team has us blinking twice with Melbourne doubling for these iconic U.S. locations.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: This month features Production Assistants, Georgia Croft and Jamie Lipsham from Industrial, Light & Magic Sydney studio. 

A warm welcome to our newest members: Byron Studios and Flying Bark Productions.

News from The Rebel FleetRising Sun PicturesSpectrum Films and TAGPlus much more!

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MAY 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen NSW team has blessed us with some glorious images of the Stockton Sand Dunes in Port Stephens, New South Wales.

First Nations Crew Spotlight: Reconciliation Week launched in Australia from 27 May – 3 June. Reconciliation Week is about strengthening relationships between First Nations and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous peoples for the benefit of Australia. This month features DOP, Allan Collins, thanks to Screen Territory.

A warm welcome to our newest members: HoodlumThe Rebel Fleet, and Screen Canberra.

News from Mod, Rising Sun PicturesAnimal LogicMR. X and TAG. Plus lots of updates from the state screen agencies!

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APRIL 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screenwest is treating our eyes to the delicious capital city of Western Australia, Perth.

A warm welcome to our newest members: Aerial Film Australia and Ajuria Lawyers.

News from Mod, Method Studios, ILM, MR. X and TAG. Plus lots of updates from the state screen agencies!

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MARCH 2021

Location Spotlight: The Screen Queensland team has gifted us with beautiful location shots the Gold Coast region, Scenic Rim and the Whitsundays featured in the Netflix film, Escape from Spiderhead.

Have you heard? Dockland Studios Melbourne are gaining a new super stage and water tank!

News from Rising Sun Pictures, MR. X, The Post Lounge and Screen NSW. Plus lots of updates from Mod, Screenwest, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Tasmania and so much more!

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Location Spotlight: The Screen Tasmania team treats our eyes to one of the most picturesque areas of the state: the village of Stanley nestled at the base of the geologic formation called The Nut, and the Tasman Peninsula, well known for its natural beauty.

Have you heard about the virtues of virtual production? Mod, Cutting Edge and Film Victoria clue us up on this latest tech across Australia.

News from Soundfirm, TAG, MR. X, Screen Queensland Studios and XM2 PURSUIT. Plus lots of updates, videos and case studies from Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screenwest and so much more!

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Location Spotlight: South Australia treats our eyes to their mesmerising locations in the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy regions.

A warm welcome to our newest members: Jungle Entertainment and TAG.

News from ILM, The Post Lounge and Soundfirm. Plus lots of updates and case studies in our regular feature on Industry News from Screen QueenslandScreen Australia and so much more!

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A warm welcome to our newest members: EQ Media Group.

VFX news from our Members Rising Sun Pictures, Cutting Edge and Double Barrel VFX.

Plus lots of updates and case studies in our regular feature on Filming During COVID from Stage and Screen, Docklands Studios Melbourne, Village Roadshow Studios, Screen NSW and XM2 PURSUIT.

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Location Spotlight: Explore the glorious vistas and unique landscapes of Australia’s Northern Territory and meet its dynamic team at government screen agency, Screen Territory.

A warm welcome to our newest members: Mod and NetEvent.

VFX and post-production news from Method Studios and Sandbox.

Plus lots of updates and case studies in our regular feature on Filming During COVID from Stage and Screen, Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation and Screenwest.

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Location Spotlight: Film Victoria treats your eyes to some TLC with their beautiful locations on the Mornington Peninsula.

Announcement of a suite of changes to its Australian Production Screen Incentives: Producer Offset standardised to 30%, and guideline changes to Producer Offset, PDV Offset and Location Offset and Incentive.

Australian Government announced its support, in partnership with the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland of three high-end NBCUniversal and Matchbox television series filming in Queensland later in 2020.

Stacks of news from our members Blackbird, Cutting Edge, FinILM, KOJORising Sun Pictures and XM2 Pursuit.

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Screenwest announces the West Australian Government’s plan to build a studio facility in Western Australia.

A warm welcome to WA-based VFX and post-production companies as our newest members: Boogie Monster, Double Barrel VFX and Sandbox.

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JULY 2020

Location Spotlight: Screen NSW presents Sydney Trains showcasing diverse locations available to filmmakers and offering exceptional film-friendly support.

The Australian Government announced of an additional AU$400m for Australia’s Location Incentive Fund.

Updates from around Australia including what’s filming in New South Wales and the Gold Coast and Screen Queensland‘s new COVID-safe work plan.

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JUNE 2020

Location Spotlight: Screenwest presents Western Australia’s Great Southern Region, the largest and one of the most diverse landscapes within the south of Western Australia (WA) and offers filmmakers breathtaking possibilities.

News from Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation, Film Victoria, KOJO, and so much more!

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Australia continues to offer filmmakers a competitive and easy to understand PDV tax rebate of 30% on a minimum AU$500,000 spend on Australian qualifying services, with some state government’s offering up to 10% bringing the total rebate to 40% in some instances.

News from KOJO, Method Melbourne, MR. X, Rising Sun Pictures, Film Victoria, Screen Queensland and so much more!

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MAY 2020

AFTRS, in partnership with the Australian federal and state government screen agencies, the Guilds, Ausfilm and leading Australian production companies, developed and released COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

Messages of unity and strength from Cutting Edge, Heliguy, Docklands Studios Melbourne, Film Victoria and much more!

What the Ausfilm team are doing in isolation: Kate Marks, Erin Stam, Rachelle Gibson and Olivia Locascio.

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Location Spotlight: South Australian Film Corporation features the diverse, dramatic and dazzling state of South Australia.

The cover story Hey Good Lookin: Australian Locations Leave their Mark on Hollywood from the Ausfilm Magazine: The Locations Issue features a selection of international and Australian productions that have filmed far and wide across Australia’s diverse landscapes. 

News from Method Studios Melbourne, Animal Logic, Cutting Edge and much more!

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Location Spotlight: Screen Queensland presents the stunning and diverse landscape of Far North Queensland, which boasts not only a spectacular coastline and lush rainforest but an array of natural and man-made location gems.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM).

Welcome to Ausfilm’s new EVP of International Production, Erin Stam, who joined the team in our LA office.

Congratulations to Animal Logic, Luma and Rising Sun Pictures for their nominations at the VES Awards.

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Location Spotlight: Screen NSW takes us on a journey through the state’s Snowy Mountains (The Snowies) and the spectacular and geographically diverse areas of New South Wales.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Supervixen.

KOJO Entertainment entered into a strategic partnership with Stampede Ventures.

News from New Holland, South Australian Film Corporation, Film Victoria, Cutting Edge and much more!

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Location Spotlight: Film Victoria shows us how the Australian outback stood for the Middle East when shooting the fourth season of Preacher.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Contrarian Group and DAVE.

Congrats to our AACTA Nominated Members: Animal Logic, Fin, Luma, Method Studios and Rising Sun Pictures.

News from ALT.VFX, Luma, Screen NSW, Screenwest and much more!

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Location Spotlight: Screen Territory boasts the MacDonnell Ranges, a mountain range located in the centre of the Northern Territory. They have been featured in films such as Sweet Country and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Luma takes us on a visual journey behind the Molten Man battle in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

News from Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, Film Victoria, Beyond and much more!

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JULY 2019

The NSW Government via Create NSW has introduced a new 10% PDV Incentive.

ILM announced its opening a studio in Sydney.

Marvel Studios announced Shang-Chi and Thor: Love and Thunder to shoot in NSW.

News from KOJO, Method Studios, Rising Sun Pictures and much more!

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JUNE 2019

Location Spotlight: Screen Queensland takes us to South East Queensland where many productions, including Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Tidelands were filmed.

A warm welcome to our newest member: ALT.VFX.

News from South Australian Film Corporation, The Post Lounge, Resin, Docklands Studios Melbourne and much more!

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MAY 2019

Location Spotlight: From the Northern Rivers’ Tropical Jungle to Coastal Paradise and the haunting Correctional Centre in Parramatta, Screen NSW has you covered.

VFX news from SLATEVFX on Hardball and Fin on I Am Mother.

News from South Australian Film Corporation, Screenwest, Plastic Wax and much more!

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APRIL 2019

Location Spotlight: Film Victoria shows us how Melbourne’s mix of heritage, mod, art deco and contemporary streetscapes provide the perfect backdrop for destination doubling.

A warm welcome to our newest members: KOJO, Heliguy and Screen Queensland Studios.

News from Screenwest, Animal Logic, Method Studios and much more!

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MARCH 2019

Location Spotlight: Screen Territory reveals a whole new world of waterfalls, rainforests and grasslands in The Northern Territory’s Litchfield Park. 

13 Australian film and TV producers travel to LA to meet with over 30 leading US development companies and SVODs, led by Ausfilm, as part of its annual Partner with Australia producer connection program.

News from Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation, Luma, Rising Sun Pictures and much more!

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Location Spotlight: Screenwest shows how Western Australia is not just an extraordinary location for screen production; it is also home to a number of resources, facilities and film friendly initiatives that will help to bring your project to life seamlessly.

A warm welcome to our newest member: Screen Territory.

News from Stage and Screen, Screen Queensland, Film Victoria, New Holland and much more!

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Ausfilm celebrates G’Day USA 2019.

VFX news from Animal Logic, Luma, Method Studios Melbourne, and KOJO.

Ausfilm sits down with Big Bang Sound Design.

News from Screen NSW, Screenwest, Film Victoria, Screen Queensland and much more!

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