/News 01.02.18


The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) has launched Australia’s biggest and boldest Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects rebate, coming into effect on the 1st January 2018. The rebate works to top up the Federal PDV offset to provide a 40% rebate on post work undertaken in South Australia.

The uncapped Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) rebate from the SAFC provides a rebate of 10% of South Australian post expenditure, mirroring the Australian Federal Government’s PDV Offset of 30%. Combined, the 40% rebate on spend in the state to international film producers is unmatched anywhere in the country.

South Australia now combines the skill and expertise of world-class post-production houses and facilities with Australia’s most competitive PDV rebate scheme, a drawcard destined to add significant projects to the credit list that already boasts Thor: RagnarokX-Men: Dark Phoenix and Tomb Raider.

Noted South Australian PDV vendors include:

  • VFX studio Rising Sun Pictures, whose work has been nominated for Academy Awards® and has featured in TV series such as Game of Thrones and numerous big-budget films including Gravity, the Harry Potter and X-Men franchises, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King;
  • Film and TV production and post-production studio Kojo (Wolf Creek TVThe Babadook); and
  • Television CGI studio Resin (Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams).

South Australia’s state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities include the Adelaide Studios’ Dolby premier mixing studio, one of 21 in the world and only two in Australia. The Adelaide Studios facilities attract companies and productions from around the country and across the globe.

The Adelaide Studios are currently hosting Anthony Maras’ highly anticipated feature Hotel Mumbai. Recent credits include Warwick Thornton’s multi-award winning Sweet Country and the Aussie Box Office hit Ali’s Wedding.

Acting SAFC CEO Adam Smith said
‘This rebate aims to provide a clear, certain and streamlined process to make South Australia one of the world’s most attractive destinations for VFX work.’

Click here for PDV Guidelines and Application Form