Screenwest

Screenwest, based in Perth, supports Western Australia’s screen industry which boasts financial incentives, stunning and expansive filming locations, film friendly regions, facilities and highly skilled crew. Western Australia is a competitive and sought-after filming destination for local, national and international filmmakers.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

Screenwest makes filming in Western Australia (WA) easy. They offer dedicated guidance including location scouting support and packages, logistical advice, introductions to key players as well as connections to producers, skilled crew and facilities. Screenwest offers financial incentives for production, post, digital and VFX work to be undertaken in Western Australia.

Their statewide ‘Film Friendly’ program offers a network of film friendly councils cutting red tape and streamlining processes to support incoming productions. With an array of stunning locations from white sand beaches and lush rolling hills to sprawling cities and American western-style towns, vast outback plains and lush fields to red sand beaches and salt lakes. A myriad of locations are possible in WA.

Contact

GABRIELLE COLE

Production Attraction & Services Manager
[email protected]

TENILLE KENNEDY

Scripted Executive
[email protected]

screenwest.com.au
+61 8 6169 2100

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Screenwest can assist producers interested in filming in Western Australia with:

  • Screenwest’s funding incentives
  • introduction to Western Australian partners
  • location scouting assistance
  • sourcing skilled local key creatives, production crew, animators and post-production services.
  • information on facilities and other services
  • advice on filming and working in Western Australia.
Incentives
FOOTLOOSE PRODUCTION FUND
Benefits

Provides production funding to secure high profile, market driven, local, national and international footloose, scripted screen productions to Western Australia.

Funding Available:
Up to a maximum of AU$400,000. Total funding per project is calculated by a combination of base funding plus a number of funding incentives.

Eligibility

Projects must be genuinely footloose. Applicants must be one of the following:

  • Western Australian production company
  • non-Western Australian production company in a genuine co-production partnership
  • Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship
    with a Western Australian production company.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SCREEN FUND (WASF)
Benefits

WASF is a WA State Government initiative managed by Screenwest providing regional scout and community liaison assistance and production funding investment to projects that will bring economic and cultural value to the WA regions.

Stage 1: Regional Scouting and Community Liaison Assistance
Up to AU$10,000 to assist with the travel and negotiation of regional outcomes and the calculation of the regional expenditure.

Stage 2: Production Funding
Up to a maximum of AU$2 million.

Eligibility

The project must meet the minimum qualifying spend in the Western Australian regions, being:

  • AU$500,000 for feature films; scripted series, miniseries, telemovie, or children’s series
  • AU$100,000 for all documentary productions. The project must meet the minimum Qualifying Western Australia Expenditure
    (QWAE) of AU$1 million.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN POST, DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS REBATE (WA PDV REBATE)
Benefits

A discretionary rebate equivalent to:

  • 20% of the first AU$500,000 of expenditure (up to AU$100,000) and
  • a further 10% rebate for all expenditure over AU$500,000 on post-production, digital and visual effects work undertaken in Western Australia on Qualifying Tasks of at least $100,000 on an eligible project.
Eligibility

Qualifying tasks include any post-production, digital and VFX tasks eligible under the Australian Government’s PDV Offset.

Qualifying tasks must be provided by a WA resident post-production company,
as defined in the Screenwest Terms
of Trade, owned, and operated at arm’s length from the producer and production company responsible for the production.

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