Screenwest

Screenwest is Western Australia’s state screen organisation.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

As Western Australia’s state screen agency, Screenwest provides funding, incentives and professional support for the production of film, television and digital media projects in Western Australia.

Experienced with international co-productions, Western Australia (WA) is home to locations that inspire and people and facilities that will exceed expectations.

Contact

GABRIELLE COLE

Production Attraction & Services Manager
[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
SCRIPTED PRODUCTION FUND
Benefits
Supporting distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes, the Scripted Production Fund provides production finance for feature films, telemovies and scripted series with significant marketplace attachments from traditional and new distribution platforms (with significant audience share).

Funding Available:
The level of Screenwest’s funding commitment will be determined by the assessment process and total demand on available funds. Up to a maximum of AU$600,000 per application to WA based producers, or interstate/internationally based producers in an Official Treaty or other approved co-production relationship with a credited WA based producer. Total funding per project is calculated by a combination of base funding plus a number of funding incentives.

Eligibility

Applicant to be:

  • A Western Australian production company
  • A Non-Western Australian production company in a genuine
  • A Co-production partnership
  • An Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship with a Western Australian production company.
FOOTLOOSE PRODUCTION FUND
Benefits
Provides production funding to secure high profile, market driven, local, national and international footloose, scripted screen productions to Western Australia to showcase local stories, locations and/or culture to an international audience and to assist in the development of the Western Australian screen sector.
Funding Available:
The level of Screenwest’s funding commitment will be determined by the assessment process and total demand on available funds. Up to a maximum of AU$400,000 to producers where there are strong Western Australian profile, cultural and local industry development outcomes. Total funding per project is calculated by a combination of base funding plus a number of funding incentives.
Eligibility

Applicant must be:

  • A Western Australian production company
  • A non-Western Australian production company in a genuine
  • A Co-production partnership
  • An Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship with a Western Australian production company.
Screenwest will also accept applications from credited non-Western Australian producers who represent a bona fide film or TV production company with a demonstrated track record or whose   principals have a strong track record.
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$2,000,000.

Eligibility

The project must:

  • Meet the minimum qualifying spend in the Western Australia Region/s (QWARE), being:
    • $500,000 for feature films; scripted series, miniseries, telemovie, or children’s series
    • $100,000 for all documentary productions
  • Meet the minimum Qualifying Western Australia Expenditure (QWAE) of $1,000,000
  • Meet a minimum ratio of eligible contributions as follows:
    • 2:1 – Qualifying Western Australian Regional Expenditure (QWARE) to total WASF funding
    • 3:1 – Qualifying Western Australia Expenditure (QWAE) to total combined WASF and Screenwest funding.

Applicant must be:

  • A Western Australian production company
  • A credited non-Western Australian producers who represent a bona fide film or TV production company with a demonstrated track record or whose principals have a strong track record, where they project can demonstrate that:
    • it is likely to bring strong economic and/or cultural opportunities to the State, or
    • it will benefit the Western Australian screen industry or Screenwest’s position.
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

An eligible applicant is:

  • any producer or co-producer credited on the project and able to demonstrate they own or control the necessary rights to produce the project and/or
  • an eligible applicant under the Federal PDV Offset, or
  • any bona fide Western Australian resident company engaged in providing post-production digital and visual effects services on the Eligible Project.

Qualifying tasks include any post-production, digital and visual effects tasks eligible under the Federal PDV Offset. Qualifying Tasks must be provided by a Western Australian 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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