Screenwest

Screenwest is Western Australia’s state screen organisation. The agency provides funding, incentives and professional support for the production of film, TV and digital media projects in Western Australia.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

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

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.
Contact

GABRIELLE COLE

Production Attraction & Services Coordinator
[email protected]

MATTHEW HORROCKS

Head of Screen Investment and Strategic Projects
[email protected]

screenwest.com.au
+61 08 6169 2100

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Western Australia is a film friendly location. Its huge variety of cinematic locations – including white beaches, towering forests, vineyards, rolling wheat fields, arid deserts and salt lakes, a lively capital city and quaint country towns – are complemented by helpful location services and minimal location fees.

Western Australia is renowned for its clarity of light and long periods of clear blue skies, creating optimal shooting conditions all year round.

The State shares a time zone with Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and is easily accessible. Perth is Europe, Asia and Africa’s gateway to Australia. Non-stop London to Perth flights available from March 2018.

Incentives
Drama Production Investment Fund
Benefits

Supporting distinctive, high quality and diverse projects with strong Western Australian outcomes, the Drama 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:
• credited Western Australian production company credited non-Western Australian production company in a genuine
• co-production partnership
• Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship with a credited 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.

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 to be a:
• credited Western Australian production company credited non-Western Australian production company in a genuine
• co-production partnership
• Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship with a credited 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 Regional Film Fund (WARFF)
Benefits

WARFF 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.

Eligibility
Western Australian Screen Fund – Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects Rebate (WA PDV Rebate)
Benefits

The Western Australian Government offers a rebate of
up to 20% on post-production, digital and VFX. The
minimum qualifying spend is AU$100,000. The rebate
is equivalent of up to 20% of the first $500,000 of
expenditure (up to $100,000) and a further 10% rebate
for all expenditure over $500,000 on work undertaken in
Western Australia. Can be combined with the Federal
PDV, Location & Producer Offsets.

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.

Eligible Project
An eligible project is any project eligible for funding under the Screenwest Terms of Trade and in an
eligible format under the Federal PDV Offset (regardless of content platform). Unlike the Federal PDV
Offset however, documentaries will be considered eligible projects to apply for this rebate.

Credits
  • Dirt Music
  • Breath
  • Every Family Has a Secret
  • Mystery Road – The Series
  • H is for Happiness