South Australian Film Corporation

The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is Australia’s longest running screen agency, responsible for the growth and development of the screen industry in South Australia.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

The SAFC offers innovative funding incentives and world-class production studios within easy reach of incredible, and iconic, Australian shooting locations. The SAFC is your first point of call for introductions to local co-producing partners, experienced local crew and award-winning post-production, digital and VFX facilities.

The SAFC is a one-stop-shop for producers; offering funding for development, production and post-production and administering an attractive Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Rebate. The SAFC also manages the world-class Adelaide Studios, with a suite of state-of-the-art production facilities located just minutes from the central business district.

Contact

JULIE RYAN

Production Executive
[email protected]

www.safilm.com.au
+61 8 8394 2000

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For projects considering South Australia as a production destination, the SAFC offers in-house locations services and introductions to locally based location managers.

South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, delivers unmatched convenience and boasts a wide variety of landscapes on its doorstep, including white sandy beaches minutes from the city and lush bush settings, classical architecture and vineyards in the nearby Adelaide Hills, Southern Vales and the famous Barossa Valley. Further afield lie pristine salt lakes, expansive red deserts, rugged mountain ranges and stunning lunar-like landscapes made famous by the numerous productions filmed in South Australia.

Incentives
SCREEN PRODUCTION GRANT
Benefits
Production funding for scripted and unscripted content for any screen that generates significant economic outcomes for the South Australian screen industry.
Eligibility

Funding is based on 10 per cent of the spend in South Australia with the final amount negotiated in line with the economic benefits to the state.

POST-PRODUCTION, DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS REBATE (SA PDV REBATE)
Benefits
A non-discretionary rebate equivalent to 10% of expenditure on post-production, digital and visual effects work undertaken in South Australia on eligible productions.
Eligibility

A minimum qualifying expenditure on qualifying tasks of AU$250,000 must be spent in South Australia on post-production digital and VFX.

PAYROLL TAX EXEMPTION
Benefits
The South Australian Government offers a payroll tax exemption to producers shooting feature films in South Australia. SAFC assists with securing an up-front exemption from payroll tax which may reduce a project’s total payroll liability by approximately 4.95%.
 
Eligibility

This incentive is available to projects which bring economic benefits to South Australia which meet specified criteria.

REVOLVING FILM FUND (RFF)
Benefits

The Revolving Film Fund (RFF) is a financing facility providing secured loans to finance longform stand-alone projects or series that film in South Australia.

Eligibility

Production companies with a project which will undertake a significant amount of production in South Australia.

Credits
  • Mortal Kombat
  • I Am Mother
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • Top End Wedding
  • Animals
  • Escape From Pretoria
  • Upright
  • Stateless
  • Pine Gap
  • 52 Tuesdays