South Australian Film Corporation

The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is Australia’s oldest 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 Australian shooting locations. The SAFC can provide 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 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

Kate Croser

CEO
[email protected]

Alan Lloyd

Studio and Production Manager
[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 including location recce support 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 long-form drama, TV and documentary projects.

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 PODUCTION, DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS REBATE (SA PDV Rebate)
Benefits

A rebate equivalent to 10% of expenditure on post-production, digital and VFX work undertaken in South Australia on an eligible project.

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

SAFC assists with securing from Treasury an up-front exemption from the payroll tax rate in South Australia of 4.95 per cent on qualifying wages.

Eligibility

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

REVOLVING FILM FUND
Benefits

The Revolving Film Fund (RFF) is a financing facility providing secured loans to finance long-form 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.

RECCE ASSISTANCE
Benefits

Grant funding up to AU$10,000 to support costs associated with on-ground travel in South Australia including vehicle hire, accommodation, flights and the contracting of a local location manager.

Eligibility

Reserved for interstate and international inbounds, eligibility based upon the production’s stage of development and estimated South Australian spend.  

Credits
  • I Am Mother
  • Top End Wedding
  • Storm Boy
  • Animals
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • Cargo
  • Sweet Country
  • Wolf Creek TV S1 & 2
  • The Water Diviner
  • The Rover
  • The Babadook