Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland, based in Brisbane, is a state government owned company, which invests in the Queensland Screen Industry, attracts production including post, digital and VFX to the state and supports screen culture activities.
Ausfilm Member since 1998

Queensland is the film-friendly, production paradise of Australia, known for its award-winning crew and cast, stunning and diverse locations, attractive financial incentives, facilities and post-production/visual effects studios.

Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction program offers a selection of incentives and grants for national and international producers, with projects that have a minimum AUD$3.5 million Queensland Production Expenditure (QPE).

The state is home to two studio complexes: Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, and Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane. Village Roadshow Studios boasts the largest sound stage (3,716 sq metres) in the Southern Hemisphere and three purpose-built water tanks, including the largest in Australia. Screen Queensland Studios is Australia’s newest and third-largest, offering a total lettable area of 16,000 sq metres. Both studios are in close proximity to international airports as well as a diverse selection of locations.

Screen Queensland’s location scouting assistance can help producers find the perfect location. Myriad location options are available state-wide, including some of Australia’s most enviable white beaches, tropical rainforests, deserts, swamps, lush green meadows, dry grasslands, sprawling cityscapes, sleepy towns and historical architecture.

Furthermore, Queensland has a network of affiliated film-friendly councils that support visiting productions, cutting red tape and streamlining approval processes for filming as well as connecting productions with on-the-ground businesses and service providers.

 

Contact

KYLIE MUNNICH

CEO
[email protected]

JO DILLON

Chief Creative Officer
[email protected]

GINA BLACK

Head of COVID Production Liaison
[email protected]

www.screenqueensland.com.au
+61 07 3248 0500

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Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction program offers a selection of incentives and grants for national and international producers, with projects that have a minimum AU$3.5 million Queensland Production Expenditure (QPE). 

Screen Queensland works with producers to ensure their creative and financial needs are exceeded, offering:

  • free advice on state and federal government incentives and co-production ventures
  • professional script breakdowns
  • bespoke location packages
  • liaison with councils and local government agencies.

Queensland continues to be a leader in Australia’s screen industry, in emerging screen technologies, and a major contributor to the nation’s creative landscape.

Incentives
Screen Queensland Production Attraction Program
Benefits

Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Incentive is open to all domestic and international producers who are looking to bring footloose and fully financed film and TV projects to Queensland. The incentive offered for both film and TV producers, can be combined with either the Australian Government’s Location Offset and Incentive, Producer Offset or PDV Offset.

Eligibility

Eligible productions may include feature films, feature documentaries, telemovies and TV series and similar digital productions. A minimum of AU$3.5 million Queensland Production Expenditure (QPE) must be spent on approved production elements.

Incentives are determined on the economic, cultural, tourism and community benefits a production will bring to Queensland.

Further information:
SQ – Production Attraction Incentive

Location and Scouting Assistance
Benefits

Screen Queensland’s location scouting assistance can help producers find the perfect location. Queensland is home to some of Australia’s most enviable white beaches, tropical rainforests, deserts, swamps, lush green meadows, dry grasslands, sprawling cityscapes, sleepy towns and historical architecture.

Eligibility

By application.

Further information:
SQ – Location Scouting & Assistance

Locations Gallery

Kathryn Metcalfe
Location and Production Attraction Coordinator
[email protected]

Post, Digital and VFX Attraction Grant
Benefits

A 10 per cent uncapped incentive for PDV work attracted to and completed in Queensland on post-production elements.

Eligibility

PDV work completed in Queensland with a minimum $500,000 QPE on PDV elements.

Further information:
SQ – Post, Digital and Visual Effects Incentive

State Payroll Tax Rebate
Benefits

Available for those productions that have paid the 4.75 per cent Queensland Payroll Tax and with a spend greater than AU$3.5 million QPE.

Eligibility

QPE must be greater than AU$3.5 million.

Further information:
SQ – State Payroll Tax Rebate

Development And Production Investment Grant
Benefits

Available where a Queensland producer or writer is attached.

Eligibility

Queensland producer or writer attached

Regional Statewide Incentive Grants
Benefits

A negotiable grant up to AU$100,000 based on regional spend and employment opportunities.

Eligibility

QPE

The Revolving Film Financing Fund (RFFF)
Benefits

Provides secured loans to cash-flow the Producer Offset, distribution guarantees and pre-sales with a 7 per cent loan fee charged on RFFF loans making it an extremely competitive option.

Eligibility

QPE

Official Treaty Co-productions
Benefits

Screen Queensland also supports Official Treaty Co-productions and is ready to talk to you about the benefits of working with Queensland producers including the advantage of both state and federal incentives (including Screen Australia’s 40 per cent Producer offset.)

Eligibility

Please see Screen Australia’s requirements for Official Co-Productions.

Credits
  • Kat King – Elvis biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann (in production)
  • Young Rock (in production)
  • Love and Monsters (Release TBA)
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Godzilla vs Kong
  • Reef Break
  • Aquaman
  • Pacific Rim 2
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Kong: Skull Island