Screenwest

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

Screenwest can assist producers interested in filming in Western Australia with:
– state funding incentives
– introductions to Western Australian partners
– location scouting support
– sourcing skilled local key creatives, crew, post-production and VFX services
– information on facilities and other services
– advice on filming and working in WA.

Contact

GABRIELLE COLE

Production Attraction & Services Manager
[email protected]

MATTHEW HORROCKS

Head of Screen Investment and Strategic Projects
[email protected]

screenwest.com.au
+61 08 6169 2100

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.

Funding Available:
Up to a maximum of AU$600,000. Guidelines apply.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a:
– a WA production company
– a non-WA production company in a genuine co-production partnership
– an Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship with a WA production company.

FOOTLOOSE PRODUCTION FUND
Benefits

Provides production funding to secure high-profile, market driven, local, national and international footloose, scripted screen productions to WA.

Funding Available:
Up to a maximum of AU$400,000. Guidelines apply.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:
– a WA production company
– a non-WA production company in a genuine co-production partnership with a WA production company
– an Official Treaty or other acceptable co-production relationship with a WA production company
– Screenwest will also accept applications from credited non-WA 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 managed by Screenwest providing regional scout and community liaison assistance and production funding investment.

Stage 1: Regional Scouting and Community Liaison Assistance
Up to AU$10,000 to assist with travel and negotiation of regional outcomes and calculation of regional expenditure. Guidelines apply.

Stage 2:  Production Funding
Up to a maximum of AU$2 million. Guidelines apply.

Eligibility

Project must meet minimum qualifying spend in WA regions being:
– AU$500,000 for scripted productions
– AU$100,000 for documentary productions
– Applicants must meet the minimum QWAE of AU$1 million.
Guidelines apply.

Applicant must be a
– WA production company or;
– a credited non-WA producers who represents a bona fide film or TV production company with demonstrated track record or whose principals have a strong track record, where their project can demonstrate:

  • likely to bring strong economic and/or cultural opportunities to the State, or;
  • benefit the WA screen industry or Screenwest.
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 VFX work undertaken in Western Australia on qualifying tasks of at least AU$100,000 on an eligible project.
Guidelines apply.

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 Australian Government’s PDV Offset; or
– any bona fide WA resident company engaged in providing post-production digital and VFX services on the eligible project.

See guidelines for qualifying tasks.

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