Screenwest

Screenwest, based in Perth, is Western Australia’s (WA's) screen funding organisation, supporting the development and production of film, television, and interactive projects in WA.
Ausfilm Member since 1999

Screenwest offers a minimum 10% incentive to footloose productions with a Qualifying Western Australia expenditure (QWAE) of AU$3.5million and up to 20% for post-production undertaken in WA.

Screenwest make filming in WA easy with tailored assistance in location and production services as well as connections to highly skilled creatives and crew.

As Australia’s biggest State WA is filled with diverse and unique locations from urban city streets and country towns to wide sweeping plains, sweeping snow-white beaches and miles of rich red deserts, through to dense forests, colourful lakes and idyllic seaside towns. WA has the perfect backdrop for your story.

Contact

CHRIS VEERHUIS

Head of Production, Screenwest
[email protected]
+61 8 6169 2118

GABRIELLE COLE

Production Attraction & Services Manager
[email protected]
+61 8 6169 2117

 

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Screenwest can assist producers interested in filming in Western Australia with:

  • Financial 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.
Incentives
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION ATTRACTION INCENTIVE
Benefits

The Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive is designed to attract high profile, market driven footloose screen productions to Western Australia.

The incentive offers production funding of a minimum of 10% of the project’s Qualifying Western Australian Expenditure.

Eligibility

This fund is open to all Australian and international producers, production companies and studios with screen projects that:

  • Spend a minimum of AU$3.5million on Qualifying Western Australian Expenditure.
  • Are footloose. Evidence of genuine interstate or international destination alternatives may be required.
  • Have genuine marketplace interest for commercial release or distribution of the project.

The incentive can be combined with the WA PDV Incentive, as well as the Australian Government’s Location Offset, Location Incentive, PDV Offset and Producer Offset.

Read the full Guidelines here.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL SCREEN FUND
Benefits

The Western Australian Regional Screen Fund is designed to attract screen projects to undertake production in regional Western Australia.

The fund offers production funding up to a maximum of AU$2million, based on a 2:1 ratio of Qualifying Western Australian Regional Expenditure.

Eligibility

This fund is open to projects that meet the following minimum expenditure thresholds:

  • Qualifying Western Australian Expenditure of $AU1million; and
  • Qualifying Western Australian Regional Expenditure of:
    • Scripted Productions – AU$500,000
    • Documentary Productions – AU$100,000.

The fund can be combined with the WA PDV Incentive and Screenwest’s Scripted Production Fund. Note: this fund cannot be combined with the Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive.

Read the full Guidelines here.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN POST-PRODUCTION, DIGITAL & VISUAL EFFECTS INCENTIVE (WA PDV)
Benefits

The Western Australian Post-Production, Digital & Visual Effects (PDV) incentive is designed to attract screen projects to carry out PDV work in Western Australia, regardless of where it was filmed.

The incentive offers:

  • A 20% rebate on the first AU$500,000 of Qualifying Western Australian Post Production Expenditure (up to $AU100,000); and
  • A further 10% rebate for all Qualifying Western Australian Post Production Expenditure over AU$500,000.
Eligibility

This incentive is open to projects that meet a minimum PDV Qualifying Western Australian Expenditure threshold of AU$100,000.

The WA PDV incentive can be combined with the Western Australian Production Attraction Incentive as well as the Western Australian Regional Screen Fund, and complements the Australian Government’s Producer Offset, Location Offset and PDV Offset streams.

Read the full Guidelines here.

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