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The SAFC supports web, interactive and gaming productions and creatives as part of its commitment to supporting and developing all sectors of the South Australian screen industry.

South Australian Rebate for Games

22 June, 2020: South Australia’s games industry has been given a boost with an extension to the existing Post-Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Rebate to video game development.

The move will drive jobs growth and attract international investment to South Australia in a sector worth $180 billion globally, larger than the film and music industries combined.

The PDV extension is a 10 per cent rebate on qualifying production expenditure in South Australia, and is aimed at further growing the Creative Industries sector.

Further information about the SA Rebate for Games will be announced in coming weeks.

Read the full media release here.

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Centralised Interactive Storytelling Workshop
Centralised Interactive Storytelling Workshop

The Centralised Interactive Storytelling Workshop is the latest initiative launched under the Centralised program, which supports First Nations screen creatives in SA and NT through specialised funding and development opportunities.

Run by interactive media expert Brett Cullen, the two-day intensive workshop, held virtually via Zoom, will introduce participants to design concepts, strategies and ideas for storytelling via interactive platforms such as VR, AR, digital games and more.

This workshop is for First Nations practitioners in SA and NT only. Places are strictly limited.

Key dates

The Workshop runs Wednesday 26 August and Thursday 27 August, 2020, from 9.00am to 5.00pm ACST both days.

Registrations open Friday 31 July, 2020 and close Friday 21 August, 2020.

How can I apply?

Register your interest in participating via our event registration page.

How can I find out more?

For further information please contact SAFC Associate Executive, Production and Development Nara Wilson nara.wilson@safilm.com.au or phone 8 8394 2020.

Games Innovation Fund
Image: Concept art for Box Knight: Bash by We Made a Thing Studios

The SAFC Games Innovation Fund aims to support the progress of outstanding, original and creative games for production in South Australia. All games must be intended for public release.

Games Innovation funding supports games intended for public release with global audiences, including: serious games, educational games, narrative and non-narrative format games, free-to-play and premium games, VR, AR, mobile, tablet, console, installation, PC and multi-platform games.

What is on offer?

The maximum amount applicants can apply for is $25,000. Funds are made available as a grant. The SAFC may not be able to fully fund all stages of development. Innovation funds should be viewed as a subsidy and other sources of funding should be considered.

Key dates

Round Two applications have now closed.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 26 June, 2020.

Guidelines & Downloads

Accessibility Options

Download an Easy Read Explainer for the Games Innovation Fund (336kb PDF)

Online Information Session

SAFC Games Consultant Vee Pendergrast hosted an online information session for applicants on Thursday 9 April. Missed it? Watch the replay below.

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal: safilm.smartygrants.com.au

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

Contact Nara Wilson on 08 8394 2020 or Nara.Wilson@safilm.com.au

Main image: Artists working at Adelaide Studios based agency Monkeystack.

Rooftop Renegade by Melonhead Games

Games Innovation Fund Recipients

Eleven South Australian game developers have been announced as recipients of the State Government’s $300,000 Games Innovation Fund since November 2019 – find out more about the latest success stories.

Image: Rooftop Renegade, by Melonhead Games