FILMING IN SA
From helping to coordinate logistics and transport, to providing advice on permits and visas, the SAFC offers a variety of locations services support.
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Main image: Shooting The Hunting (2019) on location at Grange Beach, South Australia
The SAFC can help coordinate logistics, transport and accommodation for inbounds and location recces (pre-filming). Financial assistance may be considered for some cases.
Reserved for interstate and international inbounds, SAFC may provide scouting support to long form productions based upon the production’s stage of development and its estimated South Australia spend. Support through the scouting programme is available for projects prior to commencement of pre-production and during financing who can demonstrate significant attachments.
Scouting assistance may include covering some of the costs associated with on-ground travel including vehicle hire, accommodation, flights, and the contracting of a local Location Manager by SAFC. In some cases cost associated with South Australian budgets and budget comparison, travel and research for specific projects may be covered under this scheme.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The SAFC’s Locations Assistance program is temporarily on hold.
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- Locations Assistance Guidelines (129kb PDF)
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).
Please note: the SAFC will follow latest advice on COVID-19 from SA Health and the Federal Department of Health when considering applications for location recces.
Where can I find out more?
Contact Mel Eldridge on 08 8394 2028 or email Melissa.Eldridge@safilm.com.au
If you require a permit for filming, SAFC can direct you to the right person.
Our longstanding partnerships with South Australia’s local councils, national parks, state government authorities, Indigenous groups and emergency services make it easy to assist you in obtaining the permits to facilitate your filming and production.
Contact us to find out more.
Image: Jennifer Kent on location shooting The Babadook (2014), photo by Matt Nettheim
Australian Entertainment Visas
For complete information regarding Entertainment visas in Australia please visit the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.
Image: Behind the scenes on location for Wolf Creek, photo by Sam Oster