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Production

SAFC supports the production of drama and documentary screen content, in particular projects that are creative and original, possess overall appeal to diverse audiences, display good market prospects and have significant economic benefits to the South Australian production and post-production screen sector.

Click the headings below for more information about how SAFC can support you.

Screen Production Fund

The Screen Production Fund supports the production of outstanding scripted and unscripted content for any screen that generates significant economic outcomes for the South Australian screen industry. Projects funded under this scheme are expected to be substantially produced and post-produced in South Australia.

What is on offer?

The Screen Production Fund supports the production of narrative*-driven film, television, online and VR content which is intended for commercial release via theatrical, broadcast, or digital content platforms.

For projects produced substantially in South Australia, producers can receive up to 10% of South Australian production spend.

*Narrative means a structured story or account of a series of events or experiences, whether documentary or fiction.

Key dates

Applications for the Screen Production Fund are open all year round and are considered by the SAFC Board.

Complete applications must be received no later than six weeks prior to a Board Meeting. Please note that SAFC Board dates may be subject to change at the SAFC’s discretion. Applicants can check latest Board dates and deadlines here.

Guidelines & Downloads

Please contact us if you require these guidelines in an alternative format – see contact details for this program 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).

Acquittal Form

How can I find out more?

For initial enquiries, please contact SAFC Production Executive Julie Ryan on 08 8394 2012 or email julie.ryan@safilm.com.au

Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Rebate

This rebate supports eligible productions spending at least $250,000 on post production, digital and visual effects work (PDV) undertaken in South Australia.

This incentive aims to develop the South Australian post production, digital and visual effects sector by complementing the Australian Federal Government’s Australian Screen Production Incentive Producer Offset, Location Offset or PDV Offset.

What is on offer?

A rebate equivalent to 10% of approved expenditure on post production, digital and visual effects work undertaken in South Australia on an eligible project, subject to available funds.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines below.

Key dates

Applications can be made at any time and are considered by the SAFC Board. Complete applications must be received no later than six weeks prior to a Board Meeting.

Please note that SAFC Board dates may be subject to change at the SAFC’s discretion.
Applicants can check latest Board dates and deadlines here.

Note that projects also applying for Screen Production funding are subject to those deadlines.

Guidelines & Downloads

Please contact us if you require these guidelines in an alternative format – see contact details for this program 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).

Acquittal Form

How can I find out more?

Contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

Revolving Film Fund (RFF)

The Revolving Film Fund (RFF) is an SAFC administered loan facility which supports the financing of South Australian film and television productions.

Through the RFF, the SAFC provides secured loans to finance narrative-driven long-form drama and documentaries, which are either stand-alone projects or series, from South Australian based production companies and produced in South Australia.

What is on offer?

Up to $850,000 per South Australian production company or project at any one time.

Key dates

Applications are open year round and are considered by the SAFC Board at the subsequent Board meeting after the application has been received. Applications must be received in full no later than 30 business days prior to a Board meeting.

Please note that SAFC Board dates may be subject to change at the SAFC’s discretion. Applicants can check latest Board dates and deadlines here.

Guidelines

Please contact us if you require these guidelines in an alternative format – see contact details for this program 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. Applicants are required to discuss their applications with the SAFC prior to submitting a completed application.

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

How can I find out more?

Contact SAFC Program Coordinator Jess Cahill on 08 8394 2029 or email programs@safilm.com.au

Main image: On set of Rabbit (2017). Photo by Ian Routledge.

Adelaide Studios Sound Stage Two

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Adelaide Studios

With two sound stages, a 100 seat screening theatre and the only Dolby Premier 7.1 Mixing Theatre in Australia, Adelaide Studios is the perfect venue for your next screen production.

Image: Adelaide Studios Sound Stage Two, photo by Peter Barnes