SA: Film Friendly State
Council Information Form
Established in 1972 as the first screen agency in Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is South Australia’s leading screen authority, supporting, championing and promoting the state’s screen sector for over 50 years.
On behalf of the State Government, the SAFC administers funds, rebates and programs which stimulate screen production activity in South Australia, and operates the Adelaide Studios screen production facilities at Glenside.
The SAFC also works to promote South Australia as a premier filming location for film and TV projects, regularly engaging with local and international producers and production companies who are thinking about filming in the state – from Adelaide to right across the regions.
The SAFC is currently working in partnership with South Australian councils and tourism bodies to launch Film Friendly State, a new initiative to highlight South Australia’s diverse range of beautiful filming locations, and provide useful information for film and TV productions wanting to film here.
SA: Film Friendly State
The South Australia: Film Friendly State digital brochure, and accompanying interactive online map, will highlight locations across the state grouped by region, detailing important information such as:
- location descriptions with images,
- distance and travel time from Adelaide,
- relevant council areas within the region,
- accommodation options,
- average weather,
- available airports and flights (where applicable),
- previous screen production activity,
- contact details for the council/region’s Film Friendly Officer,
- as well as links to further resources.
Get your council involved – for free!
The SAFC is eager to welcome more South Australian councils to join the Film Friendly program, to showcase the full breadth of filming locations across the state and facilitate easier and more convenient permits processes for producers.
There is no cost to join, and there are many benefits to councils in being a part of the Film Friendly program:
Publicity, promotion and tourism
- Highlight and promote locations and businesses within your council area or region to national and international producers.
- Maximise your opportunity to attract film and TV productions to your council area or region.
- Gain potential tourism advantages – as well as publicity and media – from having your council area or region featured in a major feature film or TV series.
- Establish your council area or region as a film friendly location to maximise opportunities for repeat business..
Employment and economic impact
- Attracting film and TV productions to your council area or region can bring with it significant employment and economic benefits.
- Screen productions can be a boon to local businesses – spending money on accommodation, local transport, food, services and more for up to weeks or months at a time.
- More than 67% of spending on screen production goes to businesses and suppliers in other sectors, such as construction, travel, transport, hospitality, retail, professional services and more.
- Screen productions can also create localised employment and training opportunities – often looking to fill roles for extras, crew and service providers in the local area
- Productions also create employment outside the screen sector – for every four jobs created in South Australia’s screen industry, another three jobs are supported elsewhere in the state’s economy.
Join the SAFC Film Friendly Program
Main image: Rachel Griffiths on location in the Adelaide Hills for Aftertaste S1