Presenting Ausfilm

August 8, 2016

What is your film commission’s mission?

Ausfilm connects filmmakers worldwide to Australia.

What makes your film commission unique?

Ausfilm is an Australian industry-government partnership and has offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, USA.  Ausfilm is supported by Australia’s Federal and State governments, the major sound stages and leading post, sound and VFX studios and production service providers.  Ausfilm promotes Australia’s screen production incentives, crews, talent, locations, sound stages, production services, post/VFX facilities and creatives internationally. Ausfilm also creates business opportunities between its membership of screen industry companies and international filmmakers through marketing campaigns, global events, client inbound programs and worldwide targeted producer-to-producer business meetings.  Ausfilm has 35 government agencies and private enterprise businesses as part of its membership.


What are some perks to filming in your location?

Australia offers attractive screen production incentives including:

  • 40% Producer Offset for feature film *
  • 30% Post, Digital & VFX Offset for film and television
  • 20% Producer Offset for Television*
  • 16.5% Location Offset for film and television
  • Combined with additional state grants and incentives

*Significant Australian Cultural test applies

Australia’s screen industry has a creative, passionate and hardworking industry who have over 20 years-experience working on US tent pole and high-end film and television productions. Australia offers filmmakers world-class studios: Fox Studios Australia, Village Roadshow Studios, Dockland Studios Melbourne and Adelaide Studios; Academy & BAFTA-winning crews and actors; and a highly experienced and innovative post and visual effects industry.

Are there any projects you would like to promote?

Fox’s Alien: Covenant just wrapped in Sydney.

Lionsgate’s Hacksaw Ridge filmed in Sydney in 2015.

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok filming in QLD.

NBCU & Syfy completed TV show Hunters in Melbourne.

HBO currently filming Season 3 of The Leftovers in Melbourne.

Sony’s The Shallows filmed in QLD and NSW.

Legendary & Universal’s Skull Island: Reign of Kong recently filmed in QLD.

AusfilmWhat marketing materials did you submit to the Creativity Awards?

Website – Ausfilm Post & Sound Campaign website

Ausfilm’s campaign website was developed to promote Australia’s Post/Digital/VFX Offset, and the benefits of working with Australian post, sound and VFX companies. This website clearly provides clients with case studies so they can quickly tell how much it will cost their production in Australia.

Showreel – Ausfilm post, sound and VFX Showreel

The Ausfilm Post, Sound and VFX showreel was part of Ausfilm’s marketing mix in its post and sound campaign. It provides an excellent example of the outstanding calibre of work coming out of Australia’s VFX and post companies.

Promotional Swag – Ausfilm Caps

Because when you’re on set in sunny Australia producers, directors and crew need to be shaded from the hot Aussie sun.

Best Logo – Ausfilm logo

Best Production Guide – Ausfilm Annual Publication – Issue #3 The Post & Sound Issue

This comprehensive publication showcases all that Australia offers international filmmakers. It is an editorial magazine featuring engaging articles about Australia’s VFX companies, post and sound companies and interviews international producers who work all over the world and speak highly of Australia’s ability to service any sized budget production.

Best Ad Design –

We chose this advert because it showcases a stunning location in Perth, Western Australia and clearly and succinctly features Australia’s Federal Government’s attractive screen production incentives.


Anything else you would like the world to know about your film commission?

Australia can compete with all the leading international filming locations like the USA, UK and Canada, however mix in the hardworking and good-humoured personalities of our cast and crew, diverse locations, a safe cosmopolitan environment, world-renowned wine, easy living and beautiful weather – it seems like the best choice there is!

Voting for the AFCI Creativity Awards opens Aug 02, 2016 at 8:00am PDT (America/Los Angeles) and closes Aug 19, 2016 at 8:00pm PDT (America/Los Angeles.)

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