The 15% Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Attraction Incentive aims to attract footloose* screen projects to use PDV facilities in Queensland.
*A project is considered footloose if there is evidence of genuine interstate or international PDV destination alternatives.
(The below dates are in AEST)
|Application Deadline||Board Meeting|
|Wednesday, 3 March 2021||Wednesday, 14 April 2021|
|Wednesday, 5 May 2021||Wednesday, 16 June 2021|
|Wednesday, 7 July 2021||Wednesday, 18 August 2021|
|Wednesday, 1 September 2021||Wednesday, 13 October 2021|
|Wednesday, 27 October 2021||Wednesday, 8 December 2021|
PDV Inventive Aim
The Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Incentive aims to attract footloose screen projects to utilise PDV facilities in Queensland.
The objectives of the incentive are to:
- increase the level of PDV work in the State of Queensland;
- increase skills development and employment opportunities for Queenslanders working in the PDV sector; and
- increase business activity for Queensland based PDV companies.
For projects undertaking physical production in Queensland see our Production Attraction Incentive guidelines.
This incentive program is open to all Australian and international producers, production companies and studios with screen projects that:
- are spending a minimum of AU$500,000 on qualifying PDV work in Queensland (qualifying PDV work as defined under the Australian Federal Government’s PDV Offset, with all resulting expenditure incurred and retained in Queensland);
- are footloose (i.e., there is evidence of genuine interstate or international PDV destination alternatives);
- are engaging a majority of screen industry practitioners who are Bona Fide Queensland residents.
Please read the incentive guidelines for the full eligibility requirements.
The incentive is generally calculated at fifteen percent (15%) of the qualifying Queensland PDV expenditure. The incentive amount will be at the discretion of the relevant delegated authority and is subject to the availability of funding at the time of application.
Applications for the PDV Incentive are assessed in accordance with these guidelines, with a focus on the following criteria:
- Economic Benefits – Will the project deliver economic benefits to Queensland (e.g. inward investment (qualifying Queensland PDV expenditure) and onward economic benefits)?
- Industry Benefits – Will the project deliver industry benefits to Queensland (e.g. opportunities for businesses and screen practitioners to secure work, to promote growth and success, and for training and skills development)?
Applications must be made online through Screen Queensland’s SmartyGrants system. The online application form above is available to preview prior to starting.
During the application process applicants will be required to provide key information and documentation. A full list is available in the incentive guidelines above.
Please contact Naomi Wenck (Production Attraction and Investment Director) with any questions regarding the application.
IMPORTANT: Documents to read before you apply
- Application Form (above)
- SQ Strategic Plan 2019-22
- SDIN Charter
- Australian Federal Government PDV Offset Guidelines
Screen Queensland is keen to help you put forward your best application, so please contact us should you have any questions.
Naomi Wenck, Production Attraction and Investment Director
+61 7 3248 0500