Investment & Support

Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy (PAS) Incentive attracts footloose* and fully financed screen projects to undertake production in Queensland, Australia.

*A project is considered footloose if there is evidence of genuine interstate or international production destination alternatives.

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY 1 JULY

Applications for this incentive are currently closed. A review of the guidelines is underway, with new guidelines and an updated application form launching on Monday 1 July. The new guidelines and application form will apply for the next board meeting in August and the application round will close on Wednesday 17 July as published below. Please contact the Production Attraction team with any questions.


APPLICATION DEADLINES

(The below dates are in AEST)

Board MeetingApplications Close
Wednesday 21 February 2024Wednesday 10 January 2024
Wednesday 24 April 2024Wednesday 13 March 2024
Wednesday 19 June 2024Wednesday 15 May 2024
Wednesday 28 August 2024Wednesday 17 July 2024
Wednesday 23 October 2024Wednesday 11 September 2024
Wednesday 11 December 2024Wednesday 30 October 2024
APPLICATION GUIDELINES

See below and download the full PAS Incentive Guidelines.

PAS Incentive aim

The Production Attraction Strategy Incentive attracts footloose and fully financed screen projects to undertake production in Queensland.  

The objectives of the incentive are to:

  • increase the level of screen production in the State of Queensland;
  • increase skills development and employment opportunities for Queenslanders working in the screen sector; and
  • increase business activity for Queensland-based companies.

The PAS incentive complements the Federal Governments Producer Offset and Location Offset and may be combined with either. 

Applicants evidencing plans to carry out post, digital and/or visual effects work in Queensland, in conjunction with physical production, will be considered positively. 

For projects undertaking post, digital and/or visual effects work in Queensland see our Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV Incentive.

Eligibility

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$3.5 million on qualifying Queensland Production Expenditure (QPE) in Queensland with all resulting QPE incurred and retained in Queensland;
  • are footloose (i.e, genuine interstate or international production destination alternatives);
  • are fully financed;
  • have evidence of genuine marketplace interest for commercial release or distribution;
  • have not commenced production in Queensland prior to the date of approval; and
  • are engaging a majority of screen industry practitioners who are Bona Fide Queensland residents.

Please read the incentive guidelines for the full eligibility requirements.

Incentive amount

The incentive amount will be at the discretion of the Screen Queensland Board and is subject to the availability of funding at the time of application. The incentive is calculated as a percentage of the qualifying QPE. A full definition of qualifying QPE is available here.

Applicants applying for the PAS Incentive must ensure expenditure that has, or will, form part of any current or future application for Screen Queensland’s PDV Incentive is not included in the application for PAS funding. Conversely, applicants also applying for funding through Screen Queensland’s PDV Incentive must ensure PAS expenditure is not included in their application for this program.

Assessment criteria

Applications for the PAS 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 QPE) 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)?
  • Tourism Benefits – will the project deliver tourism benefits to Queensland (e.g. destination profiling, and publicity initiatives)?
  • Community Benefits – will the project deliver community benefits to Queensland (e.g. community engagement and cultural opportunities)?
Application process

Applications must be made online through Screen Queensland’s SmartyGrants system, via the “Apply now’ link above. The application 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.

Please contact Naomi Wenck, Head of Production Attraction with any questions regarding the application.

The Everyone Project

As a member of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), Screen Queensland uses The Everyone Project to benchmark and track the diversity of the Australian screen industry.

The Everyone Project is an easy-to-use survey and reporting tool that invites people working on current projects to self-identify on a set of characteristics to help us benchmark and track the impact of work to diversify the talent and crews working in the screen industry.

Productions supported through Screen Queensland must register with The Everyone Project and, with appropriate consent, provide their cast and crew’s names, roles and contact details so that they may be invited to participate in voluntary, de-identified demographic surveys.

Learn more about The Everyone Project

Acquittal documentation

There are guides. Please seek independent legal advice in relation to these documents.

IMPORTANT: Documents to read before you apply

You must read our Terms of Trade, QPE definition and our corporate and strategic plans before preparing your application.

SCREEN QUEENSLAND’S POST, DIGITAL AND VISUAL EFFECTS (PDV) INCENTIVE

CONTACT US

Screen Queensland is available to help you put forward your best application, so please get in touch if you have any questions.

Naomi Wenck, Head of Production Attraction

Screen Queensland
Email: nwenck@screenqld.com.au 
Phone: +61 7 3248 0500

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