South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is a South Australian Government statutory corporation established in 1973. Former State Premier Don Dunstan played an instrumental role in the foundation of the Corporation and its early film production activities.
The Corporation was the first State film corporation established in Australia, and the success of its business model led other State Governments also to establish similar bodies charged with the promotion of film production and fostering industry development.
At the time of the Corporation's establishment, the Australian film industry was in the doldrums, and the Corporation played a significant role in the revival of Australian film making.
Until 1994, the Corporation was involved in the production of films and television programs. The television mini-series The Battlers was the last production in which the SAFC acted as a producer.
Since then, it has focused on supporting the production of films and television in South Australia, including providing funding and support, as well as making available production and post-production facilities.
The Corporation was previously situated at Hendon in the north west suburbs of Adelaide.
It has now moved its headquarters to Glenside in the eastern suburbs, having taken over buildings previously occupied by a mental hospital. Its new Adelaide Studios have been the recipient of major funding from the South Australian Government.
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