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Question Without Notice No. 1113 asked in the Legislative Council on 26 September 2019 by Hon Colin Holt

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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WA REGIONAL FILM FUND

1113. Hon COLIN HOLT to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Culture and the Arts:

I refer to the Western Australian government's commitment to the WA film industry.

(1) What cost–benefit analysis has been done on the Western Australian Regional Film Fund, and can the minister please table any analysis?

(2) What is the government's funding commitment to the WA Regional Film Fund beyond 2019–20?

(3) What will be the total amount of funding provided to CinefestOZ for the years 2019–20, 2020–21 and 2021–22?

(4) What funding program is providing that funding?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) As part of its contract with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Screenwest is required to conduct a full review of the WA Regional Film Fund at the conclusion of the fund. Screenwest is in the process of finalising this review, which will address the cost–benefit analysis.

(2) A business case for the continuation of the WA Regional Film Fund will be considered as part of the 2019–20 budget process.

(3)–(4) Funding is provided from Tourism WA, which falls under the tourism portfolio.