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Since its inception in 1998, Andalucia Film Commission reports on possible locations in Andalusia and coordinates the audiovisual industry and production companies with the government, performing a work aimed at attracting tourism and therefore creating a beneficial economic impact in the Andalusian region.
It also has signed agreements with public and private institutions from different provinces of Andalusia to create the Film Cities Network, providing the best coverage of audiovisual production needs throughout Andalusia.
Attracting Belgian and international film projects to enhance the international image
Stimulating the production of audiovisual works and strengthen the audiovisual sector in Antwerp.
Helps you coordinate different city services, so that, for example, they can provide technical support during your production.
Supports your production work administratively and logistically.
In the city of Antwerp use fees for the public domain are demanded for TV and film-commercials.
With the support of Medien Board Berlin-Brandenburg
Based in the world's first UNESCO City of Film we provide a FREE service which will allow you to find the perfect location, the ideal crew, assistance with permissions, liaisons, how to approach parking and traffic control. We are located at the University of Bradford. Having close connections with the local council, businesses and property owners we can guarantee to support all your needs to ensure productions run smoothly. For any filming taking place within the Bradford district it is important to us that we are aware of your intentions so that we can assist and continue with our reputation as being a film friendly city.
The main aim is to make sure that your ideas are made into something possible with professional help and advice.
Our approach is unique and responsive, encouraging those with a creative mind in Film & Television to succeed.
Cardiff Film Office is a division of the City of Cardiff Council and manages filming and photographic shoots for the capital city of Wales - the most film-friendly city in Wales.
We make filming happen quickly and efficiently thanks to our easy-to-use application service. We also fully understand the pressures and requirements of each production, and are committed to the belief that the best way to enable filming is to ensure it does not place unreasonable demands on the locale in which it happens. Key to this is adequate preparation time, proper planning and effective consultation.
- Offers contact to the local film sector and with public authorities.
- Coordinates and assists filmmakers in securing filming permits.
- Provides information about local conditions and logistics services.
- Operates an international marketing strategy to promote Cardiff as a top film-production location.
We are constantly looking to make filming in Cardiff easier and are acutely aware of the importance the Film Industry has in promoting local areas, the capital city of Wales and the UK at large.
You can contact Cardiff Film Office either by phone, email or send in an application using our automated online system to obtain permission for your shoot.
Foreign film and TV productions can access a 15% tax rebate on their eligible spend in mainland Spain (up to 35% in the Canary Islands) if the production does not qualify as Spanish, there is a minimum eligible spend of 1M euros in Spain and the foreign production company hires the services of a Spanish production company which will collect the rebate from the Spanish Tax Authorities.
The production can claim up to to 2,5 million euros in tax rebate, calculated as the 15% of the total eligible spend in Spain
Upon application and contingent on available funds, selected productions are offered a Cine Tirol Production Incentive in form of a non-repayable production grant.
This region is Wallonia, in Belgium.
The home turf of Benoît Poelvoorde, François Damiens, Cecile de France, Bouli Lanners and the Dardenne brothers is a fertile ground for the film industry!
On this site, we invite you to browse all of the tools which make our region so suitable for film productions and co-productions, in terms of financing, technical partners, facilities, and set locations via our online database.
The ideal situation of the region...
In the heart of Europe, only a few kilometres from Brussels, Wallonia is situated at the crossroads of the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France.
... with the necessary infrastructure...
With its two international airports (Liège Airport and Charleroi-Brussels South), one of the most dense motorway networks in the world, sites which can be transformed into studios and three film commissions, Wallonia possesses all the necessary infrastructure for even the most ambitious projects.
... with the necessary skills set...
In addition to the skills learned in film schools such as the one in Louvain-la-Neuve, where each year dozens of directors, sound and image technicians graduate, Wallonia is also the place where cutting-edge technology is constantly in development: I-Movix, XDC, Flying Cam, intoPix...
... and all the locations you need!
From Hesbaye to the Ardennes, Wallonia has an impressive range of locations and scenes, from flat to valley country. All we lack are mountains and the sea! There are also historical sites, such as the Lion Mound in Waterloo, or the sites of the battles of the Ardennes in WWI. Wallonia has an extremely rich heritage and with such a range of locations, it will certainly give your film the atmosphere you are looking for!
From January 1st 2015, Ireland's tax incentive "Section 481" for film and television is enhanced, creating a new payable tax credit programme.
- Increased rate of relief
The rate of tax relief has been significantly increased and is now worth up to 32% of eligible Irish expenditure.
- Expansion of eligible expenditure criteria
The payable tax credit is now based on the cost of ALL cast & crew working in Ireland, regardless of nationality.
- Greater flexibility in the application process
An application for a certificate entitling the applicant to the tax credit can be submitted at any time prior to the completion of the project.
What is "Section 481"?
"Section 481" is a tax credit, incentivising film & TV production made in Ireland, administered by Ireland's Revenue Commissioners (Revenue). Applications are made by e-mail to S.email@example.com, or at Revenue Secure-email.
What types of projects qualify?
The incentive applies to feature film, TV drama (singles or series), animation (excluding computer games), & creative documentary. Projects must either pass the Cultural Test or qualify as an official co-production under one of IrelandsBilateral Co-Production Treaties or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production.
For more information on the Irish Film Incentives, section 481, see: www.irishfilmboard.ie
There are two major film studios in County Wicklow, Ardmore Studios and Ashford Studios, both of which are very close to the M11 motorway ensuring very easy access.
Ardmore Studios has recently housed productions such as Penny Dreadful for SKY and the History Channel series 'Vikings' was made in Ashford Studios and surrounding countryside.
The County Wicklow Film Commission was set up in 1992 and is the longest running film commission in Ireland.
Our main objective is to guarantee a film friendly County by assisting filmmakers with all the requirements filming on location brings.
We can help you, for example, to source production offices anywhere in the County. We can put you in touch with landowners or establish the relevant contacts within the local authorities to help you move street furniture. Let us organise your road closure or sort out parking requirements. Our extensive digital slide library can be accessed through the locations database.
Through years of experience we are confident we can assist you no matter how small or big your project.
For all British qualifying films of any budget level, the film production company can now claim a payable cash rebate of up to 25% of UK qualifying expenditure.
The Tax Relief is capped at 80% of core expenditure i.e. even if you spend 100% qualifying expenditure in the UK, tax relief is payable on up to 80%.
There is no budget limit.
Accessing UK Film Tax Relief
Tax relief is available for British qualifying films. Films must either pass the Cultural Test or qualify as an official co-production
Films must be intended for theatrical release
Films, including those made under official co-production treaties, must reach a minimum UK spend requirement of 10%
Tax relief is available on qualifying UK production expenditure on the lower of either 80% of total core expenditure or the actual UK core expenditure incurred
There is no cap on the amount which can be claimed
The FPC responsible for the film needs to be within the UK corporation tax net
Minimum UK spend requirement
A minimum of 10% of costs must be spent on UK qualifying production expenditure.
UK qualifying production expenditure is defined as expenditure incurred on filming activities (pre-production, principal photography and post production) which take place within the UK, irrespective of the nationality of the persons carrying out the activity.
HM Revenue & Customsâ€™ (HMRC) definition of UK spend introduces the concept of where a good or service is â€œused or consumedâ€ in the UK. If they are used or consumed in the UK, the expenditure is treated as UK expenditure (under the rules set out in the clauses of the Finance Bill). If they are used or consumed outside the UK, they do not count as UK expenditure.
Further details on the definition of â€œused or consumedâ€ are available in HMRCâ€™s guidance on Film Tax Relief.
Film Production Company (FPC)
UK Film Tax Relief is available to FPCs.
The FPC is defined as the company responsible for the principal photography and post production of the film and for the completion of the finished film. (There is no requirement for the film rights to be owned by the FPC at the time the film is completed).
The FPC must be within the UK corporation tax net.
Incentives & Reliefs Team
The UK now has a specialist government team to deal with the corporation tax affairs of companies which are eligible for Film Tax Relief. The team, which is part of HM Revenue & Customs, works mostly with Special Purpose Vehicles established to make a single film.
The Manchester Incentives & Reliefs Team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +44(0) 3000 510 191.
From people to places, our team can help you find and access the industry's finest, liaising with local authorities, film offices, regional and national partners to gain filming permissions and facilitate a smooth shoot.
Handling around 1,000 enquiries a year, we have recently supported TV and feature film drama, including Fox Pictures' The Monuments Men, Warner Bros.' Jupiter Ascending, and DNA Films' Far from the Madding Crowd, Hartswood Films' Sherlock, Origin Pictures' Jamaica Inn and Mr Selfridge for ITV Studios.
Our regionally-based, national team will help you conduct a more extensive search and provide a bespoke service, managing your enquiry and ensuring you are speaking to the right person.
Qualifying production formats include: feature films, documentaries, TV drama and animation. The incentive does not apply to commercials, reality TV, game shows and soaps.
The incentive is administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The rebate is calculated on the total qualifying expenditure, without including value added tax, and is paid directly to the applicant's Croatian bank account. Qualified spend consists of the costs of goods and services purchased in Croatia and wages paid to Croatian tax residents (both cast and crew) for services carried out in Croatia.
The European Commission has approved the scheme until 31 December 2019.
Filming in Croatia, a department within the HAVC, ensures that Croatia remains a film-friendly location for both local and visiting filmmakers. Filming in Croatia department helps navigate international filmmakers through practical production requirements, and support schemes available for international productions in Croatia.
Applies to film and TV, including all post-production work
20% rebate on qualifying Czech spending
66% rebate on withholding tax paid in the Czech Republic by international cast & crew
Minimum expenditure levels and cultural test required
No cap on per-project grant
No sunset date
More information at: http://www.filmcommission.cz/en/incentives/key-points/
Main resource for film, television, moving image art and online video enquiries in Donegal.
Produce promotional packs for both national and international production companies etc. highlighting the advantages of filming in Donegal and our unique locations.
Maintain a list of visual productions ranging from feature films shot in the Donegal, to films made by Donegal locals.
Maintain a media database that relates to productions in Donegal.
Services we provide
We deal with your production from start to finish and provide many services to assist you.
Database of information services and facilities available in the county including local authority, government agencies (e.g. National Parks & Wildlife Service-NPWS) and local service providers e.g. Hoteliers, car hire etc. with preferential rates for the film industry.
Extensive database of cast, crew, production resources and production companies that work and live in the area.
Provide Ordinance survey maps and we have access to Met Eireann for climate data.
Provide contact databases for local press and relevant media outlets.
When you contact the Donegal Film Office we will respond quickly, creatively and correctly to your enquiry.
Established by Donegal County Council in 2003 to promote the region and to help develop the profile of the county. Working in cooperation with Bord Scannan na hEireann (The Irish Film Board) the Film Office helps filmmakers to find locations, cast and crew, technical services and local service providers. The Film Office has extensive experience with visual production and we are more than happy to deal with your enquiry, however big or small the production is.
Whether you are working on film, TV, commercials, games or any other media, take a look at our Services Directory to find crew and production services in Fife and Tayside. Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire have hosted film and TV production like Outlander, Captain America, Under the Skin, Tommy's Honour, Silent Witness and Whisky Galore. Dundee has a global reputation as one of Europe's key hubs for computer games and mobile digital content development. It was the first city to offer a degree in computer games at Abertay University and was home to the development of Grand Theft Auto.
There are all kinds of hotels and places to stay close to the film locations you've chosen. You need accommodation that caters for early mornings and late nights and offers a flexible approach. To find accommodation ranging across luxurious, world famous, budget and self-catering take a look at hotels below or let us know what you're looking for and we'll help set things up. We work with national and regional tourism organisations to make sure you get a film crew friendly reception.
For time out, whether you prefer city life, the great outdoors or even the great indoors, it's all here. You can take to the skies, sea, mountains and rivers for flying, climbing, diving, roller-blading and, of course, golf. There are leisure centres with ice rinks, swimming pools and gyms. Head to restaurants with award winning chefs and try out the region's bars, cinemas, theatres, clubs, art and culture.
The team is very experienced in working with media projects and can get things moving for you, so let us help you find the right film and TV locations, crew and facilities for your project. We also help with accommodation, recces, research and official permits. Let us know what you need and we will do our best to help.
FifeScreen+TayScreen is a member of the Scottish Locations Network with Creative Scotland and the European Film Commissions Network.
20% automatic rebate on German production spend. German participation must be at least 20% with 25% of the project's total budget to be spent in Germany.
German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF):
Non repayable grant amounting to 10% of the eligible German budget for films and 20% for series. Minimum production cost 25 million euros, German participation must be 40%.
FFHSH selective regional funding:
German co-producers can receive up to 1 million euros regional support, provided as a limited recourse loan.
- Experienced co-production partners
- Production facilities and services
- Award winning talent and crew
- Free location scouting for international productions
From 1st of January 2016 an incentive scheme of 25 % has been in place for filming in Norway. This grant can be combined with regional funding. To qualify for the incentive , the project must pass a qualifying test and meet the minimum budget thresholds specified in legislation: MNOK 25 for feature films, MNOK 10 per episode for drama. MNOK 10 for documentaries and MNOK 5 pr episode for documentaries series. The minimum requirement for eligible costs spent in Norway is MNOK 2 and applies to all productions.
For more detailed information sees : www.nfi.no/english/incentive
Film Commission Norway is the national film commission. We provides you with the information and assistance you need for filming in the hole of Norway. All our resources are aimed at helping you and your team through every stage of production. We assist you in your search for locations, professionals, production facilities and advice about financing possibilities. We ensure efficiency as well as results. Our local knowledge and research experience are unsurpassed. We are well acquainted with the requirement of the industry and will gladly help you negotiating with local authorities and landowners.
Norway extends across 14 degrees of latitude and measures 1.752 kilometers from North to South, making it a country with a varied landscape and climate seldom found elsewhere.
The coastline meanders northward with thousands of islands, bays and fjords. The country stretches from the mild, gentle south where snowfall is light to a tough, harsh Arctic landscape to the north, from where it curves inwards to the Russian tundra. In the west, deep fjords cut far inland where they meet a wild and beautiful mountain landscape with snow-clad peaks, glaciers and waterfalls. Further east the landscape is more open, with thousands of glittering lakes, extensive pine forests and a patchwork of farms and fields. Between the mainland and the north pole lie the islands of Svalbard, a little bit of Norway far out in the Arctic ocean.
The capital city - Oslo- lies at the head of a fjord, surrounded by wooded hills. Prosperity and growth in the recent years have put an emphasis on top-quality architecture and eye-catching iconic buildings. Norway has become one of the most modern countries in the word, but still retained its traditional roots.
Filmmakers shooting in the Edinburgh city region may be interested in the funding opportunities provided by the national screen commission Creative Scotland, including the Production Growth Fund. http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/screen
Being part of the UK means that filmmakers shooting in the Edinburgh city region may be eligible for tax relief. For qualifying feature films, up to 25% tax relief of 80% of total qualifying UK expenditure is available. For scripted television projects with a minimum core expenditure of £1 million per broadcast hour, the a rebate of up to 25% of qualifying UK expenditure is available.
Film Edinburgh is the film commission for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders - the local authorities in the southeast of Scotland. We offer free advice to productions on the locations, crew and facilities that are available in this area and have the contacts you will need if your shoot requires parking, road closures, police personnel, street furniture removal etc. Our local knowledge will save you time in setting up your shoot.
Established in 1990 as the first film office in Scotland, we have extensive experience of facilitating productions, in-depth local knowledge, a vast range of locations and excellent relationships in and around the Edinburgh city region which together make Film Edinburgh a one-stop-shop for filming and production needs in the Edinburgh city region.
A network of 41 local film commissions throughout the country offers free information on locations, crews, labour rates and facilities.
Film France provides assistance with contacting appropriate agencies regarding immigration/work permits and filming permits, as well as information regarding labour rates, studio facilities, post-production facilities and suppliers. Nowhere else in Europe will you find such a large diversity of locations combined with a highly skilled workforce.
With over 400 film locations on our database, whether you are a student or a Hollywood producer, we are here to help you find what you are looking for. From grand country houses, to ornate gardens, pretty villages and historic forts, we have quirky, unique and traditional venues, suitable for a wide range of filming genres.
We will help you to:
-find suitable locations
-provide a tour of the locations
-negotiate with the operators and owners of the locations
-coordinate meetings with local authorities and the police
-get filming permits
-provide accommodation and/or transport
-promote the film/project