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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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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.