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The Norwegian region covered by our commission also has a regional film fund. To be able to apply, you need a Norwegian co-producer and a certain amount of spending planned on crew and locations in the region. Read more:
Latvia can offer two cash rebate programms which are provided by National Film Centre and Riga Film Fund of Riga city council. The support can be combined both from the National Co-financing programme (by National Film Centre) and Riga Film Fund (Riga City Council), however, it is capped at 25% of the total spent in Latvia.
Available support for 2017 EUR 1 800 000. Open deadline for submissions.
- Costs incurred through a Latvian production company
- At least 50% of all financing confirmed
- All films intended for theatrical or TV release (incl. animation and documentaries)
- Total minimum budget of the production EUR 700 000 (EUR 140 000 for documentaries)
- Local goods and services for pre-production, production and post-production of the project
Previously Latvia has attracted productions from Germany, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia, Scandinavia, United States and UK among others. 25 international productions from 10 countries completed with the support of both rebate schemes.
National Film Centre of Latvia
Riga Film Fund
Riga City Council
The National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC) is a public institution under auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia with responsibility for the implementation of state cultural policy in the field of film. The main functions of the NFC include the facilitation of Latvian film and film culture development,accessibility of Latvian film culture in Latvia, promotion of Latvian film abroad, participation at international film events, in international film funding bodies and policy organisations.
The NFC is funded by the State budget and reports to the Minister of Culture. The NFC grants public support to Latvian films and is keen on attracting film, television production to Latvia, stimulating inward investment and creating employment opportunities for creative staff, technicians and support service companies.
The nordmedia Film Commission supports filmmakers in finding suitable locations or equipment and personnel and helps with obtaining filming permits and many other organisational aspects. Free access is given to nordmedia's updated and eays-to-use service tools, i.e. the Location Guide and the mediahub. With these tools a quick online search is possible while preparing a production in Lower Saxony and Bremen.
Established in 2001, the Regional Council's grant for film and audio-visual creation aims to provide both French and foreign productions with funding during the different phases of project creation. Thus, the grant fund reached €3 million in 2012 and has helped more than 480 projects since its inception, for a total of over €14 million. This regional fund contributes to 35-40% of local spending.
The CICA - 'Tax Credit for Film and Audio-visual Projects': (concerns French productions)
The CICA tax credit now benefits audio-visual production companies which are subject to corporate income tax and who also act as assistant producers. The amount of tax credit granted is equal to 20 % of eligible costs, up to a maximum of €4,000,000. The tax credit is calculated at the end of each fiscal year.
The C2I-TRIP - 'International tax credit': (concerns international productions)
This concerns the cinematographic or audio-visual works of fiction or animation whose production is initiated by a foreign company whereby either all or part of the production takes place on French or Reunionese soil. The C2I is granted to the executive producer in charge of managing the filming or production of the work in Reunion and France.
The tax credit can reach up to 20% of:
- salaries and wages of Reunionese, French or European writers and performers, as well as their related social security costs;
- salaries and wages of Reunionese, French or European employees, as well as their related social security costs;
- expenses related to the use of technical industries;
- spending on transportation and catering;
- depreciation costs.
The C2I may be granted to productions generating spending of a minimum of €1 million in Reunion and across France and, for works of fiction, at least 5 days of filming. This amount can reach €10 million per production.
Reunion benefits from co-production agreements between France and the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Algeria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Korea, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela.
The agency offers its services free of charge, including:
- Informing you about shooting and post-production facilities in Reunion.
- Accompanying you in requests for funding, from the moment your applications have been submitted to the committee.
- Helping you in finding technicians, actors and extras.
- Looking for decors and assisting location scouts.
- Providing logistics support and ensuring the liaison with tourism professionals for accommodation, air transport, production offices, car rental etc.
- Administrative procedures: Assistance in obtaining permits for filming, ATA Carnet, temporary work permits for international co-productions, etc.
The responsibilities of the Agence Film Reunion are the following: • Providing information to project leaders. • Providing a facility which hosts film productions in Reunion, centralizing information and updating databases: decor, local technicians, service providers, production companies and partner institutions. • Ensuring the island's promotion. • Promoting the professional sector at overseas trade fairs and festivals. • Showcasing Reunionese talents on a national level, across the Indian Ocean area and internationally. • Providing support and monitoring work for authors, professionals and companies within the sector. • Responding to all requests for information about filming in Reunion. • Assisting the completion of funding applications presented to the Regional support fund for cinema, audio-visual, multimedia and clips. • Contributing to the employability and professionalism of local technicians.
With more than fifty projects benefiting from funding each year, Reunion is a major European production centre in the Indian Ocean, in both volume and investment.
Its basic functions are:
-facilitating relations between audiovisual production companies and the industry's services and facilities in the city, providing all kinds of advice and information in this regard
-filming assistance service
-permanent contact with the community, production companies and the government
In a highly diversified market, in terms of company size as well as in terms of traditional and innovative fields of activity (such as film, TV, gaming, transmedia, series, web series), not to mention expertise (such as production, post-production, virtual reality, funding, distribution, etc.), the Brussels-Capital Region has set up a coherent support structure tailored to all links in the value creation chain, namely producers, post-producers, distributors, screenwriters and more.
Since May 2016, the single brand screen.brussels has brought together all the regional support services for its audiovisual industry:
- The funding of traditional or innovative audiovisual productions that incur all or part of their audiovisual expenditure in the Brussels region: screen.brussels fund,
- Support for companies in their creation, growth and internationalisation screen.brussels cluster,
- Logistics support for filming: obtaining permits, help with scouting for sets/locations, accommodations, etc. screen.brussels film commission,
- The structural funding of growing Brussels audiovisual companies through traditional or convertible loans screen.brussels business.
Thanks to these four entities, each part of a distinct regional agency, screen.brussels strengthens an eco-system that helps create jobs and gives Brussels companies visibility on the international scene.