GREECE FILMING INCENTIVES

40% Cash Rebate

Overview

Type of incentiveCash Rebate
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
  • - Post production/special effects for film & tv (fiction)
  • - Post production/special effects for film & tv (non-fiction)
  • - Video/online gaming production
Qualifying productions
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions

Specifics

Benefit as a % of spend40.00
Financial cap per production-
Do I have to register/set up a company?Yes
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? No
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 0.00%
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - State approx. number of months after completion of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - In order to access the incentive, feature film and documentary productions must meet a minimum spend of EUR100,000. TV series must spend EUR15,000-30,000 per episode, with a minimum of all eligible expenses at EUR100,000. Digital Games must meet a minimum spend of EUR30,000. Short films must meed a minimum of EUR60,000 The incentive has been allocated EUR450 million for the next six years, translating to an annual fund of EUR75 million. The Greek cash rebate can now serve as collateral for producers to obtain funds through the Greek banking system.

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