FISA – Film Industry Support Austria


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend25.00
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? Yes
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? Yes
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 0.00%
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
  • - Cultural Test
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On commencement of principal photography
  • - On completion of principal photography
  • - On submission of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - - Co-productions and service productions the possible grant is up to 25% of the eligible production costs, for national projects 20%. -Incentive is a non-repayable grant and the following conditions apply: - Eligible are persons/companies with residence or business location in Austria. - Fulfillment of cultural, creative, and technical criteria (“Cultural Test“). - Production budget minimum for national and co-productions: 2.3 million Euro for fiction, 350,000 Euro for documentaries - Production budget minimum for service productions: 4 million Euro for fiction, 500.000 Euro for documentary. - Minimum spend for fiction in Austria 400.000 Euro. - Minimum of 5 shooting days in Austria required for fiction co-productions. - Length of production: a minimum of 79 minutes for movies and documentaries, 59 minutes for children’s films. - Grant amount: a maximum of 25% of eligible Austrian production expenses (a maximum EUR1.125 million - 15% of the annual grant total). - The grant can be combined with financial support from other institutions.