Vienna Film Fund


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


Benefit as a % of spend
Financial cap per production700000
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? No
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? Yes
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
  • - Cultural Test
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On commencement of principal photography
  • - On completion of principal photography
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - Armed forces assistance for historic/war productions
  • - Free use of buidings/facilities/services within jurisdiction
  • - For shooting in Vienna, “Vienna Film Commission” supports production companies in looking for suitable locations and service partners within the industry in Vienna and helps with film permits. “Location Austria” supports shooting in Austria. National production companies or companies within the European Economic Area can apply. If funded, a local subsidiary has to be set up. 100% of the funding must be spent locally. The funding is selective due to a cultural test. The amount depends on the individual financing plan.