Screen Flanders


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 production400000
Do I have to register/set up a company?Optional
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
  • - Minimum spend 250000 (in local currency)
  • - Cultural Test
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On commencement of principal photography
  • - On submission of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - The production may also qualify for the Belgian Tax Shelter system provided that it is approved as a European work as defined by the Audiovisual Media Services (AMS) Directive of 10/03/2010 (2010/13/EU). Only expenses that are structural for the audiovisual sector and made with the aim of completing the audiovisual work in question can qualify as expenditure. This expenditure must take place in the Flanders Region. The funding is received in three instalments: funding completed (30%), start principal photography (30%), submission audited accounts (40%) 50% of the budget must be secured at the time of the application. Foreign producers interested in applying for the fund can co-produce with a Belgian producer that satisfies all the selection criteria. Animation is also eligible. Annual budget:€4.5M