Japan: Film Aid Funds available


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
    Qualifying productions


      Benefit as a % of spend
      Financial cap per production-
      Do I have to register/set up a company?
      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? No
      Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
      Criteria to access the benefit
        When will the benefit/incentive be received?
          Additional incentives or advantages
          • - Many film commissions in Japan offer fee exemptions of public facilities. Some film commissions offer funds and/or fee exemptions, such as: Matsumoto: Film aid fund (max. 5 million yen) Nagoya: Film aid fund (max. 10 million yen) Osaka: Location scouting fund Kobe: Location scouting fund Aichi Prefecture: Exemption of street permits (2400 yen a permit) Kyushu Island area: Film aid fund (max. 500,000 yen) for movies, TV dramas, and Music videos which are filmed in 2 or more prefectures in the Kyushu Island area, and shown in either China, South Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.