Sao Paulo City Attraction Programme


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
  • - Commercials (TV, theatrical, online)
  • - Reality TV
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend30.00
Financial cap per production-
Do I have to register/set up a company?No
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%
  • - Minimum spend 2 (in local currency)
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On commencement of principal photography
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - Free use of buidings/facilities/services within jurisdiction
  • - • Fiction or animation feature films of over 70 minutes duration, serial works of fiction, animation or reality shows with a minimum of 3 episodes and 00 minutes duration are eligible. The minimum spending is R2 million in eligible expenses. Payments are made in four instalments including and advance payment. • International advertising productions must spend R2 million in eligible expenses and payment is made in a single instalment after the exhibition. • There are further fixed prize sums available for international productions that include Sao Paulo or a character from Sao Paulo in their narratives.