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Forums What Film Incentives Does Latin America and Caribbean Offer

This topic contains 12 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Kim Leong 5 years ago.

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  • Kim Leong

    Update: Hi, I have changed this post from one seeking Caribbean locations for a feature film to considering these locations for future projects in our travel-related web series.

    If you are involved in the film or tourism industries in that region, I would like to learn more about your country’s incentives for filmmakers. Also, I am interested in places that has a strong or growing film community and talent pool of actors and actresses. I am producing a web series related to travel, and wanted to connect with location managers and fixers in the area.

    To all who have responded, thank you. I have been reviewing your websites and information. If I find that you could be a match for these projects, then I will follow up with you via email. If not, then you will still be kept in mind for future projects. Thank you for reaching out.

    Thank you!

    The Location Guide’s global incentives subscription section has every incentive for any production. Our simplified format allows you to get a quick overview and understanding of the incentive you are interested in.

    You can also use our unique comparison tool to see which region’s incentive is the best fit for your production.

    So if you are filming on location, we can help you save time and money.

    Hadad Felix

    Hello, where I can write you? where I can review your information on the web? Cheers

    Susan Reid


    Costa Rica is a great alternative to shoot in Central America. Costa Rica incentive is that most countries charge a tax in services we don’t, in most countries in latin America is between 12% and 15% so it’s a big discount.

    Costa Rica has the caribbean and the pacific at a very short distance. Form the capital you can be at the pacific in 1 1/2 hours and travel to the atlantic in 3 hours to one of the most exotic beaches. Or be at the rain forest, water rafting, in a Crystal clear waterfall or in a exuberant volcano in 1 1/2 hours.

    LCA Productions ( is boutique production service company focus mainly in Production Services. Please let us know how we could help in your productions.


    José Ignacio París

    Susan Reid


    I forgot to mention there is a tax incentive in CR. But it has some restrictions.
    Costa Rica has a Free Trade Zone regime, which multinational film productions can take advantage of. Investing in Costa Rica describes these as ‘a set of incentives and benefits granted by the Costa Rican government to companies making new investments in the country’. There are several tax and customs benefits to productions regardless of their type or size. They include:
    * 100% exemption on all import duties for raw materials, equipment and components
    * Total tax exemption on the importation of materials and supplies required for a production, such as, car rental services including petrol, and catering services
    * 100% tax break for four years which goes to a 50% break after the first four years
    * Expedited customs for the temporary importation of equipment and
    * Full exemption of customs bonds.
    Filmmakers are required to invest $150,000 in fixed assets inside of a free zone area, but are permitted to film anywhere they wish.
    This works more for movies of course

    José I París



    For curious travelers seeking their next big adventure check Colombia, where “you can savor this South American up-and-comer’s charisma, authenticity and jugo de lulo (trust us, just drink it).” Colombia is now more accessible than ever, a stable government made it safe, and a new breed of hoteliers and operators are making it luxurious. The country encompasses everything from pristine Caribbean coastlines, picturesque cobblestone streets in Cartagena, the exotic Amazon rain forest, seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, the buzzing metropolis of Bogotá and some of the world’s most vivacious people.


    Kim Leong

    Thank you to everyone who responded to my inquiry. We are still researching production requirements for foreign producers in Latin America and now for Europe/Morocco. You can find more information about the film, here is the website We are still in the location consideration stage, so you can still contact me to suggests locations at

    Hi. If you still need to shoot in Latin America, I would encourage you to film in Argentina. We have a huge film community and amazing talent to cast any project, as well as diversity in locations, from desserts to water falls, beaches, jungles and metropolitan cities.

    If you need any more information, you can check out our website and contact me at

    All the best,

    Hi there,
    Is this opportunity still being explored? We work extensively in the Caribbean. Is there a way to discuss this further?

    Shivonne Johnson
    246 266 7783

    sombo Sombo

    Hi there… Malaysia provide 30% rebate if your production is above 1.5M USD subject to audit.

    We have a good island with calm waters over the East coast of Malaysia.. Our waters are as good as the Caribbean island.. if you are looking for incentive and also nice clam beach water.

    Let’s us know if you are interested in talking further.


    Yumi Heo

    Hello, I´m available at Perú, Chile and Bolivia. Let me know more about your project by inbox message please. Also we can talk by Skype or Phone. You can see more about my work at

    Good morning:

    If you are still looking for we can talk about Canary Islands. We provide 35% tax rebate with a requirement; investing a mínimum of €1.000.000 of the film total budget here.

    We have a lot of advantages:
    – Weather
    – Diferent locations on the same place (Example: forests, deserts or beaches)
    And so much more.

    So if you are looking for good advantages and for an incentive let’s us know and we could talk.


    For more info:
    -Phone: +34 647 346 462

    Kim Leong

    Thank you all for reaching out. I will keep everyone in mind for our current and future projects.

    Consider the Tax Free Bahamas
    Visit: for locations and production information


    Cornelius McKinney

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