CASH REBATE

Film in Georgia is the newly launched film industry incentive scheme offering 20% cash rebate of qualified expenses incurred in Georgia and aiming to support the film industry development in Georgia.

Additional rebate of up to 5% is available on the condition that the production includes promotional elements of Georgia, in other words meets the so called “Cultural Test”

One-stop-shop

Provision of production services with “One Stop Shop” principle is implemented by the Government of Georgia to create a favorable environment for producers and remove bureaucratic obstacles that may occur. Offered services include:

• Location scouting

• Scheduling

• Assistance in procurement of permits

• Coordination & communication with various stakeholders

Eligibility Criteria:

• Open for legal entities registered in Georgia

• Open to applications for  feature film, TV film, TV series or mini-series (pilot episodes are eligible), animation, documentary films, commercial, reality show, music video

• At least 50% of the total production budget should be in place upon application

• Rebateable expenses must be directly related to the filmmaking process

• The rebate of GEL 1,000,000 is approved automatically. Projects requesting higher rebate need special approval of the  Government of Georgia

• If a grant is awarded the subsequent production of scenes shoot in Georgia should be completed within 24months of the decision

• No “Cultural Test” for initial 20% cash rebate