Austria is encouraging foreign productions to bring their shoots to the country. The incentive goes up to 25% of the eligible production costs for feature films and documentaries.
To be eligible for service productions, the total production costs of a fiction film should be at least EUR 4 million, while the minimum spend in Austria should be EUR 400,000.
The productions should pass the cultural test, which consists of four main categories: cultural content, film professionals, production criteria, and exploitation.
The film incentive program is called FISA (Film Industry Support Austria), and it runs under Austria's Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs. They make the final decision on who gets the grant, while the whole process is managed by the so called Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) and Location Austria--The National Film Commission.
Payment normally happens in two instalments: 30% at the start of the production and 70% after reviewing the final costs.
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