Belgium is an attractive multi-layered cake when it comes to film financing, offering multiple attractive incentives to international co-productions on different levels, which can easily be combined.
Most important, there is the Belgian Tax Shelter incentive: it applies to the whole of the country and is open to European co-productions through the European Convention on Cinematographic co-production or to productions set up within the framework of a bilateral co-production agreement between Belgium (or one of its communities) and another state. Such bilateral co-production agreements exist with Canada, China, Israel, Tunisia, and several European countries. Others are currently being negotiated.
The Tax Shelter incentive is open for film, documentary, animation, and TV drama. Based upon the amount of qualifying production costs spent in the European Economic Area and Belgium, it can provide financing up to 42%.
In addition, there are also regional economic and cultural funds, both of which are available to qualifying international projects as well, with financing up to 24%. Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Centre du Cinema et de l'Audiovisuel (French speaking community) are the cultural funds. Screen Flanders, Screen Brussels, and Wallimage (Wallonia) are the economic funds, investing mainly in international co-productions to stimulate the local audiovisual industry.
This means that for qualifying productions, up to 66% of eligible costs can be financed by the Belgian film funds.
As an EU country, Belgium has also access to the main European sources of funding - i.e. Eurimages and the Creative Europe programme. Speak to us for more details.
Belgium is a film-friendly country at the heart of Europe. Renowned for its generous film incentives, the country also boasts a state-of-the-art water tank, attainable drone and road closure permits, casting drawn from a multicultural population, and great flexibility when working with children.
Title: Past Imperfect -
Director: Nathalie Teirlinck -
DoP: Frank van den Eeden -
Production Company: Savage Film (BE), Eyeworks (BE), CTM Pictures (NL), 41 Shadows (DK) -
Producer: Xavier Rombaut & Bart Van Langendonck - Co-Producer: Peter Bouckaert, Sander Verdonck & Denis Wigman, Pernille M. Skydsgaard -
Writer: Nathalie Teirlinck - Production designer: Charlotte Bech- Editors: Morten Egholm & Frederik Strunk - Consulting editor: Molly M. Stensgaard. With the support of: The Creative Europe program of the E.U., Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Danish Film Institute, Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eurimages, and the Belgian tax shelter system for film financing - In association with: Telenet, DR
Our team collaborates with highly experienced film and TV producer Xavier Rombaut for feature and television drama.