Croatia offers percentage-based reimbursements to international producers of feature films, documentaries, animation, TV features, and TV series that are produced completely or partially in the country. Commercial productions are not eligible.
The benefit is based on the cost of Croatian tax residents (cast and crew) working in Croatia, as well as goods and services purchased in Croatia.
The Croatian Cultural/Qualifying Test comprises three categories, including the use of European cultural content; creative collaboration, with Croatians or Europeans in leading roles and the crew; and the use of Croatian production capacities, such as studios or locations. To be eligible, the project has to score 12 out of 34 points, granted that at least 4 points are scored in each category.
You can earn back up to 25% of the qualifying local expenditure.
'We went to Croatia with just 2 days of in-person prep for a 10-day shoot. We had to do all our scouting, casting, and work with department heads online, with an 9-hour time-zone difference. And everything went perfectly. On budget, on schedule, great people, fun experience, and creatively very successful,' wrote EP Jonathan Stern.
Studio: Netflix - Title: Medical Police - Director: David Wain - Production Company: Abominable Pictures - Executive Producer: Jonathan Stern - Producer: David Soldinger, Franny Baldwin - Production Service: Welcome Production - Line Producer: Croatia, Ivan Petrusic - Cinematographer: Marco Fargnoli - Location: Zagreb, Croatia