There is a 20% cash rebate on local production expenditure to encourage foreign producers to shoot feature films, TV series, and documentaries in Czech Republic. No incentive is offered for commercial projects.
There is no cap on the total rebate, but there is a minimum qualified expense:
o CZK 15 million (EUR 556,400) for a theatrical, TV, and animated feature (at least 70 min. per episode)
o CZK 2 million (EUR 74,200) for a documentary feature (at least 70 min. per episode)
o CZK 8 million (EUR 296,700) for an episode of a TV series (at least 30 min. per episode)
o CZK 1 million (EUR 37,100) for an episode of animated series (at least 5 min. per episode)
In addition to the 20% cash incentive, there is up-to-10% rebate on qualifying international spend (calculated as 66% rebate on withholding tax paid in the Czech Republic by international cast & crew), with maximum eligible costs set at 80 % of the total budget. Payment in two instalments can be arranged.
Applications and rebates are not fixed to specific dates. Timing is a prime consideration since a service agreement must be signed, and at least 10 shooting days in Czech Republic must have been completed within 4 months after submission of the application.
We are positioned to assist producers with further qualification requisites such as a cultural test and tax residency in Czech Republic.
Contact us with details about your project for us to assist.
The Czech film industry is building upon its solid reputation with steady growth, keeping up with all the developments in the field and contributing innovations and creativity to the world of cinematography. Film crews in the Czech Republic have top-tier skills and resources expected of leading film hubs around the world – at a fraction of the cost.
Here in the heartland of Bohemia, a number of large-scale film productions have also taken advantage of our abundance of historical landmarks. We have the highest density of castles and chateaux in all of Europe. Many are open to filming and within easy reach of Prague, thanks to the country's size and well-developed infrastructure.
The surrounding Czech countryside is a tableau of beautiful lakes, rolling hills, deep forests, and snow-capped mountains. Amidst its beauty producers also find authentically unique film sets like an old Russian Army base complete with trenches, props, and military vehicles like tanks and planes.
Prague is a film-friendly city allowing all kinds of shooting permits. Need to close a popular bridge for stunt scenes? Let us show you how.
The Czech Republic has sufficient studio space, equipment, and crew to handle multiple productions of various sizes at the same time. Stages of all sizes and world-class post facilities are ready to plug and play for producers. We work closely with the postproduction house UPP to accomplish feats like the transformation of a 19-thousand-seat stadium with 350 extras to a packed stadium four times that size.
Over the years we’ve had the honor of working with renowned directors like Guillermo del Toro or Tim Pope to deliver full film support locally for their projects. Producers of feature films, TV series, and documentary can now tap into our experience while accessing a local 20% tax rebate.
We look forward to working with foreign producers to develop and execute their projects in our Central European homeland where there is an optimal balance of quality and costs for productions of all genres.
Petr Keller began by producing TV commercials, servicing campaigns for major clients such as Amex, Amstel, Danone, Ford, Kia, Kraft, Nescafe, Nestle, Pepsi, and T-Mobile. He also provided local below-the-line support for Hellboy, and he is credited on many other feature films. Over the years he’s worked with some outstanding individuals, including director Guillermo Del Toro Read more...
John Beveridge, EP.