France offers a Tax Rebate for International Production (TRIP) of non-French projects that are completely or partly made in France. Commercial productions are not eligible. This incentive targets feature film, TV dramas, series, and animation.
To be eligible, projects must pass a cultural test, which assesses European cultural elements in the story as well as French and European locations, characters, sources, landmarks, creators, crew, and French technical hubs. There's a minimum of 5 shooting days required for live-action. Animated productions and VFX-intensive projects have their own specific cultural test, acknowledging the specificities of the genre.
The amount allocated comprises 20% of the film expenditures (30% from beginning of 2016) incurred in France and caps at € 20 million per project (2016: € 30 million). The TRIP is given to the French company managing the production/animation/VFX in France on behalf of the foreign producer.
The minimum spend is either one million euros OR 50% of the total budget to be spent in France.
Please note that the TRIP exclusively targets non-French productions. Support for co-production, making a production French via a co-production treaty and the CNC, may be an alternative some producers wish to explore.
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