Iceland offers a Tax Rebate for all international productions. This incentive targets feature films, TV dramas, series, and animations.
Reimbursements from the State Treasury equal to 25% of the costs incurred during production in Iceland as of 2017. Eligibility will be evaluated through a cultural test which focuses on Icelandic and EEA (European Economic Area) provisions.
If more than 80% of the production cost of a film or television program is incurred in Iceland, the rebate is calculated on the basis of the total production costs incurred in the EEA.
The application process is relatively simple and straightforward. Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Industries prior to the starting date of the production.
Send us an inquiry regarding your project, and we'll help you work through all the details. We hope to see you soon in Iceland!
We played host to about 60 visiting crew and 17 talent from the US during this 7-day shoot in 2013. Another 90 local crew and 5 local talent filmed with the US group on two south coast locations to capture the otherworldliness essential to the script.
Iceland’s 20% incentive (since raised to 25% tax rebate) delivered significant savings on the €5-6 million local expenditure.
Watch the BTS film.
Title: Interstellar - Director: Christopher Nolan - DoP: Hoyte Van Hoytema - Production Company: Warner Brothers, Paramount, Legendary, Syncopy - Producer: Jake Myers, Jordan Goldberg - Production Service: Sagafilm - Location: Iceland Glacier and water
Beggi Jonsson puts 25 years film industry experience at the helm of PSN. During work as location manager, production manager, and producer, he’s accrued credits including Game of Thrones, Fortitude, and the recent TV series co-production, Thin Ice. Beggi ensures smooth execution of production services and remote production (RPS) across Iceland and Greenland.
US Line Producer Phil Robertson, COSMOS shoot for National Geographic in Iceland.