The Lithuanian Film Tax Incentive offers an opportunity to save up to 30% of the film production budget through a private investment scheme.
Foreign filmmakers must cooperate with a local production company like ours to submit the application. The local company will assume responsibility for finding a local film donor willing to invest up to 30% of your production budget in exchange of a reduced corporate income tax.
This win-win sees foreign film production companies receive financial assistance for filmmaking in Lithuania; private donors in return can deduct the amount granted for the filmmaking process from their taxable income. The estimated net profit for the donor participating in the scheme is up to 11,25%.
The incentive is available for the production of feature films, TV dramas, documentaries, and animated films. It includes domestically produced, co-produced, or commissioned films. At least 80% of eligible film production costs must be incurred in Lithuania. The total amount of eligible spend in Lithuania must exceed 43,000 EUR.
Qualification for funding also relies on a project meeting cost and script criteria. Reach out to us with details so we can assist in the assessment to secure funds for your project.
Baltic countries have played host to many foreign production crews over the years. The success of HBO’s Chernobyl most recently shined a spotlight on Lithuania. But together with our neighboring Latvia, the Baltics have witnessed some Stranger Things, endured BBC’s War & Peace, and hosted such royals as Anna Karenina, Elizabeth I, and Catherine The Great.
The countries have also become a beloved destination for foreign advertising producers seeking to achieve best quality for best cost on video and stills projects. Our team’s ability to provide comprehensive, high-quality service has already attracted production houses like Iconoclast, Blink, Wanda, Prettybird, La Pac, Insurrection, Tony Petersen Film, Solab, Caviar, and Partizan to work with us on the local execution of projects for top-tier brands lensed by directors such as Gordon von Steiner, Reynald Gresset, Jeff Low, Matt Lambert, Los Perez, and Manu Cossu.
Highly professional and experienced English-speaking, non-union crews meet the most demanding of requirements. From the most skilled set constructors to tech-savvy technicians, the Baltics crews you up with great talents in each department who have dozens of big foreign production jobs up their sleeves. 12-hour days are standard, but overtime is still a common practice if needed.
No matter if it is the dense pine forests kissing the virgin Latvian coast of the Baltic sea or impressive brutalist architecture gems in the heart of Vilnius, captivating locations in close proximity can be found whichever direction you turn your camera. Permitting and availability further demonstrate the production friendliness of Lithuania. Vast green fields and UNESCO-acclaimed sand dunes meet 18th-century manors and glass skyscrapers right here in this foothold of Europe.
Having the perfect four seasons throughout the year is handy but not always ideal timing for the story, and that is when set building steps into the conversation. With low prices for a solid and quality product, set constructors are ready to manufacture every single detail needed for a perfect backdrop. Props and costumes come in every size, shape, and period, no matter if you envision the 15th or 25th centuries.
Local suppliers are already used to serving multiple film, commercial, and photo projects concurrently. They stay up to speed with the latest innovations and fulfil the most advanced requirements. Our longstanding partnerships with them ensure we’re prepared for most any request.
Our hardworking teams are always at the ready to put it all into play as we help you to execute the best possible and impossible solutions for projects of any scale.
The technical challenge of each new brief is what has driven Ramojus to his success at shooting more than 400 commercials to date. Between the servicing of foreign projects, he has produced an award-winning animation film, shorts, a feature, and TV series.
Ramojus joined Aurimas Pukevičius to launch their own shop in 2012 following formative years at MTV Baltics and a leading local production company.
Blink producer, Andrew Studholme