The cash rebate, funded by the Portugal Tourism Institute, applies to film and TV with the minimum qualified Portuguese production expenses (QPPE) of €500.000,00 for fiction and animation and €250.000,00 for documentaries and post-production.
- Films, TV and VOD productions- national and foreign (line/services) films, official and international physical co-productions;
- Incentive: 25% or 30% of QPPE- rebate rate is determined by a "Cultural Test" that focuses on the project characteristics.
- First come first served basis.
- Maximum recap per project of €4M (circa $5M).
The €4M cash rebate per production, and yearly fiscal estimates, are just budgetary place markers, not inscribed allocations. The incentive management authority has the funds and legal autonomy to expand them both as to accommodate any particular projects it approves. Projects submitted for appreciation will be notified of a final binding decision of approval within 30 days, upon which cash rebate instalments will be made available.
- Upfront payments in instalments.
- Above-the-line expenses are considered QPPE until the limit of 35% of total QPPE.
- Appreciation timing: 20 working days.
The World Travel Awards have voted it so three consecutive years, and we’re not at all surprised.
As if Portugal’s wide range of scenic backdrops including medieval castles, traditional villages, captivating cities and golden beaches, weren’t enough, it’s mild climate and blue sky make it a perfect place to base your next production.
Lisbon is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It blends traditional heritage with striking modernism effortlessly. Every corner is worth a visit. You will not be disappointed whilst scouting the next backdrop to your story in this city. It has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. You can feel this all underfoot when walking its cobblestone streets and intricately-laid, stone sidewalks.
Lisbon is Portugal’s main film hub. Every spot in the city brings to the table different moods and uniqueness, from Alfama to Belem, Chiado to Parque das Nações. Only an hour or so away you can delve into the pine-covered hills of Sintra or the fishing town of Cascais.
To the north are the record-breaking waves of Nazaré that attract surfers worldwide. Charming seaside towns dot this coastline with white-washed architecture and characteristic tiles. At the mouth of the vineyard-lined Douro river lies the regional capital of Porto, home of port wine.
South of Lisbon lies the vast estuary and sweeping coastlines of Setubal. These lowlands rise to sheer cliffs overlooking the Atlantic along the Vicentina coast. At the furthest point south on the mainland is the Algarve region, a favorite of holiday-makers seeking sun, sand and golf on the dozens of courses dotting this hilly countryside.
The Portuguese archipelagos of Azores and Madeira blend lush vegetation and volcanic landscapes strewn with unforgettably scenic drives. Fresh locations are the reward awaiting filmmakers and photographers prepared to transport equipment and crew to the islands for their projects.
Portugal can be unmistakable as itself or it can blend into any European-looking country you’re looking to replicate. You can highlight its unique flavor or transform it into any scenery you wish. The Portuguese weather agrees with most any plan. Summers are hot and dry. The spring and autumn are pleasant while a mild winter makes it a desirable place to shoot year-round.
But Portugal has much more than its natural assets to offer. Casting diversity is enriched by the flow of migrants from former colonies in Latin America and Africa. It also counts with an experienced team of professionals guided by a distinguishable work-ethic. And as the Portuguese people are known for their hospitality, you’ll always feel at home and taken care of while working here.
We’ve had the luxury to collaborate with talented filmmakers like Vincent Haycock, Russell Bates, Antoine Bardou Jacquet and Peter Lydon, work on campaigns for brands such as Marimekko, Mercedes Benz, Funding Circle and Jimdo and featuring celebrities such as Neil Patrick Harris and Winnie Harlow.
Marko Schiebeck has experience in over 1000 commercials, still photo and film shoots and has been paving his way up to his current EP role in Portugal and Spain for over two decades. He has travelled and shot in almost every continent in the world, establishing himself in Germany, Spain, United States, and more recently, Portugal.
Marko is known for his leadership, hard-work and dedication to every single project he encounters, finding its specificities and making the most of each one. He makes problem solving look easy. His extreme passion towards his work is an inspiration for his team and a comfort for his clients.
Marko is a native Berliner, but Iberia is a second home to him. Marko founded his own service company here in 2005 with fellow German, Andreas Wentz and native Canarian, Juan Cano “Nono”.