The incentives on offer in Serbia attract a wider range of film projects than most countries. And they pay back 25% of Qualifying Serbian Spend.
The minimum local expenditure varies by genre:
*Feature-length films for cinema and TV: 300,000.00 EUR. TV series: 100,000.00 EUR per episode.
*Animated film, audio, and/or visual post-production of an audiovisual work: 150,000.00 EUR.
*Special-purpose film/TV commercials: 100,000.00 EUR.
*Documentary films: 50,000.00 EUR.
Qualifying formats must meet these criteria:
*Feature film, TV film, feature-length documentary film and animated film intended for broadcasting that last at least 70 minutes.
*TV series containing at least three episodes not shorter than 40 minutes.
*Documentary programmes not shorter that 40 minutes.
*Post-production or VFX for any of the above-mentioned formats.
We have experience ensuring our client productions qualify for the rebate.
Let's discuss filming your project in Serbia.
The tax rebate programme has given a massive boost to the Serbian filmmaking industry, converting it into a very film-friendly destination. What’s more, passport holders from a wide range of countries do not require a visa. Belgrade has excellent connectivity with the rest of the world with many airlines connecting to Serbia.
Serbia has an incredibly diverse set of locations to offer, from modern to medieval, national parks with rivers and mountain ranges. Multiple locations are all within easy traveling distance. For example, Kalemegdan Fortress situated on the convergence of the Sava and Danube rivers, in an urban area of modern Belgrade, can be used for shoots as a castle, fortress, ruined city, or just as a park.
Up in the Dinaric Alps there is Tara Mountain, the peculiar rock formation of Devil’s Town, nominated in the New Seven Wonders of Nature campaign; National Parks like Kopanoik or Derdap, with the fortress of Golubac. The capital city of Belgrade and second largest city Novi Sad contrast with Niš, one of the oldest cities in Europe.
Serbia has recently increased its tax rebate for all productions to 25%. It is one of the few countries worldwide to extend this rebate to commercials, documentaries, and short films.
Serbia has world-class studio facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, English-speaking crew, and film-friendly locations. It's a simple and efficient process to apply for permits to shoot in most places in Serbia. We offer a competitive bid to our clients interested in shooting in this region.
PSN Romania brings its expertise to Serbia with a dedicated Belgrade office to provide clients with a broader variety of locations in one of the most cost-effective production territories of Europe.