The Korean Film Council provides a filmmaking incentive of 20-25% to producers of feature films, television series, and documentaries financed by at least 80% foreign capital. Commercials do not qualify.
A minimum of 3-day shoot with qualified expenditure of 100 million KRW (approx. USD 90,000) can access a 20% cash return. The rebate increases to 25% for a minimum 10-day shoot making qualified expenditure of 2 billion KRW (approx. USD 1.8 million).
The incentive is granted upon favorable review by committee taking into consideration the extent to which the work promotes tourism and contributes to the Korean film industry and the degree to which the foreign producer participates in the production.
Share the details of your project with us for a first assessment and consideration of how best to tap into South Korea?s film incentive.
If this happens to be your first opportunity to shoot in South Korea, we can assure you that it won’t be the last. A wide range of locations, top crew, and cutting-edge tools on hand all contribute toward South Korea shoots offering optimum value for your budget.
The range of colorful shoot locations in South Korea is multiplied by the four distinct seasons. All in a compact country where you can travel from skyscrapers to towering trees in no time. Your location choice of a traditional house preserved as historical landmark or futuristic architecture is always enhanced by the totally different looks and colors of each season. And let’s not forget the weather forecasts - a reflection of our talent for precision!
South Korea’s offering of the latest production equipment and incorporation of the latest techniques is a further demonstration of how our reputation contributes to the success of your shoot. The bonus is that South Korean crew are well experienced at shooting overseas. They now offer the great stage that is their homeland with all the production experience you could expect of a top-drawer local industry, servicing everything from commercial to feature-length projects, where our team collaborates with veteran film producer Yi Jongho (IMDB).
Creative Director JWT Kuala Lumpur.