Spain offers a tax rebate of up to 50% to foreign producers of feature-length films, television series, animated films, and documentaries. The rebate amount depends on the region of Spain.
The Canary Islands provide 50% on the first million euros and 45% for the rest of the qualified expenditure made in Spain. Maximum rebate limit is presently 5.4 million euros (increase to 18 million euros expected soon).
Mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands provide an incentive of 30% on the first million euros and 25% for the rest of the expenditure made in Spain. The maximum rebate limit is 10 million Euros. Spanish companies registered in the Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute's register of audiovisual producers may access the rebate for all qualified expenses incurred in Spain. These include creative staff with a registered address in the country or in another European Union member state, with a maximum of 100,000 Euros per person/technician or complementary service. The minimum expense to qualify for Spain's rebate is 1 million Euros for features and TV series or 200,000 Euros for Animation and VFX projects. The Spanish company must apply for the refund during the month of July in the year following completion of filming.
Navarre is a chartered territory on the mainland with its own taxation system. Companies which are based in Navarre and registered in the Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute's register of audiovisual producers may benefit. A project filming a minimum one week can tap into an incentive of up to 35% for a mixed modality rebate of the corporation tax plus fiscal credit. If the tax to be paid is not high enough to cover the total amount of fiscal credit, the rest could be deducted from the Income Tax over the following years for a maximum of 15 years.
Let's discuss your project, and how we can work together to secure the rebate for it.
With all the essential production tools available in Spain, and an agreeable climate, there is still much more that attracts creatives to work with us here under the sunniest skies of Europe. Cultural icons of the classic nature share the spotlight with sport stars. Modern architecture stands tall in cosmopolitan cityscapes populated by a cast of characters demonstrating the diversity of Spain’s millenary history. The spirit of fiesta fun takes on new forms in the creative's eye in cities where the turn of a corner can reveal locations with a cool groove next to those that pack a punch.
There is creative inspiration in these lands from the Costa Brava Salvador Dalí called home, down the Mediterranean coast graced by Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences to the Almeria badlands of Spaghetti Westerns across to Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas. To the west across endless prairies, a turn north leads to evergreen mountains towering over the Atlantic Ocean. At sea, the Balearic and Canary Islands enhance the colorful palette.
It is in this sunniest corner of Europe where we have a whole world of locations within a 90-minute drive of the capital city, Madrid. The seaside port of Barcelona is a favored film hub with its own unique spectrum of visual delight. No surprise Spain locations – from dramatic mountain ranges to fertile plains to striking deserts – are the chosen backdrop for works spanning generations from the likes of filmmakers like Orson Welles and Sergio Leone to George Lucas and Ridley Scott, as well as photographers from Robert Capa and Eve Arnold to Peter Lindbergh and Annie Leibovitz.
A number of talented pros have called on our team to deliver all that Spain has to offer. Filmmakers like Nisha Ganatra, Maison Vignaux, Stewart Maclennan, Suzie and Leo, and Jared Knecht.
Our below-the-line services have facilitated first-rate film, photo and social marketing campaigns produced by Lucas Films for Star Wars - Han Solo, Disney for The Eternals with Angelina Jolie, Universal Pictures for Bourne with Matt Damon, Warner for In The Heart of the Sea, Warner for Wrath of the Titans, HBO for Game of Thrones, Paramount for Allied with Brad Pitt. Commercial campaigns for Mugler, H&M, Swarovski, Mercedes Benz, VW, Adidas and P&G.
That makes us the ideal local production partner to provide quality, cost-effective results you can see in frame.
Our experience at securing the local tax rebate for a Hollywood studio feature films including Solo – A Star Wars Story, Fast and Furious 6, Allied, Jason Bourne, In The Heart Of The Sea, and TV series like Doctor Who and The Witcher, underscores an advantage of producing feature films and TV series with us in Spain.
Shooting an independent film on a budget that won’t qualify for incentives? Or perhaps a commercial? Let’s talk numbers. We’re a straight-talking shop prepared for constructive dialogue that can deliver the best shoot for your budget.
We feel privileged to have earned the trust of clients from around the globe to produce and service projects featuring top-notch professionals such as Renee Stewart, Lewis Hamilton, Angelique Kerber and Riley Harper.
Celia is Head of Production at the PSN Spain Partner office based in Barcelona. EP Marko Schiebeck recruited her in 2018 following Celia’s two-year venture in her home country where she spearheaded production services for the PSN Peru Partner.
Celia learned filmmaking at the New York Film Academy after earning a degree in communications and public relations from the American University of Washington DC. Celia soon moved to Los Angeles to work under Bec Smith at United Talent Agency where she coordinated the agency’s calendar for film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto.
She then returned to her hometown of Lima and worked as an EP at Patria Producciones where she helmed many important film and commercial productions.
In 2014 she collaborated with Antonio Sarria in the creation of Sangre, another important production house in Peru. During the years that followed, Celia worked on and off as a freelancer, notably participating in the production of a Mario Testino fundraising gala.
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”.