PSN Ukraine taps you into film incentives in Ukraine as well as Georgia.
In support for the local film industry, Ukraine offers from 2018 an incentive to co-productions filmed in the country. To qualify, projects should pass a culture test and have a minimum total budget of 750,000 Euros for feature films, 560,000 Euros for TV drama series, 320,000 Euros for commercials and music videos, 190,000 Euros for tele-movies, and 120,000 Euros for documentaries. The available rebate is 10% for actor's fee and 16.6% of other Qualifying Expenses made in Ukraine. Note that in the case of commercials, 10% of the rebate must be reinvested to support Ukrainian debut films. Companies registered in Ukraine or foreign producers working under contract with a Ukrainian production company like PSN Ukraine may apply.
There are three sources in Ukraine that provide co-production funding, ranging from 20% to 50% of the overall budget if a script passes the cultural test:
- Film State Fund
- Ministry of Culture Fund
- Culture Development Fund
Georgia also offers an incentive to co-productions filmed in the country. Feature films, tele-movies, television drama series, and mini-series (including pilots) with a minimum total production budget of $250,000 USD may benefit. A minimum total production budget of $150,000 for documentaries, commercials, reality-shows, and music videos may also benefit. The available rebate is 20% of Qualifying Expenses. Up to an additional 5% rebate can be achieved for projects scoring well on a culture test. Local and foreign producers with a company registered in Georgia may apply.
Reach out and tell us more about your project so we can work together to take advantage of the incentives that best fit.
Film-friendly Ukraine has so much going for it that not even the troubled times of late could stop the cameras from rolling.
The devaluation of Ukrainian currency occurred 3 times in 2014-2015, making an already inexpensive country hard to beat at low-cost film production in Europe. The flexibility of non-union crews and relaxed permit arrangements are also a draw.
We have professional, English-speaking film crews plus a broad casting database offering a variety of nationalities and cheap extras. We also produce with top set designers and art directors able to transform locations and build massive new sets in a short amount of time with minimal funds.
Easy access to the most difficult locations, such as airports, subway stations, military bases, stadiums, and more is another reason to look our way. Permits to shoot at locations that are prohibitive elsewhere can be arranged in Ukraine at surprisingly low costs.
We have the newest equipment available at the highest specifications. Besides a modern range of cameras and lenses, our Ukrainian rental houses can provide specific units of 3 axis cranes, gyro-stabilized remote systems, Flight Head, Russian Arm, vehicle mounts, motion control and motion capture systems.
In September 2005, Ukraine introduced visa-free entry for citizens of the USA, European Union, Switzerland, and Japan. This simplified entries, decreased travelers’ expenses, and makes last-minute planning possible. Once in Ukraine, our local hospitality is sure to give clients and agency guests an enjoyable stay during the shoot.
Ukraine is a very diverse country where you can shoot everything from sandy beaches to Carpathian Mountains. Landscapes differ from small hills with foliose and coniferous forests to the crags and snow-covered hills. Across a land mass larger than France you will find hundreds of castles, palaces, and wooden churches. There are also distinct town halls, mosques, and cave monasteries. The architecture is a display of historical influences in Ukraine that date back from medieval times up through to European, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods.
And if that’s not enough, let us take you further to Georgia and Kazakhstan, where we’ve produced a number of projects for the local and international market.
Executive Producer, Accomplice Media.