Productions can benefit from „Film in Georgia“ – incentive scheme, offering 20+5% cash back on qualified local expenditures, including post production and international crew and cast. „Film in Georgia“ is jontly administrated by the Ministry of Economy of Georgia and the Ministry of Culture of Georgia.
Initial 20% has no content requirement or cultural test and productons apply online.
International and local productions must be registered as legal entities in Georgia.
Projects must lead to the production of a feature film, TV film, TV series or mini-series (pilot episodes are eligible), animation, documentary film, commercial, reality show, or music video.
At least 50% of the total production budget should be in place at the time of application.
Expenses must be directly related to the filmmaking process to qualify.
If production qualifies for the rebate, a refund up to 1,000,000 GEL will be approved automatically. Projects requesting a higher rebate require special approval of the government of Georgia
Production in Georgia must be completed within 24 months after acceptance to the rebate program.
Cash Rebate +5%
Additional rebate of up to 5% is a post release part of the scheme and is available if a producton promotes Georgia by meeting the program’s „Cultural Test“.