Georgia is a relatively small but very diverse country in terms of architectural styles, climate and landscapes. You can shoot snowcapped mountains and sunny beach shores in just one day. While captivating the fusion of medieval and modern architecture with Asian, European and Soviet styles makes it possible to double as Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe among many other countries.Georgia is a very cost-effective destination. Direct production expenses such as hiring crews, equipment etc. are much lower than in other Eastern European countries, with the additional incentives of low cost goods and living.
All this will save you big numbers in budget.Georgia offers foreign producers a business-friendly and safe environment with fast, transparent business processes, flexible labor market, low and flat taxes. Country has modern infrastructure with well-developed roads and rail system, several local airports connecting different parts of the country and 3 international airports with both direct and indirect flights from major European cities.
‘Film in Georgia’ was launched in 2016 and is administered jointly by the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Culture of Georgia. The incentive offers 20-25% cash back on qualified local spend to both international and local productions. The project is very competitive, with easy to apply system, no content requirement for the initial 20%, easy to meet cultural test for additional 5% and financial/non-financial assistance offered to both international/local productions. More information on ‘Film in Georgia’ Last but not least, Georgia has a very film-friendly Government and society in general.