Estonia
provides up
to 30% cash
rebate
for
features
and TV.

The Film Estonia production incentive supports the production of feature films, feature documentaries, animation films, animation series, high-end TV-drama and the post-production of all before mentioned works. An application can be made for international production service or co-production to receive a cash rebate up to 30% on eligible production costs.

The scheme
is open
for:

  • feature films with a budget of at least € 1 million;
  • feature animation with a budget of at least € 2 million;
  • short animation with a budget of at least € 250 000;
  • animation series with overall budget of at least € 500 000;
  • high-end TV-drama with a budget of at least € 200 000 per single episode;
  • feature documentary with a budget of at least € 200 000.

The level of
support
is
determined

by amount of the Estonian production costs that are both eligible and directly spent on parties that are subject to Estonian taxation, multiplied by 20%, 25% or 30%.


PRODUCTION
MINIMUM RATE OF
OVERALL BUDGET
(€)
MINIMUM RATE OF ELIGIBLE COSTS OF
ESTONIAN PRODUCTION STAGE
(€)
THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT
20%
25%
30%
Feature film
1,000,000
200,000
400,000
500,000
Full-length animation film
2,000,000
100,000
200,000
300,000
Short animation film
250,000
70,000
100,000
150,000
Animation series (the series in total)
500,000
70,000
100,000
150,000
1 episode of television series
200,000
70,000
100,000
150,000
Documentary film
200,000
70,000
100,000
150,000

ONLY POST-PRODUCTION
MINIMUM RATE OF
OVERALL BUDGET
(€)
MINIMUM RATE OF ELIGIBLE COSTS OF
ESTONIAN PRODUCTION STAGE
(€)
THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT
20%
25%
30%
Feature film
1,000,000
30,000
50,000
80,000
Full-length animation film
2,000,000
30,000
50,000
80,000
Short animation film
250,000
30,000
50,000
80,000
Animation series (the series in total)
500,000
30,000
50,000
80,000
1 episode of television series
200,000
30,000
50,000
80,000
Documentary film
200,000
30,000
50,000
80,000

The report on costs is audited within 30 days of the submission by the applicant of the documents. The payment is made within 10 days of the date of approval of the report.

Regional
Film Funds

Aside the national Cash Rebate,
Estonia has two regional film funds:

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INFORMATION