Cash Rebate

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Film industry incentive program offering a 20% cash rebate on qualified expenses incurred in Georgia.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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.
Additional Rebates:

An additional rebate of up to 5% is available if a production promotes Georgia as a destination by meeting the program’s “Cultural Test”.

A “One Stop Shop” for Film Production:

To streamline the production process, the Georgian government will help productions directly with the following services:

  • Location scouting
  • Assistance in acquiring permits issued by government institutions
  • Coordination and communication with various stakeholders

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In order to become cash rebate incentive beneficiary the following steps should be completed:

 

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