25% Cash Rebate - Fast & Simple

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25% Cash Rebate – Fast & Simple

 

With their focus on audiovisual industry growth, Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) now offers a 25% cash rebate for film production costs accrued in Finland.

 

Brief overview

 

  • Eligible costs include pre-production, production and post production, in Finland
  • For Finnish and foreign production companies
  • Feature films, documentaries, serial fiction and animation

 

Production

 

The rebate is available for both Finnish and international production companies. Other audiovisual companies which produce parts of the production can also be eligible. However, government institutions or other State-owned companies are not eligible for the rebate.

 

The production must be based on cultural values and include artistic and creative work. A Finnish co-producer or production coordinator is a requirement of the rebate.

 

Rebate

 

Eligible costs occurred in Finland can be maximum 80 % of the total production budget. Tekes considers costs from the date of the rebate application registration until all required documentation has been submitted for a final decision. Tekes pays out the rebate against actual costs.

 

The rebate covers goods, services and taxed salaries. Other costs may include travel expenses, producer’s fees, overheads or costs related to making the production more accessible for people with disabilities.

 

The rebate does not cover VAT, legal or financial services, marketing or distribution costs.

 

The rebate is paid out approximately 3 weeks after the final decision has been made.

 

Need not apply

 

Commercials, promotional products, reality and talk shows, music videos, sports events and training videos are all ineligible for the rebate.

 

Application

 

The applications are first come, first served until the annual budget of 10 million euros is depleted. Tekes recommends that you contact them when preparing plans for the production in Finland. The application itself is through an online service and requires a Finnish business ID (from the co-producer or production coordinator).

 

For more information on the rebate, its conditions or to apply:

Application instructions

General terms and conditions

FAQ

 

TEKES contact information

 

Merja Salonen, Product Manager
Tel. +358 (0)2950 55974
merja.salonen(at)tekes.fi

Kaisa Holma
Tel. +358 (0)2950 55221
kaisa.holma(at)tekes.f

Antti Salminen
Tel. +358 (0)2950 55273
antti.salminen(at)tekes.fi

 

Or for more information, visit Tekes Audiovisual Industry Campaign.

 

The Finnish Lapland Film Commission is happy to help you with any stage of the application process, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and requests.

 

anna.niemela@houseoflapland.fi

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