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Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive (Foreign Film)

Objectives:

To encourage and attract large-budget films and television productions and post-production work that will contribute towards employment creation, enhancement of international profile, and increase the country’s creative and technical skills base.

Benefits:

  • Shooting on location in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated as 20% of QSAPE. A cap of R50 million will be applicable.

  • Shooting on location in South Africa and conducting post-production with a Qualifying South African Post-Production Expenditure (QSAPPE) of R1.5 million in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated at 22,5% of QSAPE and QSAPPE (an additional 2,5%, cumulative 22,5%)

  • Shooting on location in South Africa and conducting post-production with a QSAPPE of R3 million and above in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated as 25% of QSAPE and QSAPPE (an additional 5%, cumulative 25%).

  • Foreign post-production with QSAPPE of R1.5 million, the incentive is calculated at 22,5% of QSAPPE.

  • Foreign post-production with QSAPPE of R3 million and above the incentive is calculated at 25% of QSAPPE.
  • Eligible Enterprises:

    Foreign-owned qualifying productions and South African qualifying post-production work with:

    • QSAPE of R12 million and above, provided that at least 50% of the principal photography schedule is filmed in South Africa, for a minimum of four weeks.

    • QSAPPE of R1.5 million and above, provided that 100% of the post-production is conducted in South Africa, for a minimum of two weeks.

    • An applicant must be a Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle (SPCV) incorporated in the Republic of South Africa solely for the purpose of the production and/or post-production of the film or television project.

    • An applicant must be the entity responsible for all activities involved in the production and/or post-production in South Africa and must have access to full financial information for the whole production and post-production worldwide.

    • Only one entity per production and/or post-production for film, animation and television drama or documentary series is eligible for the incentive.

    • The applicant must comply fully with its obligations in terms of the Legal Deposit Act 54 of 1997.

    Application Forms and Guidelines:

    Contacts:

    Dimakatso Kgomo  DKGomo@thedti.gov.za    +27 (12) 394 1462

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