1998 Jesus A minimum of 30% the eligible expenditure can be obtained as a cash rebate by a qualifying production company once filming is complete. 2007 Warriors 2003 Troy 2005 Ghostboat In a TV series, episodes should depict or mention Malta with a minimum of 50% in each episode to be shot locally. The co-produced work must also meet the definition of a European cinematographic work set forth in Appendix II to the Convention. 2009 Moby Dick 1964 Mask of Janus 2002 Pinocchio 1969 David Copperfield 1992 Christopher Colombus – The Discovery Fortunately the government listened this time and also took heed of the advice pouring in from its own film commission. Cash rebate financial incentives whereby production companies in Malta may obtain a rebate of up to 22% of the eligible expenditure, which is granted upon completion of filming. Malta investment funds are usually promoted to authorised or experienced investors and are not subject to any investment or borrowing restrictions. 1986 Crash READ NEXT: WATCH: ’The First Vice’ Trailer - An Intimate Portrait Of Roberta Metsola, One Of Malta… 1985 Among Wolves Following recent amendments to regulations in Malta there is an opportunity for film producers to benefit from a cash incentive in the form of a grant given to eligible productions on qualifying expenditure incurred in Malta. 1953 Single Handed aka Sailor of the King Writers,Development,Production & Distribution Grants. 1982 Samraat Procedure: to apply an application must be made to the Malta Film Commission, including a detailed projection of the Malta budget for the production and completion of the Cultural Test as included in the application form. Film Incentives Malta to be featured prominently in the script and locations featured to be authentic. 1972 Mrs Pepperpot Registered Office:58, Triq San Żakkarija, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1130 - Malta Registration Number: C 2833 Bank of Valletta p.l.c. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. 2009 The Golgotha File 2001 Submerged Assistance may either be given in terms of directly supporting the above items of expenditure or in the form of a lump sum grant established on the basis of estimated costings. Malta has been a member of the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production since September 2001. Flights to and from Malta where there are direct routes served by Air Malta. 1986 The Fifth Missile 1987 Black Eagle One small country in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta, knows well the effect of a strong and thriving film industry. Creativity and an eye for detail coupled with our passion for the job and our islands convinced us to set up Malta Uncut – a company which focuses on people and relationships first and foremost. 2009 Cloud Above the Slope is a public limited company licensed to carry out the business of banking and investment services in terms of the Banking Act (Cap. 1970 Murphy’s War 1975 Sinbad in the Eye of the Tiger 2008 Agora 1978 Clash of the Titans 1980 Raise the Titanic Advertisement. A number of promotional slots are to be featured in TV films/episodes before the scheduled screening. 1968 Hieronymus Merkin It is typically a non-retail fund which is not subject to any restrictions on its investment or borrowing powers. 2007 Harbour of Hope 1953 The Malta Story Malta Producers’ Association calls out Malta Film Commission over its lack of consultation with local stakeholders. 1994 Hooked Investment aid – is offered in the form of tax credits to a qualifying productions in regards to an initial investment project. 1995 White Squall Other qualifying expenditure includes wardrobe rentals, courtesy payments, telecommunications, craft service, laundry and cleaning services and professional services. The Government remains fully committed, through logistical support and financial incentives, to generating income and publicity from filming in Malta.The key point of contact with the Government is the Malta Film Commission (under the Ministry of Tourism) which is based at the Malta Film Facilities.The Commission is often the first point of contact a production will have in Malta (we hope … 1984 Pirates 1993 Casque Bleu 2009 Commissario Rex 1968 Hellboats The tank was later kept in operation for other potential films and aka Malta Film Facilities or MFF was born. 2003 A Different Loyalty The rebate may amount to a maximum of 80% of the production budget. 1977 Midnight Express 2009 ‘Poirot’ Murder on the Orient Express FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR FILMING IN MALTA. Entering this maelstrom is Flight Lieutenant Peter Ross, an RAF photo-reconnaissance pilot. 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me The Commissioner has the discretion to award an additional 15% based on Maltese cultural elements and on the maximization of local resources. 1990 Howard’s Way 1972 Pulp MFF hosted several large films and mini-series like “Orca the Killer Whale” and “Christopher Columbus”. Financial incentive: Two-tier cash rebate system provides 40% for film services (including services related to post-production, artistic, and technical services), and another 20% for film logistical services (including services provided for transport, accommodation, and food) 2010 The Devil’s Double 1989 Scheherazade 2002 Dinotopia Malta Film Commission Incentives; The Energy And Water Agency Schemes; Arts Council Malta - Funds & Opportunities; Go Back Next . Share with a film lover! Of up to 22% of eligible Malta expenditure given to  qualifying productions once filming is complete. Up to 27% of the eligible expenditure can be obtained as a cash rebate by a qualifying production company once filming is complete. 2003 Byron Film France, the French Film Commission Laurie Ades / Jeremie Dubernet-Hardy Tel : + 33 (0)1 53 83 98 90 / 93 rebate@filmfrance.net CNC Anouk Deiller / Carl Thierry Tel : +33 (0)1 44 34 37 48 / 37 71 Anouk.Deiller@cnc.fr carl.thierry@cnc.fr There has never been a better time to film in Malta. “Over the past 20 years, the Film Commission’s efforts to support the local film industry resulted in various financing incentives, including a financing incentive program in 2005, the successful Malta Film Fund in 2008, and a Co-Production fund in 2014,” described Johann Grech, Malta Film Commissioner to Señal News. 2005 Blackbeard 1964 The Spies 1972 The Protectors 1931 Tell England aka The Battle of Gallipoli, 2010 Kammerspiel There are also no Maltese capital gains taxes imposed on the disposal of units in both prescribed and non-prescribed funds. Upon assessment, the Commission would grant a provisional approval within 3 weeks after receipt of the application. In the 2017 Budget, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna announced that plans have been made for the Malta Film Commission to offer a better package of incentives to attract more films to Malta, particularly optimal fiscal incentives. Co-Production Fund. 1978 Force Ten From Navarone In a TV series, episodes should depict or mention Malta with a minimum of 50% in each episode to be shot locally. The growing list of titles featuring Malta in their credits is impressive, and include some major blockbusters. 2001 Swept Away 2008 Varus The MTA will consider partially sponsoring the following elements of the production which also includes the initial scouting and technical recces. 2005 Pamir The production company is to engage the services of a local production manager and priority should be given to hiring local cast and crew. 1999 U-571 1982 Reilly Ace of Spies 1971 Zeppelin 1988 Leviathan 1979 Popeye 1976 Orca The Killer Whale Producers decry lack of consultation over film industry incentives. The MTA are authorized to use the footage for marketing purposes only after the film/TV episode have been released to the general public. Funding is through national funds and is awarded to qualifying companies with qualifying productions that 2000 Close and Innocent Qualifying Productions: feature films, television productions, mini-series, animation and documentaries are all eligible for the incentives, as long as they are at least partially produced in Malta. 2006 What We Did On Our Holiday 2005 Munich 1972 Sweeney 2 1984 Christopher Colombus Investment aid for audiovisual facilities is also available under the Malta Enterprise Act, which is offered in the form of tax credits to a qualifying company in respect to an initial investment project in relation to qualifying expenditure. 2006 The Roman Mysteries 2002 Daniel Deronda Along with locations, film tax incentives play a huge role in determining the most cost-effective places for filming. MALTA FILM COMMISSION Malta Film Studios Kalkara, KKR 9062 Malta +356 2180 9135 [email protected] 1989 Erik the Viking Productions which satisfy a cultural test can benefit from a rebate up to 40% of eligible expenditure. For more than 50 years, international producers have been coming to Malta, Gozo and Comino to shoot movies and TV productions. 1978 The Martian Chronicles 2005 The Da Vinci Code The final approval would be granted upon review of a final application, including audited accounts and a detailed analysis of the production expenditure in Malta, after shooting is completed – with the rebate being given no later than 5 months from the date of receipt of the final application. 2002 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2002 Held der Gladiatoren All expenditure submitted should be net of V.A.T, currently 18%, which is fully refundable on all goods and services. 2000 Paul of Tarsus 5% - Malta features as Malta or local usage of facilities; 5% - Maximization of local resources; 25% on all eligible animation/VFX expenditure. Once these conditions have been fulfilled, the Convention assimilates all co-productions, which have been given the prior approval of the competent authorities of the Parties, with national films; i.e. It is important to note that Malta is not the first country to offer cash rebates to filmmakers. Malta to be featured prominently in the script and locations featured to be authentic. 2004 Die Patriachin 2007 Roman Mysteries 2 High standards, quality and innovation are keywords at the Malta Uncut office. The Government of Malta has recently upgraded the cash rebates for filmmakers making the financial guidelines more attractive to the film industry. 1983 Trenchcoat 1985 Iron Warrior 1966 Casino Royale Combined with a generous filming incentive support, which comes in the guise of a 30% base rebate (rising to 40% if the production meets specific conditions), Malta is often on the shortlist of major international shoots looking to film water-based scenes in a controlled environment. Although each production is treated on a case by case basis, the film production company will be required to comply with the following artistic merits in order to qualify for consideration for financial assistance. 1984 Remington Steele In line with the film commission's recommendations, Scerri-Ferrante recommended a minimum rebate of 20% with an added incentive for films showing Malta as Malta. These incentives are in the form of a cash rebate given to qualifying companies on eligible production expenditure incurred in Malta, with qualifying EU expenditure on the island also being eligible. Cash rebates are subject to State Aid Approval. 2002 Helen of Troy 1997 The Count of Monte Cristo 1942 and the island of Malta is battling for survival. Cultural Test for difficult audiovisual works. 2005 Miracles of Jesus In 1980 a second tank, this time concave-shaped, was built by British producer Lord Grade for the film “Raise the Titanic”. As with all Malta Investment Funds, Malta offers a low tax, cost-effective and flexible environment to Media Funds Operators and investment advisers established in Europe and the US. 1992 The Voyage Qualifying Expenditure: covers expenditure incurred during production in Malta on EU services, for example: EU below-the-line labour, accommodation, transportation equipment and hire, location fees, catering services, per diems, leasing of offices, computer equipment, props, property,  animals, equipment, vehicles, and boats. The frequency of international filming in Malta increased tenfold over the last two decades, with a noticeable climb … Cultural Test. Qualifying productions are required to present a provisional application to the Malta Film Commission, including a detailed projection of the Malta budget for the … 2007 Kryminalni Qualifying Productions: feature films, television productions, mini-series, animation and documentaries are all eligible for the incentives, as long as they are at least partially produced in Malta. The incentives are in the form of a cash rebate of up to 25% with an additional of 2% if Malta is culturally featured as Malta) on costs incurred on EU crew and services during filming in Malta. Value Added Tax, stands at 18% and is fully refundable to productions on all goods and services. For films which portray Malta as Malta and/or have special Maltese cultural content, the rebate can be as high as 35%. 2007 Carabinieri The Malta Tourism Authority is offering financial assistance for film and television productions that choose to film in Malta depicting ‘Malta' directly. 1968 A Twist of Sand they are entitled to the benefits granted to the latter. Over the past 17 years, the Film Commission’s efforts to support the local film industry resulted in various financing incentives, including a financing incentive programme in 2005, the successful Malta Film Fund in 2008, and a Co-Production fund in 2014. 1974 The Mackintosh Man Malcolm Scerri-Ferrante writes about how financial incentives for foreign producers and the engagement of local crews can be affected by new fixes. 1990 Killer Cruise 1968 Vendetta of the Saint, Citizenship & Residency – Non EU Nationals, Malta Citizenship by Investment – Individual Investor Programme (IIP), Malta Citizenship & Residency Programmes – Comparison, Intellectual Property Outsourcing Management, Shipping – Malta Tonnage Tax System – Full Tax Exemption. 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