For producers seeking a location that possesses both natural beauty and a bustling urban landscape, the Czech Republic fits the bill. The country has a long and illustrious film industry (think Milos Forman) and is the site of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival every summer, which gathers indie filmmakers and studios alike in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains. Plus, the country delivers a 20% rebate on qualifying spend.
The 20% spend applies to qualifying spend in the Czech Republic. There is also a 66% rebate on withholding tax paid in the Czech Republic by international cast and crew. Additionally, there is no cap on per-project grants, and there is no sunset date on the program – a big plus for producers seeking stability. Read more.