Incentives

Shooting in Russia is cheap. Local filming production services can be up to 3 times cheaper than average in Europe.

In addition to that economic advantage several Russian regions are introducing local incentives programs in 2017. The pioneering regions are Kaliningrad oblast and Primorsky Krai  where a production company can get back up to 20% and 15%, correspondently.

Primorsky Krai

Nature of Fund:

Regional

Nature of Funding:

Selective

Type of Incentive:

Cash Grant

Project Type(s):

Feature Films

Eligible Genres:

Fiction, Documentary, Animation

Annual Budget:

5 000 000 rubles (appx. $85 000)

Maximum %:

15%

Who Can Apply?

National Production Company, Service Company

Additional Info:

Pymorye Film Commission provides filmmakers with up to 50% discount on accommodation and other services via partners' program.

More info at www.primoryefilm.com

The information is provided as of spring 2017

 

Kaliningrad Oblast

Nature of Fund:

Regional

Nature of Funding:

Selective

Type of Incentive:

Cash Grant

Project Type(s):

Feature Films, TV Series

Eligible Genres:

Fiction, Documentary, Animation

Annual Budget:

20 000 000 rubles (appx. $350 000)

Maximum %:

20%

Who Can Apply?

National Production Company, Service Company

Additional Info:

The annual funding budget is planned to be increased 3 times in 2018.

The information is provided as of spring 2017

 

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