Tampere production incentive is a cash rebate which be granted for 10% of the production’s total budget which is spent in the Tampere region. In addition, marketing co-operation between the production and the city of Tampere can be negotiated. This co-operation enables 0-5% raise to the cash rebate.
Qualified costs are the ones that are spent in Tampere region, including the costs which arise from planning and post-production of the project, and ‘other costs’ of maximum 20 % of the total sum of salaries and purchases. Other eligible costs (20%) which do not have to be itemized, may include for example travel expenses to Tampere.
Eligible costs are:
- Purchases of goods and services
- Equipment and location rentals
- Accommodation, local transportation and catering costs
- Salaries subject to withholding tax, paid to employees in Tampere region
- Other costs (flat rate) max. 20% of the total sum of salaries and purchases
There is no minimum spend requirement for Tampere’s cash rebate.
The regional cash rebate can be applied for professional entertainment, documentary, drama, movie and virtual reality productions.
Find the general terms and conditions of the cash rebate here.
(General terms and conditions updated 01/2021)
Apply now! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications are processed first come first served basis. To eligible to apply, the production need to have at least 50% of the finance secured and valid distribution agreement.
Finland’s 25% cash rebate
It is possible to combine Tampere’s regional 10–15 % cash rebate with Finland’s 25 % cash rebate, for up to 40 % cash rebate for your production. Qualifying production formats for Finland’s cash rebate are feature films, documentary films, scripted TV drama and animation. Both Finnish and foreign productions can apply for Finland’s cash rebate, however, for a foreign recipient it is required that the recipient holds a written service contract with a production coordinator who has a Finnish business ID.
Minimum requirements for funding are as follows:
Read more about Finland’s cash rebate: Production Incentive – Business Finland