FOREIGN FILMS SHOT IN MOROCCO WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT. THIS IS A 20% REFUND ON CERTAIN EXPENSES.
This measure will come into force in October 2017. Details with Sarim Fassi Fihri, director of the Moroccan Film Center. Morocco is setting up a grant to attract foreign film shoots. This is what emerges from the communiqué of the Governing Council held yesterday Thursday July 27 in Rabat. Draft Decree 2.17.373 was adopted during this meeting of the Government.
This decree concerns the digitization and restoration of production rooms in Morocco. But what really attracts attention is indeed the issue of subsidizing foreign productions in Morocco. From October 2017, foreign producers will be able to reimburse up to 20% of the investment amount. But provided that the productions involved mobilize a budget of at least 10 million dirhams (Equivalent to about 1 million USD) and that the shooting takes place over a period of at least 18 days.
In order to qualify for the refund, investors must provide proof of eligible expenses: Local talent, crew, hotel bills, airline tickets, studios, equipment rental, transport, fuel, art department spendings, aerial shooting, etc….
from all official state organizations including the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Navy, the Royal Gendarmarie and the National Police force.
to facilitate procedures and contacts with departments and authorities involved in filming.
to simplify temporary importation procedures for filming equipment, enabling easy customs clearance.
that will save between 30 to 50% of your production budget.
to film on historic sites and monuments.