Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive (Foreign Film)
To encourage and attract large-budget films and television productions and post-production work that will contribute towards employment creation, enhancement of international profile, and increase the country’s creative and technical skills base.
Production and post-production
- Shooting on location in South Africa, the incentive will be calculated at 25% of Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE), with a cap of R50 million.
- An additional incentive of 5% of QSAPE is provided for productions shooting and conducting post-production in South Africa, and utilising the services of a black-owned service company.
- Conduction post-production in South Africa, the incentive is calculated at 20% QSAPPE
- An additional 2.5% of Qualifying South African Post-Production Expenditure (QSAPPE) is provided for spending at least R10 million of post-production budget in South Africa (22.5% cumulative).
- Foreign post-production with QSAPPE of R15 million and above, the incentive is calculated at 25% of the QSAPPE.
Foreign-owned and South African qualifying post-production work with the QSAPE and must be:
- A minimum of R15 million for all qualifying production formats.
- A minimum of R12 million for level one (1) B-BBEE contributor status service companies.
- At least 21 calendar days and 50% of principal photography must be filmed in South Africa; for productions with a minimum QSAPE of R100 million, this requirement may be waived.
The QSAPPE must be at least R1.5 million for all qualifying post-production activities:
- The post-production activities must be carried out in South Africa for at least 14 calendar days, this requirement is waived provided that a 100% of the post-production is conducted in South Africa.
- Applicant must have secured at least 80% of the total budget.
- The holding company and SPCV must achieve at least a level 3 and level 4 B-BBEE contributor status respectively, in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
- The applicant must procure a minimum of 20% of qualifying goods and services from entities which are 51% black-owned by South African citizens and have been operating for at least one year.
- The applicant must complete and submit an application not early than 45 calendar days prior to the commencement of principal photography
- The applicant must demonstrate that they adhere to an industry specific Code of Professional Standards that includes sexual harassment and health and safety protocols.
- The principal photography must not commence until an approval letter has been received from the dti.
Application Forms and Guidelines:
- Programme Guidelines
- Foreign Film and Television Production Application Form
- Annexure F Qualifying Formats Detailed Descriptions
- Foreign Film Form B
- Foreign Film Claim Form C
- Foreign Film FFR
|Selina Swarahle||SSwaratlhe@thedti.gov.za||+27 12 394 1140|
|Mpho Mukoma||MMukoma@thedti.gov.za||+27 12 394 1805|
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|Michelle Mochochoko||MMochochoko@thedti.gov.za||+27 12 394 3456|