We propose financing services and work closely with the French film board and local film commissions to advise our clients about fund raisings or incentive options that may apply to projects such as the international tax rebate (TRIP).
The TRIP supports foreign companies whose projects are completely or partly made in France. To be eligible, projects must include elements related to French culture, heritage, or territory. Eligibility is based on a Cultural Test, which assesses the relativity of the story, locations, characters, sources, landmarks, creators, crew and technical hubs.
For animated production, there is a dedicated Cultural Test, acknowledging the singularities of the genre (download the full guide).
The amount allocated comprises 30% of the film expenditures incurred in France and caps at € 30 million per project. The foreign producer needs to contract a French company to handle the shoot in France via a production service agreement. At the end of the French’s company fiscal year, the production services company claims the rebate. The money is paid by the tax authorities, and received half to one and a half year after the last expenditure. Minimum spend is either 250’000 euros or 50% of the total budget to be spent in France.