The Government of Spain encourages film production

Type of institution
National Government
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries
    • Tax incentives for foreign investment
Type of measure
Relaunch of the sector

To encourage film production in Spain, the Government and the Autonomous Communities have introduced national and regional strategies to reduce duties and tax rates for producers. Where costs are 1 million euros (US$ 1.16 million) or higher, producers of foreign audiovisual works can take advantage of a tax rebate of 20% on costs incurred in Spain. In some Spanish territories such as the Canary Islands and Navarre, this rebate could be as much as  40%. The aim of this measure is to incentivize foreign producers to make their films in Spain and create employment opportunities for local people.

(See Tax incentives in Spain)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts