Incentives

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Film and TV Production/Post-production Incentives

The DTI administers two types of film and television incentives:

  1. Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive, to attract foreign-based film productions to shoot on location in South Africa and conduct post-production activities.
  2. SA Film and television Production and Co-production which aims to assist local film producers in the production of local content.

For full details regarding these incentives, click here. To apply for these incentive programmes, please download the guidelines and application forms below. 

Click on the relevant document title below to download

Guidelines: Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive 

Application form: Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive 

Gudielines: South African Film and Television Production and Co-production Incentive 

Application form: South African Film and Television Production and Co-production Incentive 


South African Revenue Service  - The Film Tax Incentive/Allowance

The South African Revenue Service introduced Section 120 of the Income Tax Act in 2012, which provides for an incentive in the form of a tax allowance to stimulate film production. In order to qualify for the tax allowance, taxpayers must meet the following criteria:

  • Income must be derived from a film
  • The film must be approved as a local film or co-production
  • Income must be allocable to the initial investors
  • Income must be derived from exploitation of rights
  • Income must fall within a 10 year period



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