Filming in Croatia
Aning Film is your trusted partner for minority co-production and service production in Croatia. With our extensive experience and global network, we provide comprehensive support throughout all stages of production, ensuring a seamless experience for our clients. Croatia is a top destination for filmmaking with its diverse filming locations, high-quality local service providers, and financial incentives.
Why Choose Aning Film for Filming in Croatia
Over 13 years of experience in the Croatian film industry, Aning Film has the knowledge and skills to guide you through every stage of your project.
Our extensive network of trusted clients, partners, and friends enables us to offer invaluable resources and support for your project, both in Croatia and internationally.
We recognize that each project is unique, and we customize our services to address your specific needs and objectives.
Commitment to Excellence
We prioritize professionalism, creativity, and collaboration, ensuring that your project benefits from the highest standards of quality and care.
Croatia: A Filmmaker's Paradise
Croatia offers a wealth of diverse filming locations, from stunning coastlines and historic cities to lush forests and picturesque villages. Filmmakers can take advantage of Croatia's financial incentives, which include a rebate of 25% on qualifying Croatian spending, with an additional 5% for productions filming in regions with below average development.
Filming in Croatia: Services and Incentives
- Co-production and Financing: We help identify and secure suitable co-production partners and funding opportunities for each project, including Croatia's automatic financial incentive program offering a rebate of 25% on qualifying Croatian spending, with an additional 5% for productions filming in regions with below average development, and the selective minority co-production funding by the Croatian audiovisual centre
- Location Scouting and Management: Our location scouting and management services are comprehensive, fast and streamlined in a way that guarantees access to creative and technical options as long as the perfect solution is not found. Our vast location catalogue allows us to offer generalized solutions to clients and partners who are then free to refine those results to their specific needs, thanks to the most amazing geographical and cultural diversity, sophisticated infrastructure and energetic atmosphere of tiny Croatia
- Production Services: We handle all aspects of production, from assembling a dedicated crew to sourcing equipment and managing logistics, ensuring a smooth and efficient process for our clients. Our network of Croatian suppliers and freelance professionals is growing since mid-2000s and we can offer and deliver
- Cultural Test Assistance: We will guide you through the Croatian Cultural/Qualifying test, which comprises three categories: cultural content, creative collaboration, and the use of Croatian production capacities, such as studios or locations.
Regional Film Commissions in Croatia:
Croatia is home to several regional film commissions that provide support and assistance for domestic and foreign producers and crews. These commissions promote their respective regions as attractive filming locations and help facilitate the development of film tourism.
- Istria Film Commission
- Kvarner Film Commission
- Varaždin Film Commission
- Zadar Film Commission
- Zagreb Film Office
Experience the beauty and diversity of Croatia as your next filming location, and let Aning Film guide you through the process with professionalism, creativity, and collaboration. Contact us today to discuss your project and discover why Aning Film is the ideal partner for filming in Croatia.
Selective Co-Production Funding for International Projects
In addition to production incentives, film projects with international partners can benefit from selective minority co-production support. The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has supported numerous internationally acclaimed Croatian minority co-productions, such as Mare by Andrea Štaka, Father by Srdan Golubović, and God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija by Teona Strugar Mitevska.
The Minority Co-production Scheme provides funding for projects outside Croatia but with Croatian participation. This selective scheme assesses projects solely on their artistic merit, and films supported through this scheme must qualify as official co-productions under either bilateral treaties or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production. Croatian co-producers interested in this support scheme can apply for funding upon the Centre’s call for applications, which is an open call with four annual submission deadlines.
For further information on selective co-production funding, please visit the funding section on HAVC's website.
Croatia is a signatory to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production and has bilateral co-production agreements with Canada, France, Germany, and Italy. It is a member of the European Co-production Fund Eurimages and the EU Creative Europe Programme/MEDIA sub-programme.
The Incentive Programme & Regulations
The Croatian Incentive Programme is based on the Law on Audiovisual Activities and the Rules and Regulations. It's available to international and local filmmakers in the form of a rebate of 25% on qualifying Croatian spending, with an additional 5% for productions filming in regions with below average development. The rebate is calculated on the total qualifying expenditure, excluding value-added tax, and is paid directly to the applicant's Croatian bank account. Qualified spend consists of the costs of goods and services purchased in Croatia and wages paid to Croatian tax residents (both cast and crew) for services carried out in Croatia.
Qualifying Production Formats & Criteria
The rebate applies to the following production formats:
- Feature films
- TV films and TV series
Please note that the rebate does not apply to commercials, reality TV, game shows, and soaps.
To access the benefit, productions must meet the following minimum Croatian spend criteria, depending on the type of project:
- EUR 265,446 for feature films
- EUR 39,817 for documentaries
- EUR 66,361 for animation films
- EUR 132,723 for television films
- EUR 99,542 for each TV episode
- EUR 59,725 for one episode of documentary TV series
- EUR 66,361 for an animated TV series with a minimum total duration of 24 minutes
Application Process & Supporting Documents
To apply for the incentive, electronically signed applications and all their pertaining documents must be submitted to the HAVC ([email protected]) no later than 8 days prior to the start of production in Croatia. The application and all its pertaining documents must be submitted in Croatian.
The supporting documents required for the application include:
- Tax Clearance Certificate
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Proof of public screening of a work produced by the applicant within the last 3 years
- A screenplay and synopsis of the work
- Overall Production Budget
- Proof of security of financing for 70% of the project's production costs in Croatia
- Preliminary Contract or a Service Level Agreement
With Aning Film as your partner for filming in Croatia, we can guide you through the application process and help you secure the financial incentives for your project. Contact us today to discuss your project and learn how we can ensure a seamless filming experience in Croatia.
Filming in Croatia with Aning Film
By choosing Aning Film as your partner for filming in Croatia, you will benefit from our extensive experience, commitment to excellence, and comprehensive support throughout all stages of production. We can help you navigate the complexities of the Croatian film industry, identify funding opportunities, and provide expert guidance on location scouting, crew selection, and production management.
Contact us today to discuss your project and discover why Aning Film is the ideal partner for filming in Croatia.