Film in Portugal       

Portugal created one of the most competitive incentive systems in Europe (PIC PORTUGAL): a cash rebate, funded by the Tourism Board. You can benefit from a 30% Cash Rebate, with a minimum investment of 500K for Feature Films and TV Series, and 250K for Documentaries and Post-Production. Luckily our incentive works like a subsidy making the rebate almost instant.

Portugal takes you on a journey through time, from archaic villages preserved from the Stone Age and Roman Empire to a technologically advanced and modern city. It’s home to the most diverse and breathtaking locations: sky-piercing mountains, jungle-like forests, protected wetlands, rolling plains, a continental coastline of 1,793km distinguished by dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches, as well as, the majestic archipelagos of Madeira and Azores, composed by various exotic and volcanic islands.

Portugal is mainly characterized by a warm temperate climate, rarely higher than 40ºC (104ºF) nor lower than 10ºC (50ºF), blessed as one of the sunniest countries in Europe with 300 days of sunshine a year. Even during the winter you can find sunbathers.

Portugal is in Vogue; it’s one of the oldest European capitals with a modern dynamic. Structures designed by some of the world's most renowned architects compose an extremely modern city with flourishing ideas, ethnic diversity, and a multiculturalism that add to a healthy cosmopolitan feel. It's strategically positioned in the westernmost point of Europe, which allows for an easy access from around the globe.

Portugal offers extremely professional technical crews, a plethora of creative talent, ethnically diverse casting, structured studios with cycloramas and state of the art equipment, in addition to being the 4th safest country in the world.
Our last Co-Production that used the Tax Rebate Program was the movie Color Out of Space, directed by Richard Stanley in partnership with SpectreVision and ACE Pictures Entertainment. Main cast: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Q´orianka Kilcher, Tommy Chong, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard end Elliot Knight. It premiered in Toronto International Film Festival and was distributed worldwide!

The Portugal Film Commission, considering the current pandemic situation of COVID-19, based on the recommendations of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Health (DGS), in collaboration with the Portuguese Film and Audiovisual Institute and with the associations of producers (APCA, APENEIA, APIT, APPA, APPFP and PCIA) prepared a document with the basic guidelines to help everyone who plans, works or participates in filming in Portugal.
These guidelines aim to allow filming in Portugal with the least possible risk.
Please note that this document may be subject to change, whenever there are guidelines from the Portuguese Government that have an impact on the situations covered here.

See here the Guideline:
COVID-19 - Guidelines for filming in Portugal 2020 (updated)

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