Asian Film Finance - Government Organizations

Asian national and regional governmentorganisations that offer locations support and/or monetary incentivesto international co-productions or foreign films shooting in eachterritory

CHINA
China Film Co-production Corp
No incentives but offers a range of services to facilitate Sino-foreignco-productions including sourcing local partners and dealing withpermits.
Contact: cfcc@cfcc-film.com.cn
www.chinacoproduction.com/en

HONG KONG
Hong Kong Film Development Council
Oversees the $38m Film Development Fund, which is theoretically open to international co-productions with Hong Kong partners.
Contact: info@fdc.gov.hk
www.fdc.gov.hk

Hong Kong Film Services Office (TELA)
Does not offer monetary incentives as there is no sales or services taxin Hong Kong, but helps to arrange shooting permits and answerfilm-makers' requests.
Contact: info@fso-tela.gov.hk
www.fso-tela.gov.hk

JAPAN
Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-Cho)
Offers subsidies for eligible international co-productions capped at one third of total production costs.
Contact: saiki@bunka.go.jp

SOUTH KOREA
Korean Film Council (KOFIC)
Offers various subsides and funds that are available for eligible co-productions.
Contact: docu99@kofic.or.kr
www.kofic.or.kr/english

Busan Film Commission
Offers comprehensive location services with funds for cleaning up aftershoots (up to $10,000). Also planning to create incentives forlocation/studio post-production work done in Busan.
Contact: www.bfc.or.kr; jhkim@bfc.or.kr

Gyeonggi Film Commission
Provides up to $100,000 for two films each year that shoot 25% or moreof footage in Gyeonggi Province and plan to spend more than $200,000 inthe province.
Contact: webmaster@ggfc.or.kr
www.ggfc.or.kr/eng/index.asp

Gyeonggi Digital Contents Agency
Launching a $100m contents fund to support films, animation and game projects with global appeal.
Contact: (82) 32 623 800;
(fax) (82) 32 623 8088

Incheon Film Commission
For foreign films and co-productions, refunds $50,000 if more than $100,000 is spent in Incheon, and $100,000 back on $200,000.
Contact: ljs@ifc.or.kr; locamg@ifc.or.kr

Seoul Film Commission
Refunds up to 25% of production costs spent in Seoul by foreign filmsand co-productions up to $100,000. Also provides flights andaccommodation for two people for up to three days for location hunting.
Contact: seoulfc@seoulfc.or.kr
www.seoulfc.or.kr/eng

PHILIPPINES
Film Development Council of the Philippines
Offers comprehensive locations services and competitive crew and equipment rates.
Contact: (632) 632 9512; (632) 633 2204; (fax) (632) 634 6984; fdcphil@yahoo.com
www.filmdevcouncilph.org

SINGAPORE
Media Development Authority (MDA)
Offers various subsidies and incentives open to internationalco-productions, including the Scheme for Co-investment in ExportableContent (SCREEN).
Contact: mda_Media_Services@mda.gov.sg
www.smf.sg

Singapore Tourism Board
Provides services in addition to the Film In Singapore! scheme.
Contact: Resheemah M Abdullah,
resheemah_mohd_abdullah@stb.gov.sg

TAIWAN
Government Information Office
Offers subsidies mainly for local films, but also has a rebate schemefor foreign -productions that use local cast, crew and services.
Contact: ming@mail.gio.gov.tw

Taipei Film Commission
Integrated locations assistance for shooting in Taipei.
Contact: (886) 2 2528 9580;
(fax) (886) 2 2528 9585;
akiela@taipeifilmcommission.org

THAILAND
Thailand Film Office
Offers locations services and is examining the introduction of tax incentives.
Contact: (66) 2216 6907; (fax) (66) 2216 6659, film@thailandfilmoffice.org; thaifilmboard@hotmail.com
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