Empirical Research Project on Attracting Foreign Film Projects to Promote Regional Economies by Cabinet Office
Empirical Research Project on Attracting Foreign Film Projects to Promote Regional Economies
Application Guidelines (Summary) (Planned)
1. Purpose of Business
Supporting a portion of the cost of production for foreign films, TV, etc., shot and produced in Japan.
2. Work Eligible for Support
·Large-scale overseas TV and film projects shot on location in Japan (live action, feature films, TV dramas, online dramas)
·Refer to 5. “Criteria for Eligibility”
·With regard to the definition of “large-scale overseas TV and film projects”, in principal, the ratio of investment of foreign capital shall exceed 50% of the total production costs. Foreign capital refers to financing by a corporation that is not a Japanese corporation or an overseas affiliate of a Japanese corporation.
3. Application Period
・Primary application ・・・・ May 20, 2019 – June 10, 2019
・Deadline for primary application ・・・・ June 10, 2019 (17:00)
·The need for a secondary application period will be determined based on the results of the primary application.
·Please contact the secretariat regarding plans under consideration, shooting schedules, etc., as consultation is offered in advance.
Applications should be submitted by Japanese production groups and production companies. Applications from overseas will not be accepted. In the case of consortiums, etc., consisting of multiple companies, designate a representative company and have them apply.
Applicants are limited to public companies (including special limited liability companies), limited liability companies, incorporated associations, foundations, etc. Please apply in the name of the representative director, employee, etc.
5. Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible large-scale overseas film and television projects must fall under (1) or (2) below, in addition, (3) are necessary for all eligible projects.
(1) Projects which fall under (a) or (b).
(a) Direct production costs in Japan exceed 800 million yen
(b) Total production costs exceed three billion yen and direct production costs in Japan exceed 200 million yen.
(2) Projects that are scheduled to be released, screened, broadcast, or distributed in more than ten countries, and their direct production costs in Japan exceed 300 million yen.
(3) The local government and the Film Commission at the filming location shall support the project in ways such as extra recruitment, subsidies from the local government, and publicity campaigns. The local government and Film Commission will provide additional details.
6. Funding Objective for Eligible Foreign Film Productions in Japan
Direct expenses related to film production in Japan such as payments to Japanese corporations, individuals, local governments, public organizations, etc., are eligible for funding. However, only expenses incurred after the eligibility date will be funded. (The secretariat will determine the guidelines at a later date.)
7. Amount of Funding for Foreign Film Productions in Japan
The funding described above in 6. shall be, in principle, 20% of production cost. However, the upper limit of funding is fixed. The maximum amount of funding will be determined by the secretariat after consideration by an outside examination committee of application content and number of applicants.
8. Contact Information (subject to change)
Project on Attracting Foreign Film Projects to Promote Regional Economies Secretariat
Togeki Building 2nd floor, 4-1-1 Tsukiji Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Nonprofit Organization, Visual Industry Promotion Organization
Person in charge: Mizukoshi, Takahashi