Filming in the Czech Republic

Filming in the Czech Republic

Still from Foundation II (c) Apple filmed in the Czech Republic

Filming in the Czech Republic

Still from Foundation II (c) Apple filmed in the Czech Republic


There are a lot of reasons why to shoot in the Czech Republic: experienced professionals building on a 120-year-long filmmaking tradition; skilled and synced local crews; 11 centuries of European architecture and a variety of natural scenery in a country that you can traverse within a 6-hour drive from east to west; well-equipped studios with adaptable backlots; regional funding and a network of 13 regional film offices…

The Czech Film Commission was established in 2004 to support audiovisual production in the Czech Republic and promote the country to international filmmakers as one of the world’s top destinations for international film productions.

  • Czech Film Commission provides consultation, guidance and contacts to incoming filmmakers and is the most comprehensive resource for information about filmmaking locally, from legal requirements and permits to talent and tips on where to throw a wrap party.  
  • Czech Film Commission links international filmmakers to the local audiovisual infrastructure and local authorities. And the communication goes two ways.
  • Czech Film Commission also listens to the developing needs of film industry professionals and communicates those to municipal and state institutions to ensure the Czech Republic remains a competitive partner on a global level.

See more: Czech Film Commission

Production incentives

Annual budget: EUR 48 million (CZK 1,2 billion)
Type of incentive: Cash rebate
No application deadline

What we support:

  • Feature, animated and documentary films (>70 minutes)
  • Scripted television – films (>70 minutes) and episodic TV (>30 minutes per episode)
  • Animated series (>5 minutes per episode)
  • Pre-production, production and post-production

How much you get:

  • 20% cash rebate on qualifying Czech costs
  • 66% on withholding tax paid in the Czech Republic

How to qualify:

  • Pass the test for European cultural and production criteria
  • Producers submit their tests along with a synopsis and a Czech version of the script
  • The fund issues a registration certificate within a month, the certificate is valid for 4 years
  • Only costs paid after the registration has been submitted are eligible
  • Minimum spend in the Czech Republic of:

○○ EUR 610,000 (CZK 15 million) for a feature, animated or TV film
○○ EUR 81,000 (CZK 2 million) for a documentary film
○○ EUR 325,000 (CZK 8 million) for a TV episode
○○ EUR 40,000 (CZK 1 million) for an animated series

How to apply:

  • The applicant is a registered VAT payer in the Czech Republic with a place of business here

Find out more about production incentives in the Czech Republic HERE.


Pavlína Žipková
Czech Film Commission
+420 603 554 044

Pavla Mrázková
Production Incentives Program
+420 778 718 541

Film offices

The Czech Film Commission supports regional film offices whose primary role is to attract film crews to the region and maximize the benefits of audiovisual production for the region. For filmmakers, they are a valuable source of information about the region, building on a good knowledge of the local environment and a good network of long-established contacts that facilitate filming in their region.

List of regional film offices HERE.

Czech Film Center
division of the Czech Film Fund promoting Czech cinema worldwide



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