In the last decade, Belgium has successfully positioned itself as an attractive production destination thanks to a combination of talented crew members, state-of-the-art facilities and service providers, and financing capabilities un-paralleled in Europe.
The Belgian Tax Rebate system (“Tax Shelter”) is available to all European qualifying films and TV productions. The Tax Shelter scheme can finance in excess of 42% of qualifying Belgian expenditure. Its fees are self-supported.
Infrastructure and crews
The country boasts skilled and highly qualified French–, Dutch– and English-speaking crews with considerable experience of large-scale shoots. Belgium also has a booming post-production and VFX sector and up-to-date studios and plenty of rental companies providing top notch grip and lighting equipment.
Complementing the different financing schemes, Belgium can offer incoming producers a wide range of locations, from rugged rural to post-industrial urban. It is a compact and easy to navigate country. Thanks to the high possibilities of financing, many large international coproductions have taken place in the country in recent years.
Belgium is a stone throw from key European cities including London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam.