Romania Film Industry Calls for “Action…Rebates!”

US Ambassador Kathleen Kovalec, French Ambassador, German Ambassador, Italian Ambassador, and UK Ambassador joined the Minister of Culture Lucian Romascanu at a roundtable organized by the Alliance of Romanian Film Producers at Castel Film Studios.

Discussions were focused on the importance of the state aid scheme for stimulating the film industry in Romania. Incentives like tax rebate and financial aid attract film companies from around the world, create new jobs and boost turnover for hotels, restaurants, and transportation promoting at the same time the country.

Minister Romascanu underlined the efforts made to revitalize the film incentive program as Romania is trying hard to remain competitive among the 37 European countries who offer film incentives.

The Alliance of (Romanian) Film Producers estimates that the proper implementation of the cash rebate program would have contributed to Romanian economy with more than 1 billion Euros over the last 4 years. Foreign production companies appreciate Romania for its beautiful and diverse landscapes, cultural heritage, but also for its developed film infrastructure and highly skilled professionals.

Despite the lack of any incentive program but because of the advantages the country has to offer, productions like The Nun, Wednesday, Hatfields & McCoys, The Protégé, Killing Eve, or Cold Mountain have chosen Romania as their filming location.