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Production incentive

The Tampere production incentive offers a 10-15 % rebate on audiovisual production costs incurred in the Tampere region. Film Tampere, under Business Tampere, manages the incentive, which is awarded on a discretionary basis.


  • Base Incentive: 10 % discretionary rebate.
  • Additional Support: Up to 5 % for international exposure and visibility.
  • Eligible Productions: Domestic and international films, drama productions, documentaries, professional entertainment, and VR productions.
  • Requirements: At least 50 % financing secured and a professional distribution agreement.

Budget and Conditions:

  • Film Tampere’s Annual Incentive Budget: 1 million euros for 2024.
  • Evaluation Criteria: Internationality, visibility, economic impact, and community benefits.
  • VFX Productions: Maximum 25 % of total funds.

Application Process:

  • Accepted Costs: Purchases of goods and services, equipment rentals, salaries in Tampere, and other costs (20 % flat rate). All costs born at the Tampere city region are eligible. The Tampere city region consists of the city of Tampere, the towns of Kangasala, Nokia, Orivesi and Ylöjärvi, and the municipalities of Lempäälä, Pirkkala and Vesilahti.
  • Phases: Applicable for production, pre-production, and post-production costs.

For more details, visit the Film Tampere website.