No 1

WELCOME TO EKOME

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No 2

WHAT IS EKOME

National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication

The National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication – EKOME S.A. was founded by Law 4339/2015 of the Ministry of Digital Policy Telecommunications and Media. It is a legal entity governed by private law and supervised by the State, with a mission to foster and promote public and private initiatives, foreign and domestic, in all sectors of the audiovisual industry. The creation of EKOME addresses modern challenges in the audiovisual market, mainly in audiovisual production but also in education, research and archives digitisation. 

A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE SUPPORT OF PRODUCTION OF AUDIOVISUAL WORKS IN GREECE

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No 4

THE GREEK CASH REBATE

EKOME welcomes the Greek Cash Rebate

In August 2017, the Greek Parliament adopted a Law of the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media (Law No. 4487/2017) introducing a cash rebate scheme covering eligible costs for national and international audiovisual productions. In September 2018 the Law was amended and today the Greek cash rebate amounts to 35% on eligible expenses incurred in Greece. The updated legislation provides a more flexible floor for TV series (starting at €30,000) and a new minimum for digital games (€60,000) while projects are financed without a cap. Furthermore, the Greek cash rebate can now serve as a collateral for producers to obtain funds through the Greek banking system.

Who

MAY APPLY/PARTICIPATE
Undertakings established or having a branch in the Greek territory, operating to produce a/v works, foreign producers of a/v works contracted with an undertaking established or having a branch in Greek territory and operating for the purpose of producing a/v works and undertakings for the production of a/v works in the context of cross-border production.

How

TO APPLY
Applications are submitted all year long, via EKOME through an electronic system guaranteeing smooth, fast and transparent processing and are processed all year long. Applications are accepted no later than 2 months before the beginning of production or post-production.

Why

APPLY/PARTICIPATE
Financing of the rebate is guaranteed through the Greek Public Investment Programme and amounts to a total of €75m available for the years 2018 to 2022. The amount is payable no later than six months after the completion of production works provided that all prerequisites of Law No. 4487/2017 have been met.