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Are the expenses for a “pilot” production eligible?

The expenses for a “pilot” production are not eligible.

What is the investment incentive (cash rebate) that is implemented by EKOME?

The investment incentive (cash rebate) is a state aid given after the completion of the production of audiovisual works, when the costs of the investment plan have been audited. The rebate amounts to 40% of the eligible costs incurred in Greece.

It is underlined that the amount of the state aid implemented by EKOME is not allotted in part during the production, nor in advance before the start of the production, but after the production has been completed.

Who is eligible for the Greek cash rebate?

(i) Companies founded in Greece operating to produce or offer production services for audiovisual projects (with business activity codes 59.11 or 59.12 or 62.01.21)

(ii) Foreign audiovisual production companies with a branch in the Greek territory operating to produce audiovisual projects (with business activity codes 59.11 or 59.12 or 62.01.21).

In the case of cross-border productions, applications for cash rebates may be submitted only by producers established or having a branch in the Greek territory.

How can I apply for the Greek cash rebate?
The application is submitted online to the State Aid Information System at www.ependyseis.gr. To file the application, interested parties may consult the application submission handbook for inclusion (request guide).
Who is the implementing body of the investment incentive plan?

Implementing body of the investment incentive plan is the producer or executive producer that submits an application to EKOME through the www.ependyseis.gr platform.

In case of the executive producer, a written authorization is required from the producer(s) or co-producers granting them the right to submit the application.  

Who is the beneficiary of the state aid managed by EKOME?

The beneficiary may be one of the following:

α)           The Greek production company (whether the application is submitted by them or and production service company)

β)            The foreign production company, provided they keep a branch in Greek territory  (Business Activity Code 59.11 and 59.12) and a Greek IBAN

γ)            The implementing body of the investment provided it has a written authorization from the Producer or the Producers or the Co-Producers appointed by the beneficiary to receive the state aid from EKOME.