According to EU regulations, the sum of state aid for an audiovisual work in any EU member-state shall not exceed
Α) 50% of the total budget
If, for example, the total budget of an investment plan is € 1,000,000 and it has already been subsidized by the Greek Film Centre with € 200,000, by CNC with € 200,000 and by ZDF with € 100,000, it has received a total of € 500,000 state aid, which equals 50% of the total budget. This production is not eligible for inclusion in the Greek cash rebate because if it receives state aid from EKOME the total amount of state aid will exceed 50% of the total production budget.
Β) in case of a cross-border production, 60% of the total budget (including the state aid by ΕΚΟΜΕ).
Γ) in case of a “difficult” work, 70% of the total budget (including the state aid by ΕΚΟΜΕ).