Tax breaks / incentives
There are no tax incentives for foreign productions in Romania. The government has been looking at this area but is yet to implement legislation, despite lobbying from the local industry. For now, the main attractions from a financial point of view are low labour costs and the fact that Romania has signed the EU co-production treaty. The main responsibility for promoting film falls to a body called Romanian Film Promotion, which produces a shooting guide and sponsors various awards.
The shooting guide, last updated in 2011, is available in PDF form from www.romfilmpromotion.ro. It provides general information, testimonials, reasons for choosing Romania, advice on what is available in terms of infrastructure, guidance on when is the best time of year to shoot there and an extensive list of locally-based production companies. It stresses the low cost of shooting in Romania.