Tax breaks / incentives
A national 25% filming incentive is planned for launch some time in 2018. In the meantime, funding and production support is available from six different regional film commissions in Poland. The Krakow Film Commission, the Lodz Film Commission, the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, the Poznan Film Commission, the Silesia Film Commission and the Wroclaw Film Commission. You can find a list of funding options here. Sometimes the inclusion of various Polish landmarks is a requirement.
The Polish Film Institute also runs its own fund which covers up to a maximum of 50% of total budget. It processes additional project funding applications within the framework of the relevant operational programme four times a year. On average, the assessment procedure lasts about three months; however, the entire period between application approval and signing of the contract may exceed six months. In relation to applications, foreign producers are required to appear at meetings in Poland. Additional project funding from the Polish Film Institute can be granted in the form of subsidies, loans or warranties.