Film Rebate Scheme
To stimulate the interest of film makers and encourage the setting up of a film industry in Mauritius, the government of Mauritius is developing a comprehensive film support framework for the film industry. With immediate effect the government of Mauritius is introducing a Rebate Scheme on a pilot basis for a period of six months. The scheme is being administered by the Board of Investment.
As per the scheme, government will contribute 25% of the Qualified Production Expenditure (QPEs) incurred in Mauritius by a film producer with respect to the shooting of a film. The QPEs will include transport, accommodation, manpower, catering, and the hiring of equipment and premises in Mauritius. The QPEs will, however, be exclusive of sponsorships.
- The scheme will be available to film production companies registered in Mauritius, including those with 100% foreign ownership, or to film production companies using the services of a locally registered online producer company;
- Only applications from existing series or from producers with a clear track record will be entertained;
- Applications should include a defined distribution plan and the expected target audience to be reached.
- Applications should include the beneficial exposure that would be given to Mauritius including a description of local content.