South Africa’s Film Incentives

The South African government offers a package of attractive incentives to promote the local film and television production and post production industries. This is in recognition of the valuable contribution these industries have made to the national economy.

A variety of film and TV incentives are available to both local and foreign production houses. Through these programmes, the government aims to give the industry a boost and enrich South Africa’s reputation as a film-friendly destination. 

Incentive packages are available through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). These film incentives have multifaceted benefits, including: 

Which Film Incentive is Right for You?

The following film financing and tax incentives are currently available in South Africa.

Foreign Film and Television Production and Post-Production Incentive (Foreign Film):

SA Film & TV Production and Co-production (SA Film):

South African Film and Television Production Incentive (SA Film):

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive (SA Emerging Black Film):

Apply to a South African Film Incentive Programme

South Africa’s film industry is growing rapidly, and the country offers a wealth of globally competitive talents. The high standards of workmanship and service have gained South Africa a reputation for quality content.

Our film industry has a long history and a bright future, with an impressive track record of award-winning films, commercials, documentaries and TV series.

Film incentive applications in South Africa reopened in August 2020. Find out more about the latest compliance procedures here: