Film in Georgia

LEPL Enterprise Georgia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In 2016 Enterprise Georgia introduced program "Film in Georgia" that is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia. "Film in Georgia" offers 20-25% cash rebate on qualified expenses incurred in Georgia and aims to support the development of Georgia's film industry, attract international filmmakers to the country and position Georgia as the main Eastern European Filming Destination.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The program portfolio in the period of 2016-2019 counts 31 projects. Qualified expenses within these 31 projects exceeds 96 million GEL (around 32 million USD). By the end of 2019, 17 of these projects were completed and refunded with 11.1 million GEL in total (approximately 3.2 million USD).

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The budget of the program is annually adjusted according to the demand.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Public Sector
LEPL Enterprise Georgia
Public Sector
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Public Sector
Georgian National Film Center
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The Agency conducted an internal evaluation of the program and several technical details were adjusted accordingly, including procedural deadlines, audit report criteria, and monitoring processes.