Film Rebate Scheme

Economic Development Board
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The objective of the Film Rebate Scheme is to stimulate the interest of film makers and encourage the setting up of a film industry in Mauritius. The Government of Mauritius has developed a comprehensive and competitive film support framework for the film industry.
As per the scheme, the Government contributes 30% - 40% cash rebate on Qualifying Production Expenditure (QPEs) incurred in Mauritius by film producers with respect to the shooting of a film. The QPEs include transport, accommodation, manpower, catering and the hiring of equipment and premises in Mauritius. The QPEs, however, are exclusive of sponsorship

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

Total Qualifying Production Expenditure of 100M USD spent by Film Producers from 2013-2019

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Year Amount Disbursed (USD)
2016 432,125
2017 5,822,568
2018 2,651,922
2019 5,116,142

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The Film Rebate Scheme has led to an increase in the inflow of currency to the country, contribution to tax revenue, creation of employment opportunities; increase in Foreign Direct Investment; Talent development of local art lovers (artists, producers etc) and development of a film industry in Mauritius.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales