WORKING IN France

Why and how to get the most out of French companies and talents

TOP POWERFUL REASONS TO WORK WITH A FRENCH VFX STUDIO

 

TAX REBATE FOR INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION (TRIP): a tailored incentive for your projects

The international scheme is at 30% with a cap per project at €30 million. The minimum spend required to qualify is €250K. It applies to both animated and live-action projects, including feature films, TV series and dramas, animation, VR and web projects. TRIP works for a whole film or only a sequence of it, as well as for a single or several episodes in serial projects.

Marvel’s Thor, Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster, the new Twin Peaks season by David Lynch as well as the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 already chose France for parts of their VFX productions and enjoyeds the tax incentive.

CURRENCY RATE

On top of the 30% rebate, the euro still stands at a record low level, makes France an extremely attractive destination.

RENOWNED TRAINING AND TALENTS

France offers a large number of specialized cinema and TV training programs.
Since 2015, Les Gobelins is ranking the number 1 animation school worldwide. VFX schools as Rubika-Supinfocom, ArtFX, ISART Digital or ISAA or are wordwidely renowned for the quality of their high-level creative and technical teaching and the expertise of their alumnis.
Every year, French graduates are massively hired by the most influential US VFX and animation studios. Their talent contributed to the success of the 3D computer-animated comedies The Minions features animated in the Paris based studio Illumination Mac Guff.

SKILLED AND AVAILABLE WORKFORCE

French VFX crews are talented and creative but also trustworthy and available. Thanks to social laws in France, you will find a lot of VFX artists ready to board on all kind of interesting projects at any time. And once they are working on one of them, they are not going to skip to another one the next day! The production crews are most of the time hired on a yearly basis by French VFX studios, what garantees trust and dedication to their clients .

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

France is one of the most R&D-friendly environment in the world. R&D and innovation lean on a massive tech and start-up ecosystem and are supported by several incentives and tax credits. Technicolor’s Research & Innovation lab is located in west of France. Many French technologies as Solidtrack, Clarisse or Golaem Crowd are used by major VFX studios all over the world.

STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

Top level facilities, including studios, digital labs and VFX houses that have worked on major productions such as The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Avatar, The Minions, Thor or Inception.

 

How to work in FRANCE

Film France

Film France is the one-stop stop for all production companies and individuals intending to to work in France for film, TV, animation, vfx, web, VR or all kinds of digital content.

Film France provides assistance with financing your project in France: coproduction and the whole support system as well as the tax rebate for international production, assessing the script in the light of the cultural tests and giving you further details about eligible expenses.

We also help you contact the appropriate agencies regarding locations, filming permits, as well as information regarding labour laws, studio facilities, post-production facilities, VFX-vendors, animators, suppliers and talents.

Do not hesitate to talk to us about your project long in advance

Contact: rebate@filmfrance.net

INVEST IN France

To discover all France has to offer your business, and how to organise your investments, check Business France's website

 

Photography: "The Smurfs 2", ©20th Century Fox, VFX by The Yard