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Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

The focus and the specialization of Gesher Fund in this field have turned it into a known destination for filmmakers, educators, researchers, journalists, public figures, and every person who wishes to help promote intercultural dialogue, as well as social change and amendment in Israel

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Fund Goal

The Rabinovich Foundation is Israel's largest film fund. The fund provides assistance to high quality original Israeli films and international co-productions in the fields of production, completion and project development. The foundation supports feature films, documentaries and student graduation...

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Fund Goal

The Israel Film Fund was established in 1979 as a non-government (NGO) organization supported by public funding. The fund's aim is to support and create opportunities for Israeli filmmakers to bring their vision and creativity to the screen. The fund's main goal is to facilitate the production of...

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Fund Goal

To develop the film and television industry in the city and to assist in creating jobs for crew members and students in the field.

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Regulation

For a stay of up to 3 months for tourist reasons, the citizens of the following countries do not need a
EU,  Albania,  Andorra,  Argentina,  Australia,  Bahamas,  Barbados,  Belarus,  Belize,  Brazil,  Canada,  Central African Republic,  Chile,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Dominica,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador,  El Salvador,  Fiji,  Georgia,  Grenada,  Guatemala,  Haiti,  Honduras,  Hong Kong,  Iceland,  Jamaica,  Japan,  Lesotho,  Liechtenstein,  Macao,  Macedonia,  Malawi,  Mauritius,  Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia,  Moldova,  Monaco,  Mongolia,  Montenegro,  Nauru,  New Zealand,  Norway,  Palau,  Panama,  Paraguay,  Peru,  Philippines,  Russia3,  Saint Kitts and Nevis,  Saint Lucia,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,  San Marino,  Serbia,  Singapore,  South Africa,  South Korea,  Suriname,  Swaziland,   Switzerland,  Taiwan,  Tonga,  Trinidad and Tobago,  Ukraine,  United States,  Uruguay,  Vanuatu,   Vatican City. 
For more details please consult: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Pages/Visas.aspx

To obtain a permit to employ senior foreign employees in Israel, international firms must file a request with the Foreign Workers Permits Unit in the Ministry of  Interior ("the Unit").  Senior employees are defined as senior managers or managers of firms as defined in Israel's commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services, in the framework of the World Trade Organization (GATS), or specialists whose monthly salary is at least twice the average monthly wage in Israel。
 

Obtaining the proper film permits for video or photo shoots is a must in many locations. Whether it is a military installation, a religious site, a school or a building site, crews are often not allowed to film simply for not having the right filming permits. For reports, news and documentary, the film permit is often given without any charges, but it requires contacting the relevant authorities and coordination in advance.

You should not have to pay any fees when bringing equipment into Israel. You might need to bring a carnet from your country depending on the amount of equipment you are bringing.

The standard VAT rate is 17%

Copyright pertains to certain kinds of works, such as literature, dramatic, musical and artistic works. Copyright is applicable in many areas such as songs and lyrics, movies,TV, plays, architectural works, computer software, and more. The protection lasts from the date of creation until 70 years after the death of the creator. It is important to note that copyright confers protection over expression and not over ideas per se. Copyright protection automatically subsists with respect to works which comply with the terms set forth in the Copyright Act.   As a basic principle, the creator of a work is the copyright owner. However, the Copyright Act provides some exceptions to that rule. For instance, in employment relationship, the default is that the employer shall be the owner of a copyrighted work if the work was made for the purpose of the employee's function of his job, and in the course of the employee's work.

Coproduction treaties

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