Cuba

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

IBERMEDIA's goals are to promote the development of audiovisual productions destined to the Iberoamerican market and their co-productions, to promote the integration of Iberoamerican companies in supranational audiovisual networks. To create a positive environment for the development, training and exchange...

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Fund Goal

Doctv Latinamerica is dedicated to the production and distribution of Latin-American documentaries. It is an initiative of CAACI and is officially run by the DOCTV RED, a strategic structure composed of seventeen audiovisual entities and twenty-two public broadcasters in the Latin-American region. Currently...

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Regulation

Without visa:

-a stay of up to 90 days: Benin,  Bosnia and HerzegovinaMacedoniaMalaysia, MontenegroSerbia.

-a stay of up to 60 days: Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

-a stay of up to 30 days: Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Mongolia, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia.

-a stay of up to 28 days: Barbados, Dominica.

-for an undisclosed period: China, Namibia, Vietnam.

Work permits are required for visiting crew.

Shooting permits can only be obtained through a state approved production company.

Cuba is not an ATA carnet country.

There is no VAT system in Cuba, although sales tax (impuesto al valor agregado) is added to a number of imported goods and services such as utilities. This is a variable tax depending upon the item it has been applied to and which currency has been used. There are also different rates applicable for items which have been imported to those which have been exported.

Film Commissions

Havana

The Asociación Cubana del Audiovisual (Film Commission Cuba) provides a number of services to both local and international productions: Educate foreign productions on filming and visa requirements for Cuba; facilitate clearances and authorizations to film at locations within the Cuba; assist productions...

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Coproduction treaties