Tunisia

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The National Centre for Cinema and Image (CNCI) is a public non-administrative organization with legal personality and an administrative and financial autonomy. Some of its goals are: The development and implementation of public policies in the areas of film and the moving image and development of the...

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Regulation

For a stay of up to 90 days, citizens of the following countries od not need a visa: EU (except Cyprus), Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong, Honduras, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati,  South Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein,  Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco,  Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia,  Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, TurkeyUnited Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City.

For more details please consult: http://www.diplomatie.gov.tn/

Tunisia is open for business and local authorities are very supportive of film projects. A general film permit is required to cover all filming on public property. This takes around 3 days to permit. For larger projects looking to shut streets or take exclusive control of public space, individual permits and longer lead time is required for permitting. Tunisian’s like to do business in person so often our Tunisian fixer / producer will need to travel to the location to negotiate permission to film.

ATA carnet accepted

The standard rate of Tunisian VAT is 18%. Reduced rates are applicable for some activites:

  • The rate of 12% is applicable for example to the transport of goods excluding agricultural and fish products, services rendered to hotels, services rendered by lawyers, tax counsels and other experts etc.
  • The rate of 6% is applicable for example to activities carried out by doctors, analytical laboratories, articles for pharmaceutical products, etc.
Supplies of certain goods and services are exempt from VAT (school education, aircraft transport services, maritime transport…)

National law regulation of cinematographic and audiovisual works Right holders:

  • authors (except for the director and composer of the music especially made for the film authors are not mentioned by the law).
Protected rights:
  • Authors’ rights :
    • economic rights: reproduction right; right of adaptation and translation; public performance right; broadcasting right; right of communication to the public by cable or satellite or any other means; right of communication of a broadcast work in a public place.
    • moral rights: right to claim authorship; right to object modification; right of disclosure; right of withdrawal.
  • economic rights: 50 years after the death of the last co-author to survive

A social insurance system provides benefits including maternity payments, family allowances, disability and life insurance, and old age insurance.

Coproduction treaties