Morocco provides a landscape quite unmatched by any other country. The Landscape of Morocco gives filmmakers the power of not only portraying Morocco in a unique light but also use it as a double of many countries.
Movies like “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Jesus of Nazareth”, “The Man Who Would Be King” and “Kundun” could not have been shot in any other country than Morocco. The diversity of the landscape further empowers a filmmaker to easily depict beaches, mountains, and deserts.
Participation under excellent conditions by all the official bodies, i.e. the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Moroccan Air Force, the Royal the National Security etc.
Within the CCM, setting up departments that further facilitate procedures and contacts with departments and authorities involved in film shootings. We assist you in getting the temporary imports of arms and munitions required for film shootings, rebates for the air transport of goods and passengers, getting symbolic tariffs for shooting films at historic sites and monuments.
Not to forget, VAT exemption granted on all goods and services acquired in Morocco.
Professional crew members and actors are easily available in Morocco who charge much less compared to their western counterparts.
This makes Morocco an ideal place for filmmakers to churn out great movies at significantly lower costs.
Foreign films shot in Morocco will be eligible for a grant. This is a 20% refund on certain expenses.
This measure will come into force in October 2017. Details with Sarim Fassi Fihri, director of the Moroccan Film Center. Morocco is setting up a grant to attract foreign film shoots. This is what emerges from the communiqué of the Governing Council held yesterday Thursday July 27 in Rabat. Draft Decree 2.17.373 was adopted during this meeting of the Government.
This decree concerns the digitization and restoration of production rooms in Morocco. But what really attracts attention is indeed the issue of subsidizing foreign productions in Morocco. From October 2017, foreign producers will be able to reimburse up to 20% of the investment amount. But provided that the productions involved mobilize a budget of at least 10 million dirhams (Equivalent to about 1 million USD) and that the shooting takes place over a period of at least 18 days.
In order to qualify for the refund, investors must provide proof of eligible expenses: hotel bills, airline tickets, studios and rental of equipment.