The Film Fountain – Finance

A Producer Company serious about finance

Film production is a collaborative process. All of the various elements such as financing, cast, locations, crew and facilities must be co-ordinated across all departments and streamlined to ensure that every production runs smoothly in accordance with the agreed schedule and budget.

Great films are made by teams that are aligned and work together to achieve a common goal in a respectful and inclusive environment.

Irish film tax credit

Irish film tax credit

The Film Fountain is a Producer Company for the Irish Film Tax Credit, currently 32% of eligible expenditure for qualifying films. The credit is based on the lowest of:

  • Eligible expenditure
  • 80% of the total qualifying film production costs and €70 million

An application for a Cultural Certificate must be submitted by the Irish Producer Company to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media within a strict time limit in advance of the commencement of the production. The Cultural Certificate confirms that the project is a qualifying film for the purposes of the credit. A Producer Company that has received a Cultural Certificate and that meets the other requirements for the credit can submit a claim to the Irish Revenue through the Revenue Online Service.

The Film Fountain – Funding

We can help with funding available in Ireland

Screen Ireland

Screen Ireland is the national agency for the Irish film, television drama, animation and documentary industry. Funding supports include development and production loans.

Media commission

Production funding grants for new television programmes which deal with themes including Irish culture, heritage and experience

Wrap fund

The WRAP Fund potentially provide production funding of up to €200,000 to content producers who are involved in an Irish or internationally originated project with a sizeable portion of the finance in place and evidence of market involvement and recoupment potential. Eligibility criteria apply including a requirement that a significant element of the production must be undertaken in the WRAP region (Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo).

Irish broadcasters

Irish broadcasters include RTÉ, TG4 and Virgin Media.