Incentives Provided by the Film Commissions
*For more details, please contact Japan Film Commission
FC/Organization Incentive system Budget
Sapporo Film Commission Subsidies to cover production expenses in Sapporo Covers 1/3 of expenses up to 3,000,000 JPY (Must be applied thru a production company based in Sapporo.)
Subsidies for production costs for films and TV dramas in Sapporo UP to 10,000,000 JPY (Must be applied thru a production company based in Sapporo.)
Ibaraki Film Commission Subsidies for production costs for films set in or derived from Ibaraki prefecture. Covers 50% of production costs up to 10,000,000 JPY for one project per fiscal year
*Subsidies for 2018 have already been closed.
Chiba Prefecture Film Commission Subsidies for production expenses in Chiba Prefecture. Inquire for more details (Only for films and TV shows released in Japan) Covers 50% of expenses up to 5,000,000 JPY
Kobe Film Office "Location Scouting Aid Fund System" for both domestic and overseas films and TV dramas
Cover costs for round-trip airfares and accommodation, for 3 persons/ 3 nights.
Cover accommodation for 5persons/ 1 night max per project for domestic
Up to 1,000,000 JPY (for overseas) Amount will be based on actual costs, and the upper limit of the annual annual budget is 1 million JPY
Okayama Prefecture Film Commission Support for expenses occurred by schedule changes in filming due to bad weatherUp to 300,000 JPY per production and up to 150,000 JPY per day
Kitakyushu Film Commission Subsidies for both domestic and overseas films and TV dramas. Covers costs for round-trip airfares and accommodation. Subject to evaluation of inbound tourism Contact for details
Saga Prefecture Film Commission Subsidies for location scouting and production
(For both domestic and overseas films and TV dramas)
Covers 50% of production expenses up to 5,000,000 JPY
Usa Film Commission Subsidies for location scouting fees to cover transportation fees and accommodation Cover 50% of the costs up to 3,000,000 JPY
Kagoshima City Subsidies for production and promotion costs(for films and TV programs, and commercials) Covers 50% of production and promotion expenses up to 500,000 JPY per project
Provides 2,000 JPY @ night per room for accommodation up to 500,000 JPY per project