The commission discussed the benefits of the Saudi cash rebate programme to international filmmakers and producers.
Saudi Film Commission participated in a panel discussion at the Venice International Film Festival on the future of the Kingdom’s film industry, organised by the Venice production bridge, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Abduljalil al-Nasser, Director-General of Sector Development and Attracting Investments at the Commission, participated in the panel along with Film AlUla CEO Charlene Deleon-Jones, Shivani Pandya, Managing Director of Red Sea International Film Festival, and Wayne Borg, Managing Director of Media, Entertainment, Culture and Fashion Industries at NEOM.
The panel went over the incentives programme that the commission has launched to support films with up to 40% of financial recovery, which aims to attract international productions and stimulate local production houses as well.
The programme is part of a series of enablers that Saudi Arabia enjoys in the film industry, such as filming places, logistical support and technical personnel, which make Saudi Arabia among the most attractive countries for cinematic production.
Al-Nasser said that there is a high level of coordination between public and private sector institutions in Saudi Arabia to build all parts of the value chain related to the film industry, which is a result of the commission’s awareness of the importance of the creative cycle of the film industry to build a comprehensive sector that serves filmmakers.