The objective of the Film Rebate Scheme is to stimulate the interest of film makers and encourage the setting up of a film industry in Mauritius. The Government of Mauritius has developed a comprehensive and competitive film support framework for the film industry.
As per the scheme, the Government contributes 30% - 40% cash rebate on Qualifying Production Expenditure (QPEs) incurred in Mauritius by film producers with respect to the shooting of a film. The QPEs include transport, accommodation, manpower, catering and the hiring of equipment and premises in Mauritius. The QPEs, however, are exclusive of sponsorship
Total Qualifying Production Expenditure of 100M USD spent by Film Producers from 2013-2019
Year Amount Disbursed (USD)
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Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
The Film Rebate Scheme has led to an increase in the inflow of currency to the country, contribution to tax revenue, creation of employment opportunities; increase in Foreign Direct Investment; Talent development of local art lovers (artists, producers etc) and development of a film industry in Mauritius.