Croatia may be a small country, but it has a remarkably vibrant film industry, with exceptional local talent and production companies that have an impressive record in domestic and international production. 

As Croatia’s national agency responsible for supporting film production in Croatia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) has a dual role. We support the industry by funding projects and training, and by promoting Croatia as a location for international production. 

Filming in Croatia, a department within the HAVC, ensures that Croatia remains a film-friendly location for both local and visiting filmmakers. Filming in Croatia department helps navigate international filmmakers through practical production requirements, and support schemes available for international productions in Croatia. 

The Incentive Programme

Since 2012, Croatia offers a financial incentive for film and TV production. With the 20% rebate, skilled professional crews, and production costs among the lowest in Europe, there has been a steady increase in the number of international film productions being shot in Croatia. 

"The tax rebate is totally transparent. It’s a rigorous application process but nothing major.

The crews are wonderful. And it’s a fantastic place to take your crew if you’ve been shooting in northern Europe for a long time. There are so many islands. The water is spectacular. You have rich and diverse countryside from Dubrovnik to Istria. It’s very easy to close off a city, a town or roads. Permissions are instantaneous in Croatia.

The filmmaking experience is still new enough that everybody jumps on it and wants to be a part of it."

Rick McCallum, Producer - Red Tails, Borgia, Crossing Lines

Filming in Croatia is a programme of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre