Malta has an exceptional by SalePlus”> success story in the film industry spreading over a number of years commencing with ‘Malta Story’ . ‘Popeye’ , ‘Gladiator’ , ‘Troy’  ‘The Da Vinci Code’  and ‘Z World War’ [ 2014] to mention but a few.
Apart from the great location with reliable sunny weather that the Maltese Islands can offer, there are certain incentives such as tax credits, cash rebates and Value Added Tax [VAT] Refunds as well as by SalePlus”> financial assistance which make Malta a natural hub for the film industry attracting international established producers, directors and film stars.
Through the film industry, €5 million were injected into the Maltese economy in 2013, followed by €29 million in 2014.
Indeed, a film production can inter alia now benefit up to a twenty five per centum [25%] rebate of eligible expenditure with an additional two per centum [2%] should the production qualify as featuring the islands of Malta and Gozo from the cultural perspective apart from certain by SalePlus”> financial assistance from the Malta Tourism Authority in the form of sponsorships for film productions which depict and directly promote the islands of Malta.
There also exists a co-production fund of one million Euros [ 1 million] in the form of loan guarantees and by SalePlus”> equity finance allocated per annum by the local Malta Film Commission precisely to encourage as well as to support local and foreign participation in film and TV co-productions suitable for international distribution.