Film Commission Information

Commission Representative: Sung-weon Hong
Email: mocca66@gmail.com
Phone: +82 2 777 7184
Address:
DMC Hi-Tech Industry Center 1F C-114
1580 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu
Seoul, 03920
South Korea
Website: seoulfc.or.kr/Main/

Commission Incentives

In addition to KOFIC national program (see below),

Seoul Film Commission’s Location Incentive Program

  1. Production Cost Support

10-25% cash rebate (up to KRW 100 million (cap))

– Eligibility:

  • Projects with a minimum of 4 shooting days in Seoul
  • International or Korean-international co-production projects
  • Projects with a minimum of 60 minutes running time
  • Feature films, documentaries, series and mini-series, infotainment, television shows such as reality shows, variety shows and web dramas
  • At least one signed distribution contract or pre-sales agreement for the project

An application is accepted all year round, but must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the shooting in Seoul begins.

2. Location Scouting Support

The support provides round-trip airline tickets for up to two people (economy class) and accommodation costs for Seoul location scouting for up to KRW 900,000 (up to KRW 150,000 per day/per person), logistical services of a domestic location coordinator, and a rental car (up to KRW 400,000) or money equivalent thereto for three (3) days.

– Eligibility:

  • Projects with a minimum of 4 shooting days in Seoul
  • International or Korean-international co-production projects
  • Projects with a minimum of 60 minutes running time
  • Feature films, documentaries, series and mini-series, infotainment, television shows such as reality shows, variety shows and web dramas

– The above benefits apply only to the visits of directors, assistant directors, producers, cinematographers, production designers, and location managers of foreign films.

– An application is accepted all year round, but must be submitted at least 4 weeks before scouting for locations in Seoul.

3. Screen Development Support

The support offers round trip flight tickets for two, the use of a scenario workspace located in Seoul for a maximum of 30 days to foreign directors, producers, and screenwriters during their stay in Seoul as they write and do research for their scenarios.

– Eligibility:

  • Overseas directors, producers, or writers who are planning/developing a feature film, documentary, TV drama (TV film), or web drama that has Seoul as a setting
  • A project that can submit a treatment or a draft of a screenplay (in Korean or English)

Individuals or teams may apply. A producer who wishes to apply must do so as a team along with a writer or a director.

An application is accepted at a certain time of a year and will announce at the SFC’s homepage.

* For more details, please refer to http://english.seoulfc.or.kr/ict/ov/.

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KOFIC’s 2017 Location Incentive Program

20-25% cash rebate

– Minimum spend: 100 million KRW

  • 25% : Shoot no less than 10 days and spend no less than 2 billion KRW (approx. 2 million USD) in Korea
  • 20% : Shoot no less than 3 days and spend 100 million ~2 billion KRW (approx. 100K~2million USD) in Korea

* For more details, please refer to http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/coProduction/locIncentive.jsp