Funding bodies

Fund Goal

Their goal of this incentive is to stimulate the interest of film makers and encourage the setting up of a film industry in Mauritius.

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Citizens of the following countries do not need a
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Rep. of Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic (ex Czechoslovakia), Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia Republic, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (South Republic), Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau SAR, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Russian Federation (Russia), Samoa (Western), San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, St Kitts  and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tchad, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Vatican, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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For productions approved under the Film Rebate Scheme, The Board of Investment facilitates the obtention of all the shooting permits and licenses from authorities, agencies or individuals concerned.For productions not qualified under the Film Rebate Scheme, applications for shooting should be made to the Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC) three weeks prior to start shooting in Mauritius.

For temporary import of equipment, film crews can avail themselves of an ATA Carnet facility from their country of origin for the re-export of their props/equipment. 


Act on intellectual property protects any work of artistic literary or scientific nature, including audiovisual works. Legislation was revised in 2002 and is in line with  international 

Film Commissions

The Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC) was set up in August 1986 (Act no. 31 of 1986) and is under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Culture.The objective of the Corporation is to facilitate the Development of the Film Industry with the aim of serving foreign film crews and generate revenue...

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