Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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Fund Goal

The North Macedonia Film Agency as a governmental body, established under the Film Industry Law officially began its operation in 2014 as a legal successor of the Macedonian Film Fund. The overall responsibility of the Agency is to ensure growth of Macedonian film industry, film tradition and film...

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The nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Macedonia for a short-term stay:European Union, Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.

Schengen visa holders may also visit for up to 15 days without having to apply for a Macedonian visa.

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Law on employment and work of foreign citizens (“Official Gazette of RM” No. 70/07) covers work permits. Work permits for foreign citizens are issued by the Employment Service Agency of the Republic of Macedonia. Applications for a work permit should be submitted to the Employment Service Agency. Work permits are valid for a period between three months and one year, and are renewable. This procedure is conducted in the Employment Service Agency of the Republic of Macedonia completely free of charge.

No official permission is required for feature film shoots or any other type of production other than the normal requirement for permission from the owner of the authority responsible for the location in question.

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Exhibitions and Fairs, Professional Equipment. For detailed information visit

VAT standard rate in Macedonia is 18%. There is a 5% preferential tax rate (includes computer software and hardware)

Author's rights remain in force 70 years after his / her death. Audiovisual rights, also remain in force 70 years after the legal publishing of a work. In the case of multiple authors, property rights remain in force until the death of the last living author. Moral rights are applied. While there has not been any specific debate about moral rights, there has been a constant public debate (initiated by authors and the media) on the protection of author¢s rights in popular and classical music. A new Law on Copyright and Related Rights was adopted and came into force at the end of 2010. It strengthens copyright protection so that most of violations are subject to the Criminal Law. Ref:

Since January 2012 the pension insurance contribution dropped to 15%, the health insurance contribution dropped to 6%, and the unemployment insurance contribution dropped to 1%.

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