Criteria

You plan to shoot in Morocco :

  • A feature length film
  • A television series
  • A TV film
  • A docufiction or a documentary
  • A long form fiction for internet

If you plan :

  • At least 10 million dirhams spend in Morocco (approx. $1M)
  • At least 18 days work in Morocco including set building

So, Morocco reimburses 30% of your eligible expenses after 28th, March 2022 (20% before 28th, March 2022).

Procedures

Before your production you should send a request to the CCM including :

  • The nature of the project;
  • The nature of the distribution;
  • The planned length of your work in Morocco;
  • The investment program;
  • The total amount that you plan to spend in Morocco;
  • The amount of eligible expenses in Morocco;
  • The amount of financial support requested.

Within 30 days :

In case of availability of funds, the Centre Cinématographique Marocain issues an initial approval and calls the foreign production company, within 30 days from reception of the request, to provide a bank guarantee of 5% of the amount of the financial support requested within 30 days, renewable only once.

From the date of payment of your deposit you have :

  • 6 months to start work
  • 12 months from the first day of shooting to finish your shoot
  • 3 months from the end of shooting to submit your accounts detailing spend in Morocco

Payment of the support amount :

Before 28th, March 2022: The Centre Cinématographique Marocain transfers, in a single installment, the amount of the support to the bank account of the production company within a maximum period of one hundred and eighty (180) days after the submission of a complete file of the payment request.
After 28th, March 2022: The Centre Cinématographique Marocain transfers, in a single installment, the amount of the support to the bank account of the production company within a maximum period of one hundred and eighty (180) days after the decision of the commission related to a complete file of the payment request.

Engagement

In order to benefit from production support, you have to :

  • Release the Moroccan cultural usage rights (festivals, schools, and libraries) to the CCM for an unlimited term 1 year after the worldwide commercial release, except for fiction audiovisual works or documentaries intended to be exploited mainly in Internet
  • Provide a copy of the film to the CCM, except for fiction audiovisual works or documentaries intended to be exploited mainly in Internet
  • Authorize the CCM to use extracts of the film for publicity purposes for the promotion of Morocco as a destination for cinema production or tourism
  • Undertake to include the following in the credits of the film “This film has benefitted from production support from the Kingdom of Morocco” in the language of the credits of the film. The CCM reserves the right to change this term or replace it as a logo indicating the production support provided
  • In the case of fiction audiovisual works or documentary intended to be exploited mainly in Internet, In case of a specific cultural events, the CCM may ask the producer for a permission to show the work
  • Pay the totality of monies due to the Moroccan technicians, crew and suppliers having been contracted by the production, along with any debt due in the submission of your request for production support.







Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Does a Moroccan co production qualify ?

A Moroccan-foreign coproduction can benefit from production support. In this case the eligibility tests are applied uniquely to the foreign co-producer’s spend in Morocco.

Where should I send my application for production support ?

Requests for production support should be sent to the Secretary of the Commission for Foreign Production Support, overseen by the Director of the CCM. The commission sits twice a year minimum and otherwise when necessary.

Information and Contact :

For more information, please, contact us via the following e-mail addresses:

j.benmbarek@ccm.ma
s.stitou@ccm.ma

Useful links

www.acces-maroc.ma