France’s thriving animation industry has been getting the biggest boost from the international tax rebate since 2013.
Each year on average, animated films and series represent a third of the productions accessing the international tax rebate and 50% of the expenditure of foreign productions in France, according to Xavier Lardoux
, head of films at the Cnc National Film Board.
Since the international tax rebate was revamped in 2016, allowing for a rate increase which grew from 20% to 30%, several French studios such as Mikros Animation, Dwarf Labs
or Fortiche Production
have followed the footsteps of Illuminated MacGuff and have started working on American projects that have brought nearly 30 million euros ($35 million) in expendirure in France, according to the Cnc
Dwarf Labs, for instance, began working for Cirrina Studios on William Joyce
’s animated feature “The Extincts” (pictured), an adaptation of British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s popular children novel.France
’s technical industries, which include animation services,