5. Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible large-scale international film and television projects must fall under (1) or (2) below. In addition, the project must also meet conditions (3) and (4).
(1) Projects which fall under (a) or (b).
(a) Direct production costs in Japan exceed 1,000 million JPY.
(b) Total production costs exceed three billion JPY and direct production costs in Japan exceed 500 million JPY.
(2) Projects that are scheduled to be released, screened, broadcasted, or distributed in more than ten countries, and their direct production costs in Japan exceed 500 million JPY.
(3) Projects that will cooperate to promote the location where the filming took place.
(4) The local government and the Film Commission at the filming location shall support the project in ways such as extra recruitment, subsidies from the local government, and publicity campaigns. The Production shall be responsible for confirming those commitments by the local government and the Film Commission.