Foreign Application

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Foreign Application Eligibility

FIMI can be applied in one of two streams: FIMI for Production Activity or FIMI for Post Production Activity.

Criteria #1

Foreign Film Production companies using Malaysia for location filming and/ or post production and,

Criteria #2

Co-production with a Malaysian film producer (majority foreign owned).

Qualifying Malaysian Production Expenditure - A minimum

  • Qualifying Malaysian Production Expenditure(QMPE) of MYR 5 million for production
    (inclusive of post production); or
  • MYR 1.5 million for post production activity only (for production inside Malaysia)
  • Television series must spend a minimum of MYR385,000 per hour
  • Application must be submitted to FIMO at least 3 months before the production date

FIMI Process Charts

Foreign Production

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