Fördergelder des Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) für Koproduktionen erhöht

Film Fund Heads Meeting at Karlovy-Vary (copyright AVF)

Film Fund Heads Meeting at Karlovy-Vary (copyright AVF)

Koproduktionen mit der Slowakei sollen künftig besser finanziert werden und auch kleinere Produktionen berücksichtigen. Außerdem kann jetzt auch bei Animationsfilmprojekten fürs Fernsehen auch bei einem geringen slowakischen Anteil gefördert werden.

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The Board of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) has approved new conditions for obtaining subsidies for audiovisual works and has also published calls for proposals for the year 2017.

Some novelties were proposed by the AVF Director Martin Šmatlák and were based on an intensive debate with experts from Slovakia and professional and film fund representatives from other neighbouring countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Productions with majority participation by a Slovak author or producer can apply for support for the development or production. The maximum amount of subsidies for the development of an audiovisual work is €50,000 whereas subsidy for the production can go up to €1.2 million.

AVF has  also decided to include animated films intended primarily for TV broadcasting (especially TV series) in the call for projects with minority Slovak co-production.

This arrangement initiated by APAF (Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers) is a result of negotiations with fellow film funds on the VAF (Visegrad Animation Forum) platform. The maximum amount of subsidies allocated to producing a co-production in which a Slovak co-producer has a minority share is €300,000 provided the project is already financed at least up to 60%.

VAF is striving for more CEE countries to open up similar calls for both minority and majority co-productions of animated TV series – in late 2017 mainly across the region – in order to make reciprocity and partnering among CEE producers more accessible.

The total amount preliminarily allocated to support audiovisual culture in Slovakia in 2017 is being raised to € 7,000,000.


For further inquiries about the possibilities of co-production with Slovakia, contact the Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers ( info@apaf.sk).
For more detailed information on individual calls, contact Katarína Lukačíková at the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (sekretariat@avf.sk)