How to apply

1. Project registration
The applicant must be a tax resident in the Czech Republic with a place of business or permanent establishment in the Czech Republic.

Projects must pass a simple test for European cultural and production criteria. Applicants submit their application for project registration along with the cultural test, a synopsis and a Czech version of the script.

Application fee is CZK 30,000.

Registrations can be submitted at any time of the year. Costs incurred after the date of the submission of registration papers (the ‘definitive day’) are eligible for the rebate; costs paid before that date are not eligible.

The fund issues a registration certificate within 30 days of receiving the application for project registration. The certificate is valid for 4 years, during which time the applicant must request the payment of the incentive.

2. Project listing (allocation of the rebate)
Upon receiving the registration certificate, the applicant can apply for the allocation of the rebate via a project listing application.

Applicants must submit the project listing application within 3 years of receiving the registration certificate.

The timing of the application is important:

  • Within 4 months of the project listing application being filed, at least 10 shooting days in the Czech Republic must have been completed (for a Eurimage project, the deadline is 9 months). The latest that an application may be filed is on the 10th day of shooting in the Czech Republic.
  • Should the 10th day of filming takes place prior to the delivery of the registration certificate, or within a month of the delivery of the registration certificate, the deadline for submission of the project listing application will be one month after receipt of the registration certificate.
  • For animated projects and projects that do not entail filming in the Czech Republic, only the standard 3-yeardeadline applies.

Applicants must submit the project’s budget, the budget for eligible spend in the Czech Republic and shooting schedule.

Based on this information, the Czech Film Fund allocates the estimated funds for the rebate for the applicant.

3. Grant award application
For projects with a minimum of 10 shooting days in the Czech Republic (not including animated projects), two applications for payment are possible:

  • The first after filming in the Czech Republic is concluded and the minimum eligible costs have been spent (according to the type of project)
  • The second after all production and postproduction in the Czech Republic has been completed

Applicants must submit a statement of account, financing plan, audited statements demonstrating the eligible costs incurred, co-production or service agreements, and other financial information.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

For further information and application forms (in Czech only) see also the website of the Czech Film Fund.