Funding

PILSEN REGION

The Pilsen Region Funding Programme for the Production of Audiovisual Works was approved in January 2022.

Calls:

 

  • 2022 (deadline for submissions of applications 23rd February–15th April 2022), CZK 4,500,000 will be distributed
Objective:

 

  • to improve the conditions for the development of the film industry and cinematography in the Pilsen Region
  • cultural, educational and marketing contribution to the Pilsen Region
  • to promote local culture and tourism, cooperation between local artists, including traditional arts and crafts, and professionals 
  • to support the work of young and emerging artists
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature or animated films of a minimum lenght of 60 minutes
  • short or animated films up to 59 minutes of lenght
  • documentary including travelogue
  • TV series including animated or documentary with the minimum of 1 episode being shot in the Pilsen Region
  • student or amateur films including animated or documentary with shooting and prep works taking place in the Pilsen Region of at least 1 shooting day or 12 hours
  • intended for cinema distribution or television transmission and television retransmission (video on demand), internet or video-on-demand platforms
Criteria:

 

  • audiovisual works at least partly implemented in the Pilsen Region or about personalities associated with the Pilsen Region, and at the same time with a significant cultural, educational and marketing benefit for the Pilsen Region
For more information: Pilsen Region Film Office, Radka Šámalová, +420 737 190 798, radka.samalova@filmplzen.cz

MORAVIAN-SILESIAN REGION

The Moravian-Silesian Region Funding Programme for the Support for Filming Audiovisual Works 2022 was approved in October 2021.

Calls:

 

  • 2022 (December 2021): 6 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 4.800.000
  • 2019 (October 2019): 10 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 5.000.000
Objective:

 

  • to strengthen the local economy, competitiveness, and the region’s attractiveness to the domestic and international audiovisual industry
  • to support the “Moravian-Silesian Region” as a modern, cultural, film-friendly region through the use of audiovisual projects with marketing and promotional potential
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature and documentary films, series and episodes of series
  • intended for cinema distribution or television transmission and television retransmission (video on demand)
Criteria:

 

  • the manner and extent of utilization of locations, local services, the public, the local cultural and creative industries, and local film professionals
  • the total amount of funds spent in the region
  • the presentation of the region in the audiovisual work, content and thematic linking the project to the region
  • the total number of shooting days scheduled in the region
  • the promotional and marketing potential for the region
  • the form and extent of distribution
For more information: Moravian-Silesian Film Office, Hana Vítková, +420 734 766 746, hana.vitkova@mstourism.cz

PRAGUE

Prague Film Fund

Calls:

 

  • 2/2021 (deadline for submissions of applications 5th–25th October 2021)
  • 1/2021 (May 2021): 3 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 3.4 m
  • 2/2020 (September 2020): 6 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 4.7 m
  • 1/2020 (February 2020): 1 supported project, total amount of grants CZK 1 m
  • 2/2019 (October 2019): 3 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 5.1 m
  • 1/2019 (July 2019), 7 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 6.9 m
  • 3/2018 (October 2018): 3 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 2.5 m
  • 2/2018 (June 2018): 4 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 7.8 m
  • 1/2018 (January 2018): 9 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 9 m 
  • 2017 (May 2017): 4 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 5.3 m
Objective:

 

  • to attract film and television projects with marketing potential to promote the city
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature, documentary, and animated films, series or episodes in a series
  • international co-productions or foreign productions
Criteria:

 

  • the city of Prague depicted as Prague
  • international cinema distribution, television broadcasting, television rebroadcasting, or a video on demand service
Contact: Prague Film Fund, Tereza Moravcová, info@praguefilmfund.eu, +420 608 212 548

ZLÍN REGION

Zlín Region Funding Programme for Support of Audiovisual Productions

Calls:

 

  • 2022 (deadline for submissions of applications 22nd January–28th March 2022), CZK 6,000,000 will be distributed
  • 2020 (August 2020): 5 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 6 million
  • 2019 (August 2019): 6 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 10 million
  • 2017/2018 (January 2018): 6 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 10 million
Objective:

 

  • to maintain or improve the traditional creative sector
  • to generate interest in the Zlín Region
  • to use the potential of the Zlín Region for the development of the audiovisual sector
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature and animated films intended for cinema distribution or television broadcasting (>70 min)
  • documentary films intended for cinema distribution or television broadcasting (>50 min)
  • fictional, scripted TV series or episodes (>25 min/episode)
  • animated TV series episode (>12 min/episode)
Criteria:

 

  • quality of project and team
  • significance and contribution of project
  • project organisation and financing
  • regional effect and marketing potential
For more information contact: Zlín Film Office, info@zlin-film.cz, +420 778 515 500

ZLÍN

Film Fund of the City of Zlín

Calls:

 

  • 2021 – script development (October 2021): 4 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 239,225
  • 2019 – script development (July 2019): 11 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 950,000
  • 2018 – script development (April 2018): 8 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 900,000
Objective:

 

  • to maintain or develop the traditional creative/audiovisual sector in Zlín
  • to generate interest in Zlín and use its potential for audiovisual productions
Eligible projects:

 

  • films and series
Criteria:

 

  • level of importance for the city of Zlín, evaluation of quality by experts
  • the territory of Zlín (how much the city appears in the audiovisual project)
  • involvement of the personality of Zlín – whether a personality associated with the city of Zlín appears in the audiovisual project (even questionable)
For more information contact: Zlín Film Office, info@zlin-film.cz, +420 778 515 500

SOUTH MORAVIA

South Moravian Film Fund

Calls:

 

  • 2022 (deadline for submissions of applications 1st–31st March 2022), CZK 18,000,000 will be distributed
  • 2/2021 – script development (October 2021), 5 supported projects, total amount CZK 331,300
  • 1/2021 – production (April 2021), 10 supported projects, total amount CZK 8,885,000
  • 2/2020 – script development (October 2020), 7 supported projects, total amount CZK 500,000
  • 1/2020 – production (June 2020): 12 supported projects, total amount CZK 8,800,000
  • 2/2019 – script development (October 2019): 9 supported projects, total amount CZK 700,000
  • 1/2019 – production (February 2019): 13 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 9m
  • 2/2018 – script development (October 2018): 8 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 500,000
  • 1/2018 – production (May 2018): 12 supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 8.5m
Objective:

 

  • to support development of the audiovisual industry
  • to boost employment in creative industries and keep talent in town
  • to support the local economy and tourism sector
  • to highlight Brno as a creative place
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature, animated, and documentary films, series, online formats
Criteria:

 

  • amount of production expenditure in the region
  • promotional and marketing potential of the project for the city of Brno and South Moravia
  • content/thematic connection with the city of Brno and South Moravian Region
  • level of national/international distribution
  • involvement of local audiovisual professionals
  • use of local services
  • 100% of the grant must be spent in the region
For more information contact: Brno Film Office, Ivana Košuličová, kosulicova@ticbrno.cz

OLOMOUC REGION

Calls:

 

  • 2019: application deadline 28 February 2019, budget CZK 800,000
  • 2018: two supported projects, total amount of grants CZK 390,000
Objective:

 

  • to motivate filmmakers to shoot in the region
  • to support the local economy, tourism, and marketing of the region through film and television
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature and documentary film (>70 min)
  • TV film (>60 min)
  • fictional, scripted TV series or episodes (>30 min/episode)
  • TV documentary film (>40 min)
Criteria:

 

  • size and scope of shoots on location in the Olomouc Region
  • potential for use in marketing the region for tourism
For more information contact: Olomouc Region Film Office, Michael Žáček, michael.zacek@centralaok.cz

ÚSTÍ REGION

Calls:

 

  • 2021 (applications 27th July–11th August 2021): budget CZK 2 milion
Objective:

 

  • to support local economy and create new short-term job opportunities 
  • to promote the region through audiovisual projects with marketing potential
Eligible projects:

 

  • feature film, TV series or episodes
Criteria:

 

  • majority Czech financing of the audiovisual project
  • 100% of the grant must be spent in the Ústí region
For more information contact: Usti Region Film Office, Barbora Hyšková, hyskova.b@kr-ustecky.cz, +420 778 494 321