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Slovak Audiovisual Fund

The Slovak Audiovisual Fund, operating since 2010, is the main public funding institution for the Slovak audiovisual culture and industry. The aim of the Fund is to support the entire film value chain - development, production, distribution and promotion of audiovisual works, cinemas, festivals, research, training activities, innovations and technologies. Recipient of financing from the Fund shall be individual or legal entity registered in the Slovak Republic.

In 2019 the Fund supported 12 projects with total amount of 970 457 € in a reconditioned program for audiovisual industry support, based on 20% cash rebate (33% since January 1st, 2020) of certified private expenses spent for film or TV production in the Slovak Republic. Minimum sum of expenses for cash rebate is at least 300 000 € (feature TV series) or 150 000 € (films, documentaries, animation series) over a period of 3 years after the project registration. Expenses should be paid for production of film or TV serial. In 2019 the Fund has registered 28 new projects in this program with estimated production spending of 27.5 mil. € during 2019, 2020 and 2021.

In 2019 the Fund supported 25 cinemas with total amount of 157 150 € in a program focused on support of 1 € for each admission on Slovak film including minority co-productions (0,50 € for film of more than 100 000 total admissions).

Finances of the Fund are based on the combination of basic state budget subsidies (at least 6 mil. € annually), particular state subsidy for audiovisual industry support and contributions by subjects using audiovisual works:
- public service TV (5% of the total advertising revenues),
- private TV channels (2% of the total advertising revenues),
- cinema operators (1% of each admission fee),
- distributors of audiovisual works (1% of distribution revenues),
- retransmission providers (1% of revenues),
- VoD platforms (0,5% of revenues).

Total support provided (standard grants for audiovisual culture):
average 2010 – 2019 = 7.7 mil. €
2020 = 8.0 mil. €

Cash rebate support of audiovisual industry has a separate budget according to presumable expenses of registered projects (there is no maximum limit of the budget for audiovisual industry support). For 2020 the budget estimate for this support is 7.5 mil. €.

Estimated structure of support activities for 2020:
75% – program 1: development and production of audiovisual works – feature, documentary, animation, student films, minority co-productions,
17% – program 2: distribution, promotion, international presentation, festivals, cinema admissions support
3% – program 3: education, training, research, publishing,
5% – program 4: digitization and modernization of cinemas, development of audiovisual technologies.

An obligatory co-financing for standard grants is appointed by percentage of the project’s total budget:
10% – production of audiovisual works,
20% – TV projects,
50% – minority co-productions,
20% – festivals,
50% – development of technologies,
5% – other projects.

A maximum support to one standard grant project/application:development – 50 000 €
production – 2 mil. €
minority co-production – 250 000 €
distribution – 25 000 € (Slovak films), 10 000 € (foreign films), 5 000 € (dubbing)
international promotion – 50 000 €
festival – 250 000 €
research, training, publishing – 50 000 €
technological development – 200 000 €
individual scholarship – 5 000 €


Deadlines for applications in 2020:
production (incl. minority co-productions): 10 February, 7 September
development: 30 March, 5 October
distribution: 30 March, 5 October
festivals: 2 December 2019
cinema admissions support: 30 March
research, training, publishing: 30 March, 7 September
cinemas modernisation and development of technologies: 30 March, 7 September
international presentation, audiovisual industry support: continuously

Contact

Director of the Fund: Martin Šmatlák
Audiovizuálny fond / Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Grösslingová 53, SK-811 09, Bratislava
Tel: +421 5923 4545, Fax: +421 5923 4461
sekretariat@avf.sk; www.avf.sk

In 2019, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund registered 28 projects of audiovisual industry support (cash rebate) and 521 applications for audiovisual culture support, of which 345 (66 %) were supported by the total amount of 10.6 mil. €.

 

Type of project

No. of applications

Total requested sum

No. of supported projects

Sum of grants

fiction films

101

15 333 307 €

47

6 027 500 €

documentary films

111

2 566 110 €

58

978 000 €

animation films

24

1 964 355 €

16

860 400 €

school films

15

69 039 €

13

49 500 €

minority co-productions

33

3 228 688 €

13

825 400 €

distribution a promotion

116

1 096 602 €

104

590 250 €

festivals

23

1 027 689 €

16

600 000 €

Slovak cinema admission support

25

157 150 €

25

157 150 €

education, research, publishing

50

505 974 €

40

333 500 €

cinema modernization and development of technologies

23

469 366 €

13

260 300 €

TOTAL

521

26 418 280 €

345

10 682 000 €

published: 20.01.2014
updated: 24.03.2020