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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, 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 2016 the Fund supported the project Marco Polo 2 (Weinstein Company production) with amount of 412 599 € in a new program for audiovisual industry support, based on 20% cash rebate of certified private expenses spent for film or TV production in the Slovak Republic. Minimum sum of expenses for cash rebate is at least 2 mil. € over a period of 3 years after the project registration. Expenses should be paid for production of film, TV serial or slate funding. In 2016 the Fund has registered 4 new projects in this program with estimated production spending of 22.5 mil. € during 2017 and 2018. List of all registered projects (in Slovak)

In 2016 the Fund supported 38 cinemas with total amount of 217 488 € in a new program focused on support of 1 € for each admission on Slovak film including minority co-productions.
Finances of the Fund are based on the combination of basic state budget subsidies, 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):
2010 – 6.8 mil. €
2011 – 5.7 mil. €
2012 – 5.5 mil. €
2013 – 6.4 mil. €
2014 – 6.4 mil. €
2015 – 6.5 mil. €
2016 – 7.5 mil. €
(estimated) 2017 – 7.1 mil. € for audiovisual cultrue and 4.5 mil € for audiovisual Industry
(estimated) 2018 – 8 mil. € for audiovisual cultrue

Cash rebate support of audiovisual industry has a separate budget according to presumable expenses of registered projects. For 2017 the budget estimate for this support is 4.5 mil. €.

Deadlines for applications in 2018:

Program 1 / Production (incl. minority co-productions):
Feb 12, 2018  / May 14, 2018 (TV) / Sept 10, 2018

Program 1 / Development:
April 17, 2017 / Oct 16, 2017 (TV)

Program 2 / 2.1. Distribution, promotion:
Feb 12, 2018 / May 14, 2018 / Oct 15, 2018

Program 2 / 2.2. Festivals and Events in Slovakia:
Nov 27, 2017 / March 26, 2017

Program 3 / Research, training, publishing:
March 26, 2018 / Sept 10, 2018

Program 4 / Development of audivisual technology in Slovakia:
March 26, 2018 / Sept 10, 2018

Estimated structure of support activities for 2017:
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,
50% - minority co-productions, TV projects
20% - festivals,
50% - cinema digitisation and development of technologies,
5% - other projects.

A maximum support to one standard grant project/application:
development – 50 000 €
production – 1.2 mil. €
minority co-production – 300 000 €
distribution – 30 000 €
festival – 300 000 €
research, training, publishing – 50 000 €
technological development – 200 000 €
individual scholarship – 5 000 €

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 2016, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund registered 4 projects of audiovisual industry support and 594 applications for audiovisual culture support, of which 354 (60 %) were supported by the total amount of 7.43 mil. €.

type of project

no. of applivations

total requested sum

no. of supported projects

sum of grants

fiction films

143

17 343 050 €

46

4 022 000 €

documentary films

126

2 993 896 €

57

761 150 €

animation films

37

716 282 €

24

316 800 €

school films

24

101 249 €

17

50 000 €

minority co-producitons

34

2 853 408 €

16

591 000 €

distribution and promotion

107

1 031 459 €

92

450 000 €

festivals

20

909 546 €

15

500 000 €

education, research, publishing

46

398 751€

35

222 300 €

cinema digitisation and modernization

16

394 512€

14

302 950 €

In TOTAL

594

26 970 490€

354

7 443 688€

 

published: 20.01.2014
updated: 15.11.2017