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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 2017 the Fund supported two TV projects with total amount of 368 292 € in a reconditioned program for audiovisual industry support, based on 20% cash rebate of certified private expenses spent for film or TV production in the Slovak Republic. Newly stated 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 2017 the Fund has registered 12 new projects in this program with estimated production spending of 8.5 mil. € during 2018 and 2019.

In 2017 the Fund supported 33 cinemas with total amount of 188 048 € in a 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 (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 – 2015 = 6.2 mil. €
2016 = 7.5 mil. €
2017 = 7.9 mil. €
2018 = 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 2018 the budget estimate for this support is 800 000 €.

Estimated structure of support activities for 2018:
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% - development of technologies,
5% - other projects.

A maximum support to one standard grant project/application:
development – 30 000 €
production – 1.2 mil. €
minority co-production – 300 000 €
distribution – 25 000 €
international promotion – 30 000 €
festival – 300 000 €
research, training, publishing – 50 000 €
technological development – 200 000 €
individual scholarship – 5 000 €

Deadlines for applications in 2018:
production (incl. minority co-productions): February 12, September 10 (films), May 14 (TV projects),
development: March 26, October 15 (films), May 14 (TV projects)
distribution: February 12, May 14, October 15
festivals: November 27, 2017
cinema admissions support: March 26
research, training, publishing: March 26, September 10
cinemas modernisation and development of technologies: March 26, September 10

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 2017, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund registered 12 projects of audiovisual industry support and 523 applications for audiovisual culture support, of which 351 (67 %) were supported by the total amount of 12.3 mil. €.

 

type of project

no. of applivations

total requested sum

no. of supported projects

sum of grants

fiction films

110

16 587 366 €

49

7 025 500 €

documentary films

104

2 334 281 €

60

843 400 €

animation films

18

1 744 982 €

14

1 134 500 €

school films

24

123 970 €

17

50 000 €

minority co-productions

42

4 340 892 €

19

1 199 000 €

distribúcion a promotion

105

1 153 704 €

92

590 900 €

festivals

20

1 026 159 €

19

768 500 €

education, research, publishing

38

391 681 €

32

246 040 €

cinema digitisation and modernization

23

446 892 €

16

237 200 €

IN TOTAL

523

28 355 070 €

351

12 283 088 €

published: 20.01.2014
updated: 18.01.2018