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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 of technologies. Recipient of financing from the Fund shall be individual or legal entity registered in the Slovak Republic.

In 2022 the Fund supported more than 350 projects with total amount of 9.9 mil. € in audiovisual culture support schemes for development, production, distribution, cinemas, research, publishing, education. In the program for audiovisual industry support, based on 33% cash rebate the Fund supported in 2022 film projects by total amount of more than 7.5 mil. €.

Minimum limit of eligible expenses for cash rebate scheme is 300 000 € (feature TV series), 100 000 € (feature films, documentary series) or 50 000 € (documentary film, animation film or series) over a period of 3 years after the project registration. Expenses should be paid for production of film project in Slovakia.

Finances of the Fund are based on the combination of state budget subsidies – at least 6 mil. € annually for audiovisual culture support, extra state subsidy for audiovisual industry support and contributions by other private or public subjects (TV broadcasters, cinemas, distributors, retransmission providers, VoD platforms).

Total support provided:
Average yearly support 2016 – 2022 (standard grants for audiovisual culture) = 10.0 mil. €, estimated support 2023 = 8.0 mil. €.
In 2016 – 2022 the total cash rebate support provided by the Fund was 17.5 mil. €. There is no maximum limit of cash rebate support. For 2023 the total budget estimate is 49.5 mil. €.

Breakdown of audiovisual culture support activities for 2023:
70 % – program 1: development and production of audiovisual works
20 % – program 2: distribution, promotion, international presentation, festivals, film screenings
4% – program 3: education, training, research, publishing
6% – program 4: modernization of cinemas, development of technologies, cinema marketing

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

A maximum support to one standard grant project/application:

development – 45 000 €
production – 2 mil. €
minority co-production – 200 000 €
distribution – 20 000 € (Slovak films), 5 000 € (foreign films or dubbing), 2 500 € (DVD, Blu-ray)
international promotion – 50 000 €, annual Slovak film prize – 80 000 €
festival – 250 000 €
research, training, publishing – 50 000 €
technological development – 50 000 €
individual scholarship – 5 000 €


Deadlines for applications in 2023:
production (incl. minority co-productions): 13 February, 4 September
development: 27 March, 9 October
festivals: 5 December 2022
cinema support: 27 March
research, training, publishing: 30 March, 7 September
research, training, publishing, cinemas modernisation and technologies: 27 March, 4 September
distribution, presentation, scholarships: continuously since 16 January till 11 December
audiovisual industry support: all year round

Contact

Director of the Fund: Peter Badač
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: 26.01.2023