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The Czech Film Fund is the main public financing body for cinema in the Czech Republic. The Czech Film Fund supports all stages of film production, as well as promotion, distribution and other film-related areas. The Fund also administers production incentives for audio-visual projects made in the Czech Republic. Out of an annual operating budget of approximately 48 million euro, 30.8 million go to production incentives and 17.6 million to selective support.

The Czech Film Fund was established on 1. January 2013, based on the new Act No. 496/2012 on Audiovisual Works and Support for Cinematography. 
Act No. 496/2012 on Audiovisual Works and Support for Cinematography.

The Czech Film Center as a division of the Czech Film Fund  promotes and markets Czech films and the local film industry worldwide. It collaborates with major international film festivals and co-production platforms and utilizes a global network of partners, seeking opportunities for creative exchange between Czech filmmakers and their international counterparts.

The Czech Film Commission as a division of the Czech Film Fund  promotes the country with its film infrastructure as one of the world's top destinations for audiovisual production. As a comprehensive resource for filming in the Czech Republic, the commission provides incoming filmmakers with consultation, guidance, and contacts.

Find out more about co-productions and incentives in the Czech Republic.

Statutes of the Czech Film Fund (up-to-date regulations)

A Study of Feature Film Development in the Czech Republic (an Introduction)

Czech Film Fund Budget and Funding Schemes 2021

Total Annual budget:
EUR 48.4 milion (CZK 1.3 billion)

Production Incentives:
EUR 30.8 million

Selective Support:
EUR 17.6 million

Exchange rate: 1 EUR = 26 CZK

Selective support:
CZK 458 000 000
EUR 17 615 385

Funding Schemes:

 

Scheme CZK EUR
Development 32 500 000 1 250 000
Fiction films 18 000 000 692 308
Documentaries 9 000 000 346 154
First draft of feature or animated film 3 500 000 134 615
Animated TV series 2 000 000 76 923
Development / Production 48 000 000 1 846 154
Animated films *  48 000 000 1 846 154
Production 192 000 000 7 384 615
Fiction films *    128 000 000 4 923 077
Documentaries *   24 000 000 923 077
Minority co-productions    20 000 000 769 231
First features  15 000 000 576 923
Shorts **   3 000 000 115 385
Experimental **   2 000 000 76 923
Distribution    15 000 000 576 923
Individual films  12 000 000 461 538
Distribution projects  3 000 000 115 385
Promotion   4 500 000 173 077
Film Festivals   27 000 000 1 038 462
COVID support - innovations   127 000 000 4 884 615
Other schemes: film studies publications and professional education, reserve   12 000 000 461 538

* min. 40 % or 30 % Czech involvement
** more than 50% Czech involvement or largest co-production share


 

 

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