The objective of this form of support is to make Slovakia more attractive as a destination for large film productions which are able to apply for reimbursement of a certain part of their expenses.
The Audio-Visual Fund provides funds to support the audio-visual industry and the production of films such as live-action films, documentary films, animated cinematographic works or pieces for TV broadcasting to the extent of at least 70 minutes, or episodes of a multi-part serial with an average duration of at least 40 minutes per episode.
The content of works which may apply for a subsidy must meet the following conditions:
An applicant for a subsidy may be either an individual entrepreneur, fully capable of legal acts, or a legal entity which is a producer or co-producer of a film project for which the application for subsidy is made.
In the case of a film project performed in co-production, the applicant for a subsidy may only be one co-producer authorized in writing for this purpose by the other co-producers.
The application for registering a film project has to be filed by the applicant for a subsidy and comprise the following:
The total projected budget of a cinematographic work cannot be lower than EUR 2,500,000, and the reimbursed eligible costs must reach at least EUR 2,000,000.
Costs will be considered eligible if they are directly related to the realization of the film project and were incurred and paid in Slovakia after issuing a certificate about the registration of this film project, if it was:
The funds for fostering the audio-visual industry are paid in the form of a subsidy in the total amount of 20% of eligible costs.