2023 FILM FUND  – Regional measures for the promotion and enhancement of film heritage and culture, and the development of audiovisual productions

Implementing regulation – resolution number 1931 dated december 16 2022

The allocation called Film Fund is provided in order to support the production of films that promote the territory of the Region and support employment and the development of the tourist economy.
These interventions are governed by Article 10 of Regional Law dated November 6 2006, number 21, and by the new implementing regulation (Decree of the President of the Region 22 DECEMBER 2022, number 0167/Pres.).

Where can i submit my application?

Documents will be available from February 13th here

Who can apply?

Contributions are granted to film and audiovisual production companies, with ATECO code (or equivalent NACE Rev. 2) number 59.11 or number 59.12, which have a project for fiction or documentary series work with a minimum duration of 52 minutes, a documentary, or a short film.

Independent audiovisual production companies (Italian, EU, and non-EU) can apply for a grant in the capacity of a single producer, co-producer, or executive producer.

What are the application deadlines?

The grant application for the year 2023, which must in any case be submitted before the start of filming, has to be submitted by February 28, June 30, or September 30.

The Technical Committee is responsible for the assessment of the applications and compiles a ranking of the eligible initiatives within 30 days of the call deadlines.

What changes compared to the old fvg-ff regulation?

If you want to learn more, download the presentation (only italian) HERE, please note that the text of the regulation always applies!

What are the amounts of the allocations?

Fiction or documentary series work, or a work of fiction

SCORE INTENSITY
a score equal to or higher than 90 points 30% of the FVG cost estimate up to a maximum of

EUR 300,000

a score between 75 and 89 points 25% of the FVG cost estimate up to a maximum of
EUR 200,000
a score between 60 and 74 points 20% of the FVG cost estimate up to a maximum of

EUR 100,000

Documentary and short film

SCORE INTENSITY
a score equal to or higher than 85 points 35% of the FVG cost estimate up to a maximum of

EUR 30,000

a score between 60 and 84 points 30% of the FVG cost estimate up to a maximum of

EUR 10,000

What are the evaluation criteria and relative scores?

FOR FICTION OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES WORK, AND WORKS OF FICTION:

a) relevance in relation to the promotion of the territory of the Region maximum 8 points
b) originality and innovative character maximum 10 points
c) use of local technicians, workers, and services maximum 15 points
d) effectiveness, understood as the potential of the work to reach its intended audience (distribution prospects) maximum 10 points
e) production credentials, author, director, performers maximum 10 points
f) direct economic impact of the initiative on the territory (financial promotion of the territory) maximum 18 points
g) “FVG effect”, understood as the duration of filming on the territory of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in proportion to the total number of filming days maximum 5 points
h) production facility of the project maximum 15 points
i) any feature other than those referred to in points a) to g), aimed at promoting the image of the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia both in Italy and abroad maximum 5 points
l) implementation of a Green protocol maximum 2 points
m) obtaining the contribution of the Audiovisual Fund of Friuli Venezia Giulia; 2 points
  TOTAL 100 points

FOR DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM WORKS

a) relevance in relation to the promotion of the territory of the Region maximum15 points
b) use of local technicians, workers, and services; maximum 5 points
b) originality and innovative character maximum 15 points
c) effectiveness, understood as the potential of the work to reach its intended target audience (distribution prospects), presence of co-production agreements as provided for in Article 6 of Italian Law 220/2016; maximum 18 points
d) production credentials, author, director, performers maximum15 points
e) “FVG effect”, understood as the duration of filming on the territory of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in proportion to the total number of filming days maximum 10 points
f) production facility of the project maximum 18 points
g) implementation of a Green protocol maximum 2 points
h) obtaining the contribution of the Audiovisual Fund of Friuli Venezia Giulia 2 points
  TOTAL 100 points

When are the contributions allocated?

Contributions may be paid out in advance up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the total amount upon presentation of a bank surety or insurance surety policy for an amount at least equal to the sum to be paid out. The bank surety is not required for contributions equal to or less than EUR 15,000.

The balance of the contribution is settled no later than 90 days from the date of receipt of the report.

What are you required to do before submitting your application?

A brief presentation, which can also be made online, of the project for which an application for a contribution is planned, is always useful and appreciated by the Film Commission. This serves the purpose of establishing whether the premises exist, most of all in terms of location requests, upon which to build a productive collaboration.

Are there other incentives in friuli venezia giulia?

Thanks to a special fund (Gorizia Fund) provided by the Chamber of Commerce of Venezia Giulia Trieste Gorizia, the GO FILM manifestation of interest has been active since 2022. Its primary objective is the valorisation of the territory of Gorizia through film and audiovisual productions.

It is regulated by specific regulations available at this link and is directed at productions that have been judged eligible (even if not financed) based on the Film Fund call. It requires that at least 70% of the filming performed in Friuli-Venezia Giulia involves the territory of the province of Gorizia.

In addition, there is also the Regional Audiovisual Fund, which is mainly aimed at supporting local companies and professionals, but which also has a special focus on projects proposed by Production Companies with registered offices outside the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The sectors of application are Training, Development, and Distribution, and the rules for accessing the Fund are available at www.audiovisivofvg.it

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