LATEST HEADLINES
FNE and Creative Europe- Karel Bartak and Jozko Rutar discuss the first six months Bulgarian National Film Center to Fund Low Budget Films PRODUCTION: Bodo Kox Developing Children’s Film MECEFF Announces Line-up FESTIVALS: Czech Summer Film School Honours Greenaway FESTIVALS: Concrete Night and Number 55 Win at Pula IFF GRANTS: Georgian Animation Grants Announced FESTIVALS: T-Mobile New Horizons Kicks IDF DocBloc: Czechs Back Zeman Doc Pixar’s Anthony Wong teams up with Anomalia CG animators and artists for animated short Wildlife Crossing New Head’s for Creative Europe MEDIA and EU CULT Committee Malta Court Upholds Eviction of Mediterranean Film Studios Kinocola Launches VOD in Slovakia Romanian projects in Locarno Industry Days PRODUCTION: Love Express. The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk PRODUCTION: Genre Coproduction Binderiana Seeking Director Ida Opens Day and Date in Czech Republic PRODUCTION: Slovak Czech Tattooist in Development PRODUCTION: Jirasky in Preproduction with Hanna and Marie PRODUCTION: My Farm is My Castle Sets October Release Latvian Film Council Elects New President Sam Neill Shooting Austrian SciFi in Romania FESTIVALS: Gdynia Film Festival announces Main Competition line-up FNE TV at KVIFF 2014: Jan Naszewski CEO New Europe Film Sales and Board Member Europa International FNE IDF DocBloc: Interview with Andrius Stonys FNE TV: FNE Coproduction Meeting Crowdfunding Nets 2,328 EUR for Save the Film Depot FESTIVALS: New Horizons 2014 International Competition Pazura and Karolak Join Bangistan Cast PRODUCTION: Five Year Okhwan Doc Nears End of Journey

newhorizons2014top

avvanturaiff2014

You are here: Home News Slovakia Slovakia Moves on Film Incentives
Monday, 28 October 2013

Slovakia Moves on Film Incentives

by 

JIHLAVA: The Slovak parliament has adopted an amendment that will create a new support scheme for the film industry including the introduction of a 20 percent cash rebate for film production.

Martin Smatlak director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund told FNE “We want to open up the cash rebate in 2014. The amendment goes into force in January 2014.” He added that the cash rebate system will be available to Slovak films as well as foreign films that meet a minimum spend requirement. The minimum, which is still under discussion, is likely to come in at 2m EUR.

The government will provide separate funds for the rebate scheme so that it will not be mixed in with the grants distributed by the Fund.

“It happened very quickly,” Smatlak said, because of support from three Slovak ministries.

Slovakia has seen few foreign films shooting there in the past decade. The former Koliba Film Studio, which functioned as a TV studio for several years, has been shuttered, although there is discussion about the construction of a new studio located closer to the border with Austria. Without an active foreign film service industry in Slovakia, it is thought that Slovak filmmakers could be the first beneficiaries of the cash rebate.

Last modified on Sunday, 27 October 2013 21:23

Follow us: Facebook | Twitter