Czech Film Fund

The State Cinematography Fund is the central institution which provides public support for filmmaking in the Czech Republic. The administration of the incentives is just one task of the Fund, whose mission is to foster and develop Czech film by supporting all stages of film production, distribution and promotion as well as domestic film festivals, publications and digitization of cinemas.


The State Cinematography Fund of the Czech Republic was established on 1. January 2013 by the new Act No. 496/2012 on Audiovisual Works and Support for Cinematography.

The Fund shall, in particular:
a) administer audiovisual charges, charges for broadcast advertising  and administrative fees in accordance with this Act;
b) maintain records in the audio/video sphere;
c) provide support for cinematography;
d) exercise ownership rights, including copyright and the ownership rights of performing artists, which pass to the state in accordance with another legal regulation;
e) exercise the audiovisual work producer rights that have passed to its legal predecessor in accordance with another legal regulation and the audio/video recording producer rights pertaining to it in accordance with another legal regulation;
f) grant the co-producer status in accordance with the Convention or under any other international agreement on film co-production;
g) provide film incentives,
h) perform activities defined by other legal regulations.