How to apply

1. Project registration
The project must register with a simple test for European cultural and production criteria. The applicant must submit the cultural test along with a synopsis and a Czech version of their script.

Registrations can be submitted at any time of the year. Costs incurred after the date of the submission of registration papers (the ‘definitive day’) are eligible for the rebate; costs incurred before that date are not eligible.

Application fee is CZK 30,000 (USD 1,186 / EUR 1,111).

The test is reviewed and evaluated by the State Cinematography Fund Commission, which will notify successful applicants.

2. Project listing (allocation of the rebate)
Upon receiving the registration certificate, the applicant can apply for the allocation of the rebate.

The timing of the application is important: within 4 months after it is filed, at least 10 shooting days must have been completed (for a Eurimage project, the deadline is 9 months). The latest that an application may be filed is on the 10th day of shooting.

Applicants must submit the project’s budget and estimate of eligible spend, the shooting schedule for Czech locations, co-production or service agreements.

Based on this information, the State Fund allocates the estimated funds for the rebate for the applicant.

3. Grant award application
Applicants submit audited statements demonstrating the eligible costs incurred.

Two applications for payment will be possible: The first after filming is concluded in the Czech Republic; the second after all production and postproduction is completed in the Czech Republic.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

For further information and application forms (in Czech only) see also the website of the State Cinematography Fund.