Applications open for the Italy-Germany Co-production Development Fund
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Successful projects will receive between €10,000 and €30,000 and applications must be sent by 15 December. A database has also been set up to connect Canadian and Italian producers
There’s still time until 15 December to apply for access to the Italy-Germany Co-production Development Fund, set up a year ago by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs and Heritage and Tourism and the German FFA (see news article). The annual budget set aside for developing co-productions between the two countries is €100,000 (with 50% provided by the Italian Ministry and the other 50% provided by FFA).
Eligible for support are projects for feature films, regardless of genre (fiction, animation, documentary), that are co-produced by Italy and Germany and intended above all for distribution in theatres. The amount granted to each film varies from €10,000 up to a maximum of €30,000.
Applications must be sent via email to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 15 December 2015. A paper copy must also be sent to the offices of the Italian Directorate General for Cinema and the offices of the FFA. Guidelines and forms can be downloaded here. The documents will also be published on the website of the FFA.
A database has also been set up, on the initative of the Canada Media Fund, to put Canadian and Italian producers in touch with one another, and allows producers to apply for funding available for co-productions between Italy and Canada. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2015. To apply, click here.