The endowment fund Praha ve filmu Prague Film Fund announces a call for grant applications for audiovisual projects – feature, documentary and animated films, series, or episodes in a series. The application period is from 1 January 2018 to 15 February 2018.
Applications may be submitted for projects on which filming began between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018. The resulting audiovisual work must be intended for distribution abroad, and Prague must feature in the project as itself and not as a stand-in for another city. The amount of available funding is 15 million crowns.
The Prague Film Fund was founded in Prague in December 2016. Its main objective is to support the positive presentation of the City of Prague abroad through the use of film and television productions.
The foundation announced its first call on 1 May 2017. It covered projects that began shooting in the period from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017.
A total of 18 applications were submitted, of which six were rejected for non-fulfillment of formal criteria. Four productions went on to receive endowments of CZK 5.3 million in total:
- Jab Harry met Sejal (working title The Ring), an Indian romantic film by director Imtiaz Ali, grant of CZK 2 million
- The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, a feature film by internationally acclaimed director Xavier Dolan
- Tout le monde debout, French comedy by the popular actor, writer and director Franck Dubosc, grant of CZK 2 million
- Ein Sommer in Prag, German television film by director Karoly Meeder, shot for ZDF and Austria’s ORF, grant of CZK 300,000 with a matching grant from ORF