Procedure

Endowment grants are awarded solely on the basis of selection from applications submitted to the grant proceedings.

The grant proceedings for provision of an endowment grant are announced by the Administrative Board of the Endowment Fund and commenced by publication of a Call for submission of applications for an endowment grant (hereinafter referred to as “Call”).

The grant proceedings shall be governed by the Statutes of the Endowment Fund adopted by the Administrative Board on 31 March 2017 and the Conditions for provision of endowment grants.

APPLICATION

Application for an endowment grant may be submitted on a duly completed Application form (hereinafter referred to as “Application”). The compulsory appendices also constitute an integral part of the Application.

The applicant must prove at least three years of activity in the field of film production.

One applicant may submit several Applications for one set of grant proceedings.

Applications for an endowment grant shall be checked by the Fund after the Application deadline to ensure they satisfy formal requirements.

In the event of an incomplete Application, the Endowment Fund may request supplementation of the Application by the applicant. If it is not supplemented by the applicant within the set deadline, the Application shall be excluded from the grant proceedings.

Applications for a project with the following content shall be excluded from grant proceedings
a) a project which is of pornographic in nature
b) a project which condones violence and which openly offends human dignity
c) a project which breaches the legal regulations valid in the Czech Republic

Applications for an endowment grant relating to projects which were supported by the Administrative Board in previous Calls shall be excluded from grant proceedings.

Applications for an endowment grant relating to applicants on whose assets bankruptcy has been declared or against which bankruptcy or similar proceedings have been commenced, or with regards to which proposal for declaration of bankruptcy has been rejected due to lack of assets of the applicant or applicants who are in liquidation.

The Endowment Fund is entitled to request additional materials for evaluation of the Application.

Applications which meet the formal and material requirements proceed to further evaluation by the Administrative Board.

DECISION

The Administrative Board shall judge each project on the basis of the criteria specified in article X point 5 of the foundation charter of the Endowment Fund and shall, on the basis of these, decide to provide or not to provide an endowment grant for the specific project and the level of the endowment grant.

The Administrative Board is obliged to justify its decision for each project.

The decision of the Administrative Board of the Endowment Fund is final and no appeal against this is possible.

The decision on the level of the endowment grant for individual applications is final and no request for increase of the grant is possible.

The Endowment Fund is entitled to cancel grant proceedings or to not award any endowment grants.

CONTRACT

The applicant must be informed in writing of the decision of the Administrative Board on awarding of an endowment grant or on decision to not provide an endowment grant and justification for such decision within 14 calendar days of the date the decision is made by the Administrative Board.

The Endowment Fund shall conclude a Contract on provision of an endowment grant with the recipient of the endowment grant (hereinafter referred to as “Contract”).

CHECKS

The recipient of the endowment grant is obliged to allow the Endowment Fund to verify use of the endowment grant by viewing the respective documentation or, subject to request, to prove the purpose which the endowment grant was used for.

The recipient of the endowment grant is obliged to submit to the Endowment Fund billing for the endowment grant by the set deadline determined in the contract.

OTHER

The Endowment Fund shall not reimburse costs and expenditure for applicants and parties connected to them relating to the proceedings or negotiations on conclusion of a contract on provision of an endowment grant.