Co-developement with a minority

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Funding details

Region :


Production stage(s) :


Type of financial support :


Eligible expenses :

Development costs incurred by the applicant company from the date of submission of the application until the start of production can be recognized. The date on which the payment was made is decisive, not the date of the contract.

Allocation decision process :

Evaluation by a European (not national) expert

Beneficiaries :


Film genre :

Long feature film (fiction), Animation, TV fiction, Audiovisual documentary, Long feature film (documentary), TV series (documentary), TV series (fiction)

Maximum amount of financial assistance :

50 000 CHF max.

Fiction: 50'000 CHF
Documentary: 25'000 CHF
Animation: 50'000 CHF
Serie: 50'000 CHF

Submission schedule :

End of March and End of September every year

Compatibilité des aides :

Cette aide peut être éligible en collaborant avec un partenaire présent en Swiss

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Eligibility requirements :

Cinema TV Plateforms
Fiction feature film 60′ 90′ 90′
Documentary 60′ 50′ 50′
Animation 60′ 24′ 24′
Serie 90′ 90′ 90′

For non-linear audiovisual projects such as virtual reality works, no minimum duration is required. However, only narrative works in eligible genres (fiction, creative documentary, animation) can be supported.

  • The applicant Swiss company is a minority shareholder in the co-development, as evidenced by a deal-memo or co-production/co-development contract (N.B. a letter of intent is not sufficient) signed with an independent foreign delegated production company. TV channels and streaming platforms are not considered independent production companies. The deal-memo/contract must clearly state the intended distribution of rights (percentages), specify which producer is delegated, and meet the conditions of a Swiss co-production agreement (country, minimum participation, etc.) so that the film can eventually be recognized as an official co-production by the FOC. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that, for TV series and productions, such an agreement currently only exists with Canada, Mexico and the French-speaking part of Belgium (Wallonia).
  • More than 50% of development funding in the majority country is confirmed at the time of application.
  • The first day of shooting must be no earlier than eight months after submission of the application. In justified cases, an exception may be made on request for documentary projects.
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