Contributions to film production (Production)

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Funding details

Region :

Kanton Basel-Landschaft

Kanton Basel-Stadt

Production stage(s) :


Type of financial support :

Non-repayable contribution

Expected local effect :


Allocation decision process :

Recommendations of the committee of experts made up of seven members. In the case of financing for contributions to the production of up to 30 000 CHF, a project agreement is usually made that stipulates the payment of contribution instalments. In the case of financing for contributions to the production more than 30,000 CHF, a letter of intention is first signed. A request for payment of the subsidy can only be made during a project agreement, after a positive assessment of the definitive documents, in particular the budget and definitive financing plan with proof of the full financing.

Beneficiaries :

Authors, Producers

Film genre :

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

Maximum amount of financial assistance :

200 000 CHF max.

Submission schedule :

3 calls for projects per year

Eligibility requirements :

30’000 CHF), ainsi que les projets qui sont très pertinents pour le lieu de production et qui ont une grande importance culturelle pour la région de Bâlen▪ Les projets doivent viser une exploitation nationale et internationale (festivals, cinéma, télévision, internet, etc.).n▪ Des contributions peuvent être apportées aux productions suisses et à la part suisse des coproductions internationales. n▪ Pour les subventions à la production de films de fiction et d’animation : le tournage ne peut commencer avant que la décision d’octroi d’une subvention n’ait été prise. n▪ Pour les projets de documentaires: le tournage peut commencer avant que la décision sur la subvention ne soit prise, mais la demande doit alors indiquer si et dans quelle proportion le tournage a déjà été effectué.n▪ Les films 60 minutes reçoivent entre 15 000 CHF à 50 000 CHF n▪ L’aide allouée à la production totale ne doit pas dépasser 50 % du total des coûts de production imputables en Suisse. 70% pour certains cas.”}” data-sheets-userformat=”{“2″:10657,”3”:{“1″:0,”3″:1},”8”:{“1”:[{“1″:2,”2″:0,”5”:{“1″:2,”2”:0}},{“1″:0,”2″:0,”3”:3},{“1″:1,”2″:0,”4″:3}]},”10″:1,”11″:4,”14”:{“1″:3,”3″:1},”16″:11}”>▪ Eligible: production companies based in the Basel region, film and audiovisual artists (for projects < 30,000 CHF), as well as projects that are highly pertinent for the place where they are produced and which have high cultural importance for the Basel region
▪ Projects must aim for national and international use (festivals, movie theatres, television, internet, etc.).
▪ Contributions may be made to Swiss productions and to the Swiss share of International coproductions.
▪ For subsidies for fiction and animation film production: filming cannot start before the decision to grant a subsidy has been made.
▪ For documentary projects: the film shoot can start before the before the decision to grant a subsidy has been made, but the application must indicate if and how much of it has already been filmed.
▪ Films < 60 minutes receive between 15,000 CHF to 50,000 CHF
▪ The funding allocated to the total production must not be more than 50% of the total of the production costs attributable in Switzerland. 70% in certain cases.

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Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL

Marktplatz 30A, 4001 Basel, Suisse


Caroline Prod'hom (Fachausschuss BS/BL)

Département culture du Canton de Bâle-Ville