Frequently asked questions
1. Operation of the financial support system for audiovisual production, the so-called incentives
- feature film - not shorter than 70 minutes;
- series - each episode not shorter than 40 minutes;
- documentary feature - not shorter than 40 minutes;
- documentary series - the season not shorter than 150 minutes;
- animated feature – not shorter than 60 minutes;
- animated series - at least 10 episodes, season not shorter than 50 minutes
|TYPE OF PRODUCTION||MINIMUM RUNTIME||SPEND TO BE EXCEEDED (PLN)|
|FEATURE FILM||co-production||70 min.||2 500 000 (in 2019) 3 000 000 (in 2020) 4 000 000 (from 2021)|
|service||1 000 000|
|SERIES||co-production||40 min. / episode||1 000 000 / episode|
|service||1 000 000 / season|
|DOCUMENTARY FEATURE||co-production||40 min.||300 000|
|DOCUMENTARY SERIES||co-production||150 min. / season||1 000 000 / season|
|service||300 000 / season|
|ANIMATED FEATURE||co-production||60 min.||1 000 000|
|ANIMATED SERIES||co-production||50 min. / 10 episodes / season||1 000 000 / season|
|service||500 000 / season|
An entrepreneur who is a producer of an audiovisual work, a co-producer of an audiovisual work or an entity providing a service for audiovisual production with achievements and based in Poland. An achievement is at least one production (feature film, documentary film, animated film, series, animated series, or documentary series) distributed in cinemas, broadcast on TV or on VOD or presented at the FIAPF accredited festival and the applicant shall be its producer, co-producer or service provider. The criterion of having appropriate achievements can also be met if the entrepreneur hires a person responsible for production with adequate experience. Before submitting the application, the entrepreneur must conclude a co-production agreement or for the provision of an audiovisual service on the territory of Poland. The entrepreneur must also meet the requirements set out in the provisions on state aid.
Yes, if it is located in another Member State of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and has a branch in Poland and this branch is the producer of the work to be reimbursed. The Polish branch of a foreign company must also meet the conditions regarding the relevant achievements, the prior conclusion of the contract and the requirements set out in the public aid regulations, which are described in point 1 above.
No, financial support for a company providing a service for audiovisual production can only be granted if the producer of the audiovisual work or any of the co-producers is not based in Poland.
The act requires that the entrepreneur applying for financial support should have at least one completed and publicly presented feature film, documentary film, animated film or series, documentary series or animated series as producer, co-producer or service provider for audiovisual production or employ a person responsible for production with adequate experience.
Yes, cultural institution or foundation can apply for a refund of eligible costs.
Companies of any size can apply for support.
No, the Institute grants financial support to an entrepreneur who has contracted to co-produce a work in the territory of the Republic of Poland. It could be a domestic co-production or an international co-production.
No, as part of the audiovisual production support system "incentives" it is not possible to assign the granted support to any other entrepreneur.
3. Submission of applications
4. Eligible costs
5. Report and refund
7. Problem solving
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