State Cinematography Fund


Type of incentiveCash Rebate
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend20.00
Financial cap per production-
Do I have to register/set up a company?Optional
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? Yes
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? Yes
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? Yes
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum spend 15000000 (in local currency)
  • - Cultural Test
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On submission of audited accounts
  • - State approx. number of months after completion of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - The fund also supports animations. 20% rebate on qualifying Czech spend and 10% on qualifying international spend. Eligible spend capped at 80% of the total budget. Minimum spend in Czech Republic of approx. $790,000 for feature or TV film, $160,000 for a theatrical documentary and $530,000 for TV episode. By the time the award is paid, the Applicant must be registered for income taxes in the Czech Republic. An international producer can meet this requirement by co-producing with a Czech entity, or by meeting this requirement itself, or by setting up a subsidiary that meets this requirements. Public support and state aid can provide up to 50% of the project's total budget, up to 60% for co-productions with members of the ECCC, and up to 90% for culturally demanding cinematography works.