The endowment fund will be able to provide funding both for feature films intended for foreign distribution in cinemas and for television films and series broadcast on foreign TV stations. The crucial condition is that Prague represent the real City of Prague in the project being filmed.

The endowment fund's Administrative Board will decide on allocation of funds. It is made up of  representatives of film institutions, film industry professionals, experts in the field of tourism and marketing, and representatives of City of Prague elected bodies.

The following will be the main criteria in evaluating projects:

  • the importance of the City of Prague in the work
  • how the City of Prague is depicted in the work – based on the script
  • the number of planned shooting days at locations in Prague
  • the value of the Prague motifs/specific sites (in terms of tourism, marketing, culture, history, architecture)
  • the marketing potential of the project (in terms of the tourism industry)
  • the potential for using the presentation of Prague in media activities related to the work
  • the positive benefit for presentation of Prague in terms of the topic and role of Prague in the work

Endowment fund bodies

Administrative Board:

  • Ludmila Claussová, Chairperson of the Administrative Board
  • Helena Bezděk Fraňková
  • Aleš Danielis
  • Nora Dolanská
  • Petr Erben
  • Eliška Kaplicky Fuchsová
  • Karel Grabein Procházka
  • Rick McCallum
  • Tomas Schollaert

Supervisory Board:

  • Jan Wolf, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
  • Richard Bureš
  • Zdena Javornická

Funding allocated for the endowment fund in 2016 and 2017 totalled CZK 10 million per year, and the same amount is to be provided from the City of Prague budget in further years as well.

The Prague City Assembly decided on the creation of the Prague Film Fund at its meeting held 15 September 2016. The endowment fund was recorded in the register on 16 December 2016.

More information about the currently open call for applications is to be found at the address http://praguefilmfund.eu/en. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2017.

Contact:


Kateřina Vojkůvková - Endowment Fund Secretary
tel. +420 725 818 467, info@praguefilmfund.eu

Ludmila Claussová - President of the Administrative Board
tel. +420 728 132 026, board-director@praguefilmfund.eu