Polish regional film funds: call for projects

23 February 2017

Currently, three among ten Polish regional film funds are accepting submissions. Producers planning to shoot in Malopolska, Mazovia and Lower Silesia can apply for funds now.

There is a well-developed network of regional film funds in Poland and their operations encompass most of the Polish regions.  In general, the Polish regional film funds seek film projects by announcing competitions. One basic condition for entering a project for a competition is that it is related to a city or town in the region or to the region itself either in its theme and/or its setting, or through the participation of local people and companies in its production. Support is also contingent on the expending of at least 100% of the funding within the region; in some cases, the sum to be expended is 150%. The competition organisers are interested in consolidating and enhancing the positive image of the city, town or region, which is why projects intending to use distinctive locations, sites and buildings receive the most favourable assessments. Foreign producers are also welcome to submit projects, though preferably as partners to Polish producers. All the requisite documentation must be completed in Polish.