The IDM Film Fund, managed by IDM Südtirol, supports producers shooting a film project entirely or partially in South Tyrol. The contribution can cover up to 50% of the total estimated production costs and, in exceptional cases (small or difficult films, or those made on a very small budget), up to 80%. The maximum contribution amount per film project is €1.5 million.
Funding is issued in the form of non-repayable grants in instalments in keeping with the timeline of the project, and may be combined with other forms of state funding.
Only production companies are eligible to submit applications. In the case of co-productions (generally film co-productions), the application must be submitted by the majority producer. If Italian partners are involved in an International co-production, only the majority Italian producer may submit the application, even when they are themselves a minority producer among the international partners; if a South Tyrolean producer is involved in a national or international co-production, the South Tyrolean producer must submit the application, regardless of the producer’s status within the co-production group.
To be granted funding, spending in the region must amount to at least 150% of the amount requested for projects.
The separate pre-production grants are for preparatory activities such as project development and pre-production. IDM can support the applicant project by covering a maximum of 70% of costs, for a total amount of no more than €100,000. The application must be accompanied by a detailed estimate of pre-production costs. This funding mechanism is reserved exclusively for projects with direct cultural references to the Alto Adige region and/or significant ties to the region during the production stage. This requirement can be met by the storyline, the writer/director or the involvement of local professionals.
Through production funding for short films and short form series IDM supports film projects produced wholly or partly in South Tyrol by covering up to 70% of the total production costs. The maximum amount granted is 30.000 euros per project. Grants from the IDM Film Fund can be combined with other public grants.
IDM is particularly committed to supporting co-productions between Italy and German-speaking countries.
Short films: €30,000
Production: 50% (80% in the case of small or difficult films, or those made on a very small budget)
Pre-production and short fims: 70%
150% of the amount requested in the province.
The producer must contribuite to the project'd funding with suitable financial resources, including liquid assets.
The work's distribution must already have been secured.
The main sources of funding must already be confirmed, or at least guaranteed by reliable sources.
The following factors will help to ensure the application's success:
This can be broken down into six steps from the application stage to payment: