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Switzerland: Co-Production Overview

National Fund

Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA

(Eidgenössisches Departement des Innern EDI)

Federal Office of Culture FOC (Bundesamt für Kultur BAK)

Film Section

http://www.bak.admin.ch/film

Contact concerning documentaries:

Head of Film Funding

Matthias Christen - matthias.christen_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern browser.bak.admin.ch


Documentary profile of Fund

TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR PRODUCTION SUPPORT

3.450.000 Euro per year (2017)


Co-production profile of Fund

NUMBER OF CO-PRODUCTIONS SUPPORTED

5


MAJORITY PRODUCERS FROM

Germany (3)
Canada (1)
France (1)


TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORT

217.400 Euro


MOST IMPORTANT NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS

Co-productions with a foreign majority producer and a foreign director is only possible if reciprocity = a co-production with a Swiss majority producer and director is planned or already realized.


OTHER FUNDS THAT FUNDED CO-PRODUCTIONS

1. “Visions sud est” supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and aims at making them visible worldwide and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland. A documentary will be supported with max. CHF 10’000 (approx. EUR 9’200) for post-production. This support entails the global distribution rights for Switzerland. Support is granted to 2 to 3 documentaries a year.

2. Switzerland has seven regional funds.