Switzerland: Co-Production Overview
Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA
(Eidgenössisches Departement des Innern EDI)
Federal Office of Culture FOC (Bundesamt für Kultur BAK)
Contact concerning documentaries:
Head of Film Funding
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
MAJORITY PRODUCERS FROM
TOTAL ANNUAL AMOUNT FOR CO-PRODUCTION SUPPORT
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.