IBF Europe regulations: International Co-production Support
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- The maximum amount awarded per project is € 40.000.
- A total of 6 projects can be supported in 2017.
- Only complete applications will be take into consideration (see Submit your Project)
- The application deadline is 1 May 2017
- The selection will be announced the end of June 2017.
- Eligible are creative documentaries with a minimum length of 60 minutes with international distribution potential.
- Documentary projects should be in the production phase.
- Documentary projects should be finalized no later than in 2018. This has to be reflected in a realistic time schedule of the project.
- This time schedule should also indicate that all requirements and obligations as stated in the funding contract can be fulfilled by December 1, 2018. (For more information on Contracts and Assessment download this PDF.)
- Documentary projects should be by filmmakers who are nationals of a country as defined on the IBF Country List and primarily live and work in that country.
- Documentary projects should be shot in one of the countries as defined on the IBF Country List.
- Projects should have at least one producer in a country on the DAC-list (that is neither a member of Eurimages nor part of the MEDIA sub-program) and one based in the MEDIA sub-program countries.
- The share of the coproducer(s) coming from countries participating in the MEDIA sub-program must amount to a minimum of 20% at the time of first payment and cannot exceed 70%.
- Proposals should include a global marketing and distribution strategy, preferably including a timeline.
- The co-production structure should be reflected in a co-production agreement. For the purpose of the project selection procedure a memo-deal (see footnote) may be accepted.
- The applicant should be a production company that has been located and active for at least two years in a country participating in the MEDIA sub-program and owned (directly or by majority participation) by nationals from such countries.
- The applicant producer must show a track record in documentary production and international co-production. A list of film titles, co-production structure, financial contribution, release dates and sales/distribution results should be included.
- The total budget (development, production and postproduction) of the proposed project should not exceed €400,000 and should reflect the expenditure on the creative element from a MEDIA sub-program country.
- A minimum of 15% of the grant from IDFA Bertha Fund - Europe should be spent in a MEDIA sub-program country. The expenditure should demonstrate the co-producer’s artistic involvement in the project and can be spent on eligible costs in the production or postproduction process. The producer’s fee is not part of this expenditure.
- The overhead of the applicant cannot exceed 10% of the total awarded grant, including the producer’s fee.
- The financial report for the IDFA Bertha Fund should include the official approval of an external auditor on the expenses made. Costs for an external auditor should be included in the budget.
- Eligible costs for production and postproduction include key crew, travel and accommodation, equipment, archive, editor/editing system, color correction, sound mixing, screening copies, mastering, subtitling, deliverables and distribution consultancy.
- Projects can only receive funding from one of the European co-production funds in the Europe Creative scheme, and applicants are obliged to mention any other current applications when applying.
All submissions will be evaluated within two months after the deadline. At the end of June a selection committee will meet to decide on the final selection. The end of June 2017 the complete selection will be announced. For more information on the selection procedure and contracts download this PDF
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