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SUPPORT FOR FILM DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION IN LITHUANIA

Seeking to encourage the development of Lithuanian film sector, Lithuanian Film Centre provides funding for film development and production of the national films. Debut films are also eligible for support.

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NATURE OF FUNDING: Selective
MAIN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Cultural Test
SESSIONS PER YEAR: 2 (spring, autumn)
MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA: Quality and originality of the project, director’s and producer’s track record, financial aspects.

WHO CAN APPLY

State funding shall be allocated only to legal persons or other organisations or the subdivisions thereof established in the Republic of Lithuania or another State of the European Economic Area.

STATE FUNDING FOR NATIONAL FILMS MAY NOT EXCEED 

  • 90% of the film development budget
  • 50% of the film production budget
  • 90 % of the experimental film production budget
  • 60% of the co-produced film production budget
  • 75% of the co-produced film production budget with countries from OECD list*

MAXIMUM AMOUNTS

Production of a full-length feature – up to 725 000 EUR
Production of a short film – up to 60 000 EUR
Production of a feature documentary – up to 200 000 EUR
Production of a short documentary – up to 85 000 EUR
Production of a feature animation – up to 725 000 EUR
Production of a short animation – up to 145 000 EUR
Production of an animation series – up to 725 000 EUR
Development of a feature – up to 45 000 EUR
Development of a documentary – up to 25 000 EUR
Development of an animation – up to 60 000 EUR
Production of a micro-budget feature – up to 112 500 EUR
Production of a first time short film – up to 15 000 EUR
Production of a TV documentary – up to 10 000 EUR
Production of an interactive film project – up to 50 000 EUR
Development of an interactive film project – up to 15 000 EUR
Film scriptwriting – up to 6 000 EUR

These amounts are not reimbursable.

Not more than 20% of state funding allocated to film production may be used outside Lithuania.* http://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.htm

MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS

 To be qualified as a Minority co- production, the financial involvement of the Lithuanian production company should be at least 10% of whole budget in case of multilateral co-production and at least 20% of whole budget in case of bilateral co-production. In any case total financial involvement of the Lithuanian production company should be less than 50% of whole budget.

Production company must deliver substantial information confirming that the financing which makes no less 50% of whole budget has already been committed.

 In the case of minority co-production, either Director or Script writer or Art director, or DOP, or Composer, or Editor, or Sound director, or Costume designer, or Main cast, or Director of animation, or Art director animation, or Character Designer, or Storyboard Creator must be a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania.

MAXIMUM AMOUNT

 Production of a minority co-production – up to 200 000 EUR
This amount is not reimbursable. 100% of the financial grant should be spent in Lithuania.

 

More information:
AUDRIUS KUPREVIČIUS

Acting Head of Department
Film Distribution, Project Management
Tel. +370 5 231 4236, e-mail a.kuprevicius@lkc.lt