Development Film Fund

UPDATE: AFC informs you that Development Film Fund has completed its 80.000 € capacity, after the Board of Members meeting on September 30th 2014.

The Apulia Film Commission Foundation (AFC), set up under Regional Law 6/2004 art.7, is implementing its institutional role in providing financial support for film production companies by allocating part of its annual resources to projects which promote and publicise the image and public awareness of Apulia, awarding funding and benefits through one or more of its specific grant funds.

Furthermore, the AFC is to dedicate part of its 2014 resources to developing projects based on original screenplays or adapted from literature of cultural, social or regional relevance or that are set wholly or partially in the Apulia region. The fund, in the form of a free grant, allocates a fixed sum of €10,000 in covering the expenses incurred in developing a film project in Apulia, in any format and for any distribution network.

The purpose of this financial support is to publicise audiovisual culture in Apulia in its early production phase, thus contributing to the promotion and sharing of Apulian cultural and creative identity.

Funding for the development of film projects is governed by EU regulations outlined in an European Commission statement issued on 15th November 2013.


Type of grant

Free grant while resources are available. Total funding budget of €80,000.

Who can apply

Italian, European and non-European audiovisual, film and TV production companies.

Eligible projects

Full-length feature films, TV/internet films, TV/internet series: fiction or animation.

Application requirements

Projects must be:

-       clearly set entirely, or at least 60%, in Apulia

-       in Italian or English language.

Selection criteria

The AFC Foundation Board assesses projects within 60 days and bases evaluation on their artistic and technical qualities, assigning a score up to a maximum of 100.

Projects which are awarded a score of 70 or more will be considered for funding.

Amount of grant available

Fixed funding of €10,000 per project.

Accumulation with other AFC Foundation grants

The grant is accumulable with all other types of AFC Foundation funding, except for the Apulia Regional Film Fund.



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