The Extensive Film Funding List

Edition 0004 / Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde

Aide aux cinémas du monde is the fund, managed by the CNC and the Institut français, dedicated to international co-productions. Jointly created by the Ministry for Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, it is managed by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) and the Institut français.

FAQ

01. Who is the fund for?

According to their website:

"The film must be a co-production between a production company established in France and one that is not, it must be directed by a non-French (or exceptionally French) director.

The language in which it is filmed may be the official or commonly-used language(s) of the foreign country of which the director is a national; or of the territory where the film is shot."

02. What is the primary criteria for film selection?

According to their website:

"A committee of professionals chooses the projects based on their artistic quality, their ability to present different points of view and new ideas to the general public, as well as the relative weakness of the foreign professional network on which the projects would depend.
The committee comprises two sub-committees (colleges), presided over by two Vice-Presidents, one open to first or second films of a director, and the other to projects by experienced directors.

The projects are examined at three stages: first by the reading committee, then by the plenary committee, which decides whether the projects should be supported or not and finally by the assessment committee, which sets the aid amount."

03. What is the maximum that can be applied for?

According to their website:

"There is a ceiling of € 250,000 for pre-filming subsidy and of € 50,000 for post-filming subsidy. The amount awarded may not exceed 50% of the French financing part. However, this limit is raised to 80% if the project is a director’s first or second feature-length film, for films with a budget lower than € 1,250,000, or for those co-produced with low-income countries."

04. How long does the application process take?

Please refer to the Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde link below.

05. Conditions

Please refer to the Aide Aux Cinémas du Monde link below.