Further film funding in South Tyrol
In addition to the previously mentioned programs, there are further possibilities for filmmakers to access funding. The Department of German Culture at the South Tyrol regional government authority offers screenplay support within the framework of individual subsidies for creative talents. To qualify for the support, the applicant must have either been a resident of South Tyrol for at least one year or be registered with A.I.R.E. (registered list of Italians living abroad).
The deadline for submission is 31 January of each year. Of course, applications may also be submitted throughout the year. However due to budget allocation procedures, applications received after 31 January might not receive support in that year due to already expended budgets. In individual cases, smaller productions can also be supported, i.e. for young, first-time filmmakers. The aforementioned residential requirements are also necessary for eligibility for smaller productions.
A further potential financing element for your film could also be the sale of the non-commercial exploitation rights for the territory of South Tyrol to the Office for Audio-Visual Media. Generally, these rights are used in conjunction with projects that deal with cultural or didactic aspects relating to South Tyrol.