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Welcome to FISA

FISA – Film Industry Support Austria is a subsidy programme by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs designed to support the production of cinema films. Funding is possible for national productions, Austrian-foreign co-productions as well as service productions.



Hollywood production Downhill shoots in Austrian Alps

We are happy to announce the beginning of the filming of the FISA-funded Hollywood production DOWNHILL, which will take place in Tyrol and Vienna.

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Oscar-winning screenplay for The Descendants with George Clooney) are directing the remake of the Swedish film success FORCE MAJEURE, starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Produced by FOX SEARCHLIGHT, Austrian service producer is FILMHAUS WIEN.

Berlinale 2019

We congratulate Marie Kreutzer on the invitation of THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET to the GOLDEN BEAR competition at Berlinale 2019.


The German-Austrian co-production BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree (produced by GOLDEN GIRLS) will premiere there as well.

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 7th to 17th 2019.



SOS - Sea of Shadows

SOS – SEA OF SHADOWS at Sundance Film Festival 2019

We are happy to announce that the documentary thriller SOS - SEA OF SHADOWS by Richard Ladkani has been nominated for the competition at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan 24, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019).

The successor of the award-winning documentary THE IVORY GAME will celebrate its world premiere on January 27th, 2019 in Utah/USA.



New Guidelines from May 1st, 2018

During the 16th meeting of the FISA Advisory Board the board members issued the following recommendations to meet the aim for a stronger international approach of the funding programme:

    1. The non-repayable grant for Austrian-foreign co-productions amounts up to 25 per cent of the production costs eligible for support.

    2. Reduced minimum spend and total production costs in case of service productions:

      -) Minimum spend in Austria (eligible productions costs): EUR 400.000.- (feature)

      -) Minimum total budget of production:   
         a) feature film: EUR 4 M   
         b) documentary: EUR 500.000.-

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