Applications can only be submitted online. Applications can be submitted on an on-going basis without any deadlines. Projects for which shooting (for service productions: the start of shooting in Austria) is begun before submission of an application will not be eligible for support.
Only projects for which a complete application was submitted online will be placed in line for available funds. It is absolutely necessary to show clear confirmation that financing of the film project has been secured. Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) and Location Austria review submissions in the order of the date on which the completed application was received.
Grant award decisions will be made by the Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs within seven weeks upon receipt of a complete submission only after availability of financial coverages. The applicant will receive a written notification about a positive or negative decision.
All project risks and responsibilities lie with the applicant until an award decision is final! Funds cannot be claimed until a positive award decision has been made.
Grants are disbursed in instalments: upon the start of filming, upon the submission of a rough edit, and after verification of the final costs. Once approval has been granted the shooting must begin within a period of six months.