IDM Film Fund

Funds available in the South Tyrolean film fund

IDM supports both cinema and television projects with a total funding budget of 5 million euros a year. Film producers can apply for funding regardless of where they are based. IDM advises and supports production companies throughout the funding process – from the initial consultation and submission of the application to the approval of the grant, project progress monitoring and payment of the funds. Applications should be submitted using the standardised online application portal.

IDM arranges for a committee of experts to evaluate the projects on the basis of cultural, content and profitability criteria, before making recommendations about which productions the provincial government of South Tyrol should fund. During this process, we place particular emphasis on the investments which the production companies are planning to make in South Tyrol to help raise the region’s profile as a film location.

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Two types of funding are available:

From application to payment in six steps


Mandatory consulting and online application


Funding decision: evaluation and decision by the South Tyrol Provincial Government, acceptance or rejection of funding application


Funding agreement: unilateral declaration of commitment


Payment of first funding instalments: dependent on progress of project


Final audit of costs after completion of project


Payment of final funding instalment after positive audit of project
(above all with respect to fulfilment of the regional effect)


Following the Decree of General Director no. 4805/2020 of March 19th, 2020 - Provisions relating to extraordinary measures concerning the terms of administrative procedures and deadlines for compliance and information obligations in relation to the epidemiological emergency COVID-19, it is hereby announced that the applications deadline for Call#2 | 2020, originally scheduled for May 5th, 2020, has been postponed to Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 12 pm.

Application and deadlines

Applications must be made online and can only be submitted following a mandatory consultation with IDM. We generally process all complete applications within seven weeks. You can submit your application whenever you wish, but please note that it will only be considered after the next application deadline.

Call #1 | 2020

(Decision made by 18.03.2020)

To the application
Call #2 | 2020

(Decision made by 24.07.2020)

To the application
Call #3 | 2020

(Decision made by 11.11.2020)

To the application


Birgit Oberkofler

Head Film Fund & Commission