Online Film Financing
Going to Cannes? As registrants of the market, every year we receive many booklets that are useful throughout the year. For many years we have been receiving the Funds Book which lists useful figures and statistics as compiled by the European Audiovisual Observatory, an arm of the Council of Europe ( www.obs.coe.int) . Now the information is available in an online interactive format most useful to producers. The Online Film Financing Project (Olffi Project http://www.olffi.com/) is…
A Unique web-based tool that …
§ Assesses the level of eligibility of a project for specific support programs from complex international film funding opportunities
§ Simulates the number of points in various cultural tests
§ Combines different elements of a production set-up in order to match targeted eligibility criteria
§ Compares the level of eligibility for different financing programs
It is extremely useful and helpful to have a quick view of the world’s financing mechanisms and to know they will be updated. Not only are its country overviews, but interactive comparisons between countries is unique.
Here is an example, in this case, a comparison between the national funds of Argentina and Brazil:
Audiovisual Sector Fund (Fsa)
Ar - Fund for Cinematographic Production
Br - Prodecine (Fsa)
45 500 000 €
99 999 999.99 €
annual budget Brl 400 000 000,00
Feature Films, TV series, TV single work
Nature Of Project
Fiction, Animation, Documentary
Fiction, Animation, Documentary
500 000 €, Majority Coproduction : 324 000 €, Minority Coproduction : 300 000 €, Maximum Amount 500 000€ / Majority Coproduction 324 000€ / On average 75% of maximum amount, depending on Argentinian quote share and considering only Argentinian film costs.
530 000 €
1 500 000 €
530 000 €
530 000 €
333 000 €
350 000 €
415 000 €
165 000 €
250 000 €
Cap Per Project
of total production budget
of Coproduction share Info
From 20% to 80% depending on % of Brazilian share
Nature Of Funding
Type Of Funding
Recoupable, Profit Share
Recoupment in first position / Proportional to the investment in production budget/ Limited to 80% of Brazilian producer profits, until minimum return of the investment (between 10% and 30%)
Who Can Apply
National Production Company, Service Company
National Production Company
The Producer must be registered in the Incaa National Register of Producers
Brazilian independent companies only.
Main Eligibility Requirements
Has Cultural Test
At least 80% of the financing must be confirmed / Financial coproduction only with Spain / For non official coproductions, min. of 20% of national share
Brazilian share at least 20% of the budget / For coproductions, application made by the Brazilian coproducer / Min. 2 actors per country / 2/3 of the artistic team from Brazil / If foreign director, must be Brazilian resident for at least 3 years (except for countries with coproduction treaties with Brazil).
In the country
In the region
How much ? Info Others Obligations
Main Selection Criteria
Script, budget, financing plan, cast and crew, distribution
Quality of the project, financial aspects, artistic and technical team from Brazil
Beginning of Pp
End of Fiscal year
When To Apply
Number of sessions per year Application Dates
All year round
Inscription, evaluation, pitching and investment decision
At any time
Number Of Project Financed Per Year
Minority Coproductions / Year
Founded byJoëlle Levie
served as General Director of the Bureau du Québec de Téléfilm (Canada) and later held the same position for the Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles (Sodec). After returning to Europe, she took over the Tax Shelter division of the Ing bank in Belgium. Today, she works as an audiovisual consultant for various organizations (Ace, Eave, ScriptEast, Fémis, Esra Focal…) and is President of the film selection committee of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in Belgium.François Farrugia
is the founder and CEO of Moviesoft, a leading European software reseller for film production that provides scriptwriting, production scheduling and film budgeting software. MovieSoft.com serves nearly 10,000 clients in Europe.Ilann Girard
, General Counsel of Pandora Cinema for 12 years, created Arsam in 2002 to advise audiovisual producers on the development and financing of their projects. He is also an active film producer, serving as executive producer on The March of the Penguins
and Plastic Planet
and as producer on Goodbye Bafana
, and Ombline
. He has won two Oscars, Berlinale Cinema for Peace prize, the Golden Lion in Venice and two European Film Awards.
They have this to say:About Us
It’s hard to get funding for your film. You’ve checked out your local film commission, raised a few bucks through crowdfunding, schmoozed with your uncle’s rich friend, and promised Pepsi you’ll include their drink in every shot. But you still don’t have enough. What do you do?
Olffi.com is our answer to the ever-growing difficulty of finding public funding for film and audiovisual projects. Discover new fundsyou never knew existed. Find out which countries give you the best cash rebates. Get in touch with local producers to partner with. Verify if you’re eligible for a grant. And make a real difference to your film budget.
Our goal in creating Olffi was to make finding public funding easy for you. We bring you information that’s complete and reliable, updated every day and validated by the funds themselves before it goes on the site.
New grants, increased budgets, new coproduction treaties: we keep up to date on all the changes in the world of public film funding, so that you don’t have to.
Questions? Write to us at contact [At] olffi.com or go online for a week’s free trial! Definitely endorsed by SydneysBuzz!