Łódź Film Fund


Following its many-years film tradition, Łódź perceives the film production in the area of the City and its region as one of major ways of promoting its potential. Therefore in 2007 the City of Łódź introduced Łódź Film Fund as a tool for supporting film production which is both to encourage audiovisual undertakings in Łódź and to provide financing, which might be in many cases quite significant for finalizing a project.

The Łódź Film Fund is the oldest and one of the biggest regional film fund in Poland. The Fund supports the production of films that are connected—in their theme or during their production process—with the City of Łódź and the Łódź region. So far, it has provided financial support to 69 productions for the total amount of almost PLN 8,000,000. The films co-financed by the Fund include the Academy Award winning Ida directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, the Oscar-nominated In Darkness directed by Agnieszka Holland and Afterimage - the last film directed by Andrzej Wajda. 

The most essential aim of the competition is to ensure co-funding for projects of a high artistic value. However, the City is also ready to give support for productions which are more focused on commercial success.

Call for applications is announced once a year and the general rules of the Fund are:

  • Łódź Film Fund supports feature films (full length, at least 70 min.), documentaries and animations
  • The Fund can finance up to 50% of the film’s budget (in case of international coproductions – up to 50% of the Polish budget)
  • Production must spend at least 150% of the funding in the Łódź region (only production or post-production expenses are eligible)
  • Main selection criteria: project's artistic value and its significance to Łódź and the surrounding region (by topic of the project or engagement of local talents, professionals, companies or locations), commercial/festival potential is also being assessed.
  • Both Polish and international coproductions can apply for ŁFF funds. All the documents have to be submitted in Polish or have Polish translations.


Since 2015/2016 edition the Fund has been operating within EC1 Łódź - The City of Culture on co-production terms. The total gross amount of PLN 1,500,000 (app. 360 000 euros) for co-production contribution has been earmarked in current edition.

Łódź Film Fund is operated by Łódź Film Commission which provides comprehensive and professional assistance in searching for partners, locations, talents, companies or equipment to producers of feature films, documentaries and animations, as well as television programmes, commercials, video clips, corporate films, computer games or any other form of audiovisual production.

Łódź Film Commission is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), Cine-regio, section of regional film funds in the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber Of Commerce and cooperates closely with Film Commission Poland.

 
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CineRegio representative - Mrs. Monika Głowacka

 

Contact

Łódź Film Fund
Łódź Film Commission
EC1 Łódź – The City of Culture
Ul. Targowa 1/3
90-022 Łódź, POLAND

Tel: +48 42 600 61 33
lfc@ec1lodz.pl
www.lodzfilmcommission.pl