The VIENNA FILM FUND is Austria’s largest regional film fund. Its mission is to strengthen and to consolidate Vienna as a city of international film and television production and to contribute to Europe’s cultural diversity. The City of Vienna provides the fund’s annual budget of 11.5 million EURO. The VIENNA FILM FUND supports project development, film and television production and distribution as well as running a support scheme for cinema exhibitors.
The Fund supports feature-length projects with soft loans. We do not fund shorts. An independent jury awards grants for development and production based on the project’s cultural, economic and artistic merit. The VIENNA FILM FUND requests a regional effect of 100% of its support to be spent on local talent, creative staff and production facilities. Ideally, when funding a co-production it should be shot in Vienna or based on local content. Alternatively, projects with a very strong regional effect can also come into consideration.
Cine-Regio representative - Mrs. Gerlinde Seitner
Gerlinde Seitner, born 1969, has a degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as an interpreting degree for French and English from the University of Vienna. She is a CEMS – Community of European Management Schools - graduate and studied at HEC Paris. In 1997 she became in charge of MEDIA Desk Austria and the management of the MEDIA Programme of the EU in Austria.
In 2004 she became Deputy to the Director of the Austrian Film Institute and in charge of the coordination of the EFAD working group on state aids. From 2005 to 2011 she was a member of the Advisory Board of the Austrian Television Fund. In 2010 she also became a member of the Advisory Board of Film Location Austria (FISA). She is currently the managing director of the Vienna Film Fund.