Funding can be granted for up to 200,000 Euros, and in exceptional cases for up to 350,000 Euros, for the modernisation and improvement of cinemas as well as the new construction of cinemas provided that they contribute to a structural improvement. A maximum of 50% of the total investment will be recognized by the FFA, up to 30% being allocated as a grant and 70% as interest-free loans with a duration of up to 10 years.
Up to 50% of the eligible costs can be allocated as a grant if the modernisation measures are serving to create full accessibility. In this case, the maximum funding of 350,000 Euros can be exceeded. The FFA can also award up to 200,000 Euros for extraordinary or exemplary promotional measures or the collaboration between cinemas.
In addition, the FFA awards grants for the screening of short films as supporting programmes and programmes of short films, film education measures for children and young people for the screening of feature films, or costs of a business consultancy for cinemas.
Applications can be submitted by the exhibitors at the respective deadlines. As a rule, the responsible committee for cinema funding convenes three times a year.