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Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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Fund Goal

The main goal of the Slovenian Film Centre is to encourage creativity in the film and audiovisual field in the Republic of Slovenia by creating suitable conditions for film, audiovisual and cinematographic activities.

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Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for a short stay of up to 3 months: Schengen area countries European Union, Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.
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Nationals of the EU/EEA Member States and Switzerland are able to work without restriction in Slovenia, including citizens of the two most recent members Bulgaria and Romania.
 Slovenia wants to monitor trends in the labour market, though, and therefore the employer must register the employment with the competent employment service within 8 days of the individual starting work. Equally, the provision of services has to be registered by the subscriber at least 3 days before the service is performed.
 For all other nationalities a work permit is required

No official permission is required for feature film shoots or any other type of production other than the normal requirement for permission from the owner of the authority responsible for the location in question. Permitting process usually takes up do 5 working days for filming in the cities. Closing down traffic in the main center may take up to 14-20 days to permit depending on the location. Filming in national parks is restricted and requires special permits.

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Exhibitions and Fairs, Professional Equipment. For detailed information visit

VAT standard rate is 22% (since Jan 2002) Reduced Rate 9.5% Exports from Slovenia are not subject to value added tax. Slovenia VAT Recovery Time: 6 months Any business with a turnover in excess of EUR 25,000 in the last 12 months is obligated to register with the VAT authorities. The reporting period is generally each month. For small taxpayers the reporting period is each 3 months.

A copyright is in force throughout an author's life and additionally 70 years after his death. The copyright enters in force automatically just after publication. The term "related rights" means rights in connection with a copyright. The related rights may be asserted by film producers, radio-broadcasting organisations, publishers and the creators of databases. The Copyright Agency of Slovenia (AAS) acts as a legal representative of authors and holders of copyright. Its mission is to administer authors’ contracts, offer protection of material and moral rights and conduct legal proceedings. It provides consultancy in the area of copyright, 'related rights' and the registration of copyright works. Ref:   

Social security rates for 2010: Employers: 8.85% for employers for pension insurance on gross earnings, 6.56% for employers for health insurance, 0.06% for employers for unemployment insurance, 0.10% for employers for maternity leave, 0.53% for employers for injury insurance, Employees: 15.50% for employees for pension insurance, 6.36% for employees for health insurance, 0.14% for employees for unemployment insurance, 0.10% for employees for maternity leave.

Film Commissions


Slovenian Film Centre (SFC), a public agency, replaced in January 2011 the Slovenian Film Fund, a public fund established in 1994 by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for the purpose of implementing the national cultural programme in the sphere of film. The Slovenian Film Centre runs a website...

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