In a bid to discover competitive, high-quality, domestic and foreign creative works, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is receiving applications for comprehensive support for the entire process of “movie planning to production” from May 17 to June 13.
The types of movie projects to be selected include excellent movies filmed with Seoul as the background, global joint production projects, and independent movies filmed with Seoul as the background. Among the 18 works up for selection are nine quality movies filmed with Seoul as the background, five movies produced through global joint production projects, and four independent films filmed with Seoul as the background.
The selected movies will receive one-stop assistance for the various phases of movie-making, encompassing filming, production, and marketing, in line with the General Program for the Promotion of Excellent Visual Artworks. They will enjoy generous benefits, including the use of creative production spaces, grants for planning and development costs, assistance with the search for shooting locations, administrative support, and grants for production costs.
The General Program for the Promotion of Excellent Visual Artworks, introduced for the first time this year, is significant in that it integrates the various assistance programs that were operated according to the different phases of movie production into a single assistance program, thereby providing comprehensive support to the selected projects, in a shift of program intended to focus on those who need assistance.
The program for supporting independent films produced with Seoul as the background, which marks its fourth anniversary this year, provides up to 30 million won per feature-length movie and up to 10 million won per short movie. It also provides four feature-length movies with the right to work in a movie production space.