Answers to the most important questions about filming in lockdown
Is filming permitted in Austria and does this also apply in public places and during exit restrictions? What are the protective measures and the guidelines?
The most important questions are answered on the homepage of the WKO:
- FAQs shooting during 3rd lockdown (German)
Here you can find the updated comeback paper of the Austrian film associations in coordination with the Ministry of Health:
- Comeback Work Concept (German)
Hotel stays are permitted for professional purposes that cannot be postponed. A list of open accommodations is available here:
Since Mid-June 2020, it is possible to apply for financial assistance for film and TV productions in which shooting had to be delayed or interrupted as a consequence of COVID-19. Assistance is available in the form of a grant of up to EUR 2.5 million per production to cover additional costs incurred.
In the case of international service productions funded by FISA (Film Industry Support Austria), this grant equals up to 50 percent of the additional eligible costs incurred in Austria due to COVID-19.
Applications can be submitted until 31st December 2020.
- Information Comeback grant (German)