An applicant will be eligible to apply if:
- it is a local business holding valid business registration certificate;
- it is a business with primary focus on animation production;
- it meets the requirements as listed in the following table.
Note: A limited number of quotas for Tier 2 and Tier 3 will be open to companies or directors who have participated in the same category of past editions of support program.
Eligibility in different Tier of 11th Animation Support Program
|Subsidy Tier||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Subsidy Amount (Maximum)||HK$130,000||HK$240,000||HK$600,000|
|Eligibility||Enterprises with a history of not more than 6 years, as at the application deadline (i.e., established on or after 5th June 2017) and 8 full time staff members or below.
(Remark: This category is NOT applicable to the enterprises participated in the “1st Animation Start-ups Support Program”, or Tier 1 of the 2nd to 10th “Animation Support Program”)
|Enterprises with a history of not more than 9 years, as at the application deadline (i.e., established on or after 5th June 2014) and 15 full time staff members or below.
(Remark: Past participants of Tier 2 of the 2nd to 10th “Animation Support Program” can apply again under the same Tier 2 category if they still meet the above eligibilities.)
Maximum 3 quotas of this category are open to past participants of Tier 2. (Yet past participants of Tier 3 are not eligible to apply for this category.)
|30 full time staff members or less, and with no restriction on years of establishment.
(Remark: Past participants of Tier 3 of the 6th to 10th “Animation Support Program” can apply again under the same Tier 3 category if they still meet the above eligibilities.)
Maximum 2 quotas of this category are open to past participants of Tier 3.
|Length of completed animation work||Not less than 3 minutes||Not less than 5 minutes||Not less than 10 minutes|
|Award||Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards||Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards||Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards|
Requirement in different Tier of 11th Animation Support Program
|Subsidy type||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Synopsis||At least 1 paragraph of synopsis with around 100-150 words||At least 1 paragraph of synopsis with around 200-300 words||At least 4 paragraphs of synopsis (e.g. Introduction, Elucidation, Transition and Conclusion)with around 400-600 words|
|Screenplay||A complete story outline with breakdown treatments||A complete story outline with breakdown treatment||Full script with dialogue|
|Storyboard||At least 30 frames||At least 60 frames||At least 100 frames|
|Experience of animation produced by your own company||No||Not necessary.
If available, there is advantage
|Must submit at least one 3-5 min independent animation produced|
|Past business track record and Future business plan||Not necessary.
If available, there is advantage
|Please provide for vetting reference||Must submit Past business track record and Future business plan, particularly on the proposed animation work in this Scheme (e.g. TV episode, Movie or other related business)|
|Production crew||Start-up animation level||Professional animation level||Production crew with professional animation director, art design, music & well-experienced scriptwriter|
|Broadcast standard of finished animation||High definition||High definition||“Full Animation” standard|