section 1 of this regulation provides for State aid for
digitisation of cinemas.
section 2 of the application examined questions about State grants under this
Regulation by the Swedish Film Institute.
State subsidy is provided, subject to availability of funds.
paragraph 3 of the State subsidy is provided as an aid to the
conditions laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) no
1998/2006 of 15 december 2006 on the application of
Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to de minimis aid
and by 18 to 20 of the Ordinance (1988:764) if
State aid to industry.
The purpose of the State's contribution
4 § the purpose of Government grant is to support
cinemas for the purchase of digital cinema equipment increase
access to a wide range of video throughout the country.
paragraph 5 of this regulation,
Cinema: local consisting of one or more lounges
Salon: local in cinema for the movie show with projection screen,
digital cinema equipment: basic equipment for digital
video show: video display for the public;
small or medium-sized municipality: municipality of up to 250 000
the seekers: the search for Government grants under
Conditions for State aid
section 6 of the Government subsidies may, subject to availability of funds, is provided for
investment in digital cinema equipment
video performance in the Salon that is included in a cinema with a maximum
three salons and with an average of less than two million
dollars in gross ticket revenue per shop and years.
A precondition for State aid is that the Salon
1. is situated in a small or medium-sized municipality, or
2. mainly showing a complementary range of
quality video from a variety of locales.
State aid must not be given to the establishment of new salons.
section 7 A precondition for State aid is that the receiver displays
that it has a long-term financial ability to carry out
section 8 Aid shall not be granted to applicants who have liabilities for
Swedish taxes or fees of the bailiff or
that are in liquidation or bankruptcy.
Application for Government grants
section 9 application for Government grants to be made to the Foundation in Swedish
The Film Institute. The application shall contain
1. details of the applicant;
2. details of the Salon which support is sought,
3. a description of the project for which assistance is sought, including
4. indication of the State's contribution should be paid, if
the application relates
equipment to be used by several jointly, and
5. other information necessary for the examination of the application.
The application shall be accompanied by
1. at least two bids from different suppliers or, if the
procurement has been done according to a transparent procedure which allows
selection of the tenderer capable of providing
These services at the lowest cost, the winning tender
from this procurement,
2. a copy of the applicant's most recent annual financial statements,
3. documents showing how the purchase of the digital
cinema equipment will be funded in addition to contributions under this
4. a development plan in accordance with section 10.
The application shall also be accompanied by the indication of any other
public contributions that the candidate received in the last three
section 10 a development plan shall contain such information on the
applicant's planned activities that are necessary to the Foundation
Swedish Film Institute to assess the long-term
financial conditions for conducting business.
Such data are
1. measurable audience targets for the next three years,
2. a marketing plan for the next three years,
3. an operating budget for the next three years,
4. a target group analysis,
5. a strategy for programming and marketing, and
6. a plan for cooperation with the private, non-profit and public
Basis in accordance with section 9, second subparagraph 3 shall include such
Protocol, decision or written certificate needed to
assess the long-term financial prospects of the
carry out the activity;
Review of applications for Government grants
section 11 applications for State aid must be assessed in the
number of times per year that the Foundation, Swedish Film Institute
At each review, the State contribution in the first place
be given for investment in salons that over the last three years
before the time of the application, or the shorter time
the operation has been carried out, had regular
video performances in larger scope. At
the distribution of the State's contribution, account should be taken of the salons that
is located in municipalities where there is no other cinema
with at least one shop equipped with digital cinema equipment.
Calculation and payment of government subsidies
section 12 of the Government may be left with a sum equivalent to not more than
50% of the cost of purchase and installation of the
digital cinema equipment excluding VAT, however,
a maximum of 300 000 kronor per Salon. As the basis for calculation
the cost of purchase and installation used the lowest
tenders submitted when applying for Government grants in accordance with section 9.
paragraph 13 of the Swedish Film Institute Foundation decides on and pay
out State subsidies on application from the operating
in the salons as the aid is applied for.
section 14 of the Recipients of State aid liable to account for
Swedish Film Institute Foundation of how the funds have been used and
leave the other tasks that the Film Institute need
follow-up and evaluation. An auditor is at the recipient's
Mission shall certify that the financial statements are reliable and that the
the conditions for the grant have been met.
Refunds and chargebacks
section 15 of the Swedish Film Institute Foundation may decide that a
grant will not be paid out, if it can
It is assumed that the refund is granted on the basis of incorrect
section 16 Recipients of State aid are obliged to refund if
1. the recipient of the contribution by providing incorrect information
or otherwise have caused that the contribution has been provided
improperly or with excessive amounts,
2. the refund for any other reason than what is said in 1 has
given incorrectly or with too high amount and the recipient
should have known this,
3. the contribution is not used for the purpose for which it has been granted
4. the recipient of the contribution does not provide such a report as
referred to in section 14, or
5. terms and conditions of the order have not been met.
section 17, if a beneficiary is obliged to refund under 16
§ the Swedish Film Institute, the Foundation decide to completely
or partly to recover contribution. If there are particular
reasons for it, the Film Institute may decide to waive
in whole or in part.
section 18 of the 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions
If an appeal to the administrative court. Other decisions
than a decision under section 15 may not be appealed.