Flemish/Brussels game developers looking for (additional) funding, it’s time to prepare your applications for VAF Gamefonds again. As of the previous call, the new management agreement is in effect. We’ll run you through the most important changes, but make sure to check out our previous blog and the VAF website.
The next VAF Gamefonds call will be on September 24. Projects can apply for the following types of support:
- Preproduction: max. € 15 000 (or € 75 000 if a prototype is being developed during preproduction)
- Production: max. € 250 000. Developers asking for more than € 150 000 will be invited to a 20 min hearing by the commission instead of being assigned a rapporteur.
- Promotion: Previously supported VAF-projects can also apply for marketing support (max. € 50 000)
Applications fall into one of three categories.
- Entertainment games: Games that have entertainment as their primary goal. The total funding can’t exceed 50% of the total budget. Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the commission for entertainment and artistic games.
- Artistic games: Niche projects or installations that have less ways of being commercialised. The total funding can’t exceed 85% of the total budget. Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the commission for entertainment and artistic games.
- Serious games: Games with added social value or games for education. The total funding can’t exceed 75% of the total budget. Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the commission for serious games.
To more closely resemble a classic pitch, written applications will have to be accompanied by a short pitch video where developers get the chance to express their passion and show their idea. VAF game coordinator Youri Loedts has streamlined the application process and we’ve already heard a lot of great feedback from developers. Do contact him for feedback on the new procedure or questions about your application.
VAF Gamefonds is looking forward to your applications on September 24. They would especially like to encourage people working on serious games to apply for funding. There’s little less than a month to go, so get to it. Good luck!