Spain Film Commission returns from Cannes with a positive balance of its participation
Spain Film Commission has developed a full agenda at the Marché du Film 2023, an edition that closes with record participation, in the year that Spain was the guest of honor.
The agenda of activities began on May 17 as sponsors, along with the Spanish Film Academy, of the opening event of the Marché du Film.
Spain Film Commission, together with its partners Andalucía Film Commission, Castilla-La Mancha Film Commission, Canary Islands Film Commission, Catalunya Film Commission, Film Madrid, Madrid Film Office, Mallorca Film Commission, Film Valencia, Navarra Film Commission, Terrassa Film Office, Valencia Film Office and Valladolid Film Commission have been promoting the advantages of filming in the Spanish territory.
The agenda included meetings with counterpart entities and producer associations in Australia, such as Graeme Mason, Executive Director of Screen Australia; or the Minister of State of India, Shri L Muruga, producer Bobby Bedi, director of Content Flow, and executives of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry such as Pankaj Singh and Leena Jaisani, with whom two working meetings were held, giving continuity to the missions recently developed in India and Australia.
Also within the framework of the Marché du film, fruitful meetings were held with members of the Latin American Film Commission Network, Aina Aizemberg from Argentina, Luiz Toledo from Brazil, Essie Masterlari from Panama, José Castro from Costa Rica, together with Carlos Rosado, who shared a space for the transfer of knowledge and experiences.
Last Saturday, the first database of studios and sets in Spain was presented during an event organized by Variety magazine in the U.S. pavilion. The presentation was attended by John Hopewell, editor of Variety, and SFC Secretary General Juan Manuel Guimerans.
This database gathers facilities from all over the country, constituting an agile tool for producers and professionals of the international filming industry.
SFC's activities in Cannes are part of the action plan being developed by the entity to help consolidate the Spanish Audiovisual Hub, one of our economic recovery engines launched by the Government of Spain. The plan, led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and articulated by the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, includes public investments and reforms to achieve a significant boost to the entire value chain of the audiovisual industry based on Spain's strengths: a solvent audiovisual industry, talented and prestigious professionals, a creative capacity recognized worldwide and a comparative advantage in the growing global market for audiovisual production in Spanish.
In addition to the talent and extraordinary natural scenery, another of Spain's advantages for film production companies is the tax incentives with deductions for international filming that range from 35% to 60%, depending on the territory, and cover from the costs of creative personnel to those derived from the use of technical industries and other suppliers.
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