Spain Film Commission starts a new mission in India to strengthen ties with its Audio-visual industry.
The Indian audio-visual market keeps showing signs of its growth and development. Only in 2017, 1986 films were produced with an income of more than 2.2 trillion dollars, more than Hollywood.
Spain Film Commission deals with this new commercial mission in India to strengthen ties with this country’s audio-visual industry and to explore other emerging production centres in the Centre and South of the country (asides of Bollywood), which constitutes a great opportunity to attract more shootings to Spain.
The 4th edition of Indywood Carnival Film Fest takes place from the 3rd to the 6th December in Hydebarad, in the centre of India, and it will host, asides of All Lights India Festival, the largest audio-visual market in the South of Asia where renowned professionals of the audio-visual industry will gather. Spain Film Commission will have a key role during these professional meetings, where the effects of cinema on tourism will be discussed.
Juan Manuel Guimeráns, president of Valladolid Film Office and vice chairman of Spain Film Commission, with Pedro Barbadillo (Mallorca Film Commission) have participated in many sessions and professional meetings aimed to identify opportunities to attract new shootings to Spain and to open new lines of collaboration in the area of tourism. In the same way, the strategy “Shooting in Spain” will be introduced to a chosen group of corporative representatives of the main producing companies from the South of India. In this framework, SFC has been awarded with the “Indywood Film Business Awards” that has chosen Spain as “Aesthetic Film Location of the Year”. Other SFC close collaborators also take part: Guillermo Rodríguez, director of the Foundation “Casa de la India” in Valladolid, Vanessa Álvarez (ICEX-Invest in Spain Mumbai) and Miguel Nieto Sandoval, counsellor of Turespaña in the Persian Gulf.
On December 6th, this delegation will move to Delhi to participate in CII Big Picture Summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry. This annual encounter gathers the main key players of the content and entertainment industry of the subcontinent. In this framework, they will take part in panel discussions and bilateral meeting to explore new ways of collaboration. Other participants will join in the “Shooting in Spain” delegation: Jaime Montalvo and Miriam Fernández of ICEX-Invest in Spain and Ignacio Vitória Hamilton of the Spanish Embassy in India.
This same day, the agreement between Spain Film Commission, Casa de la India and Producers of Guild of India will be renewed for three years more with the aim of strengthen an active space to exchange good practices between both countries and promote the collaboration of the corresponding public administrations in the area of audio-visual production.
Bombay is the final destination of the delegation in this journey on December 7th, where they will visit the audio-visual facilities and have some meetings with Indian businessmen who already have shown interest to shoot in Spain.
India is the third audio-visual market in the world and represents a formidable opportunity to attract shootings in Spain. This new commercial mission started by Spain Film Commission is possible thanks to the priceless collaboration of ICEX-Invest in Spain, Turespaña, Fundación Casa de la India en Valladolid, Embajada de España en India, Producers Guild of India, Indywood Film Carnival, Confederation of Indian Industry and the South India Film Chamber.