Spain Film Commission participates in the 76th edition of the Marché du Film 2023 in Cannes in which Spain is the guest of honour country of this edition
Spain Film Commission (SFC) will develop an extensive program of activities and professional meetings to give continuity to the work it has been developing in international markets. Its extensive schedule of activities begins on May 17 as sponsors, together with the Spanish Film Academy, of the opening event of the Marché. The Marché du Film will take place between May 16 and 24 and is especially relevant in this edition since Spain is the 'Guest of Honour Country'.
Spain's participation in what is the benchmark event for the European film market is promoted by ICEX Spain Trade & Investment and the ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual), which have developed an important program to promote talent and the Spanish audiovisual industry.
Spain Film Commission, which has a preferential area at the Spanish stand, will organise meetings with similar entities and producer associations from Australia, India, Latin America and the United Kingdom; a meeting with the MPA (Motion Picture Association), among other meetings, and the presentation of the first database of studios and sets in Spain within the framework of an event organised by Variety magazine.
The management of SFC is accompanied on this occasion by twelve of the members of its network: Andalucía Film Commission, Castilla-La Mancha Film Commission, Canary Islands Film, 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.
“Spain is a growing destination for filming in an increasingly powerful audiovisual industry and large international productions, to which we are continuously more attractive, thanks to the locations, the talent of our professionals and a competitive framework of tax incentives that was introduced in 2015 and which has evolved very favourably since the approval of the Spain Audiovisual Hub Plan of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan”, highlights Carlos Rosado, president of the entity.
SFC's activities in Cannes are part of the action plan that the entity has been developing to help consolidate the Spanish Audiovisual Hub, one of our engines of economic reactivation launched by the Government of Spain. The plan, directed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and articulated by the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures, includes public investments and reforms to achieve a significant boost to the entire value chain of the audiovisual industry based on the strengths that Spain possesses: 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 the extraordinary natural settings, another of Spain's advantages for film production companies is the tax incentives with deductions for international filming that range between 35% and 60%, depending on the territory, and range from the costs of the creative staff to the derivative of the use of technical industries and other suppliers.
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