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1) How does this work with the rebate offered by the Spanish Film Comission? If we do the postpo in Catalonia, can we claim both?

The Spanish tax rebate is open to international productions that do not qualify as Spanish, whereas this grant is devised for coproductions, that is, productions that will have Spanish nationality. Please contact us on cfc@gencat.cat  / catalanfilms@gencat.cat  for further specific assessment             

2) Can I get a contact of one of them

Carlota Guerrero - cfc@gencat.cat / Mar Medir - catalanfilms@gencat.cat           

3) When is the deadline? thanks,Gerardo Guerra.

The call for proposals will be announced at the end of July and will be open during the first two weeks of September.

4) What would be the best way to find names of relevant Catalonian production companies? Is there an exhaustive list somewhere?

 You can contact potential partners through the Catalan producers’ associations: PROA https://www.proafed.com/what-is-proa/ and PAC http://www.pac.cat/ . You can also check our exhaustive database in: http://catalanfilms.cat/en/companies

5) Also can I get the presentation?

The information in our pavilion briefly summarizes the main requirements of this grant: https://marchedufilm.online/institutions/908/ and also http://catalanfilms.cat/en/resources/Presenting-Catalonia-s-Minoritar-Coproduction-Fund

6) Your fund provides up to 60%? What would be the other 40%?

Funding may come from a number of different sources: Agreements or letters of intent signed between the applicant production company or any of the film’s independent co-production companies and the operators of public or private television channels.       

Agreements signed between the applicant production company or any of the film’s independent co-production companies and film distribution companies domiciled in Spain that have distributed at least two feature-length films in the year prior to the publication of the call for grant applications.

Agreements signed between the applicant production company or any of the film’s independent co-production companies and international sales agents, or cession agreements or operating rights licences for any country signed with international distribution companies, on-line platforms and international television channels.           

Grants awarded by national or international public bodies.

Contracts, promissory notes or documents of equivalent probative value stating the amount, in euros.

7) Is this new fund could support other than Spanish language films?

There are no language requirements in the fund.

8) Is it possible to do minority Co-Production with Indian films?

Yes, there is a coproduction agreement between India and Spain.

9) Good evening from Melbourne, Australia. Thanks Mr Curanta for your presentation. Pursuing international opportunities for international co-production is a key driver of my activities and projects. I am wondering -- do you or colleagues at Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC) facilitate introductions to Catalan-based local producers? Or  is it preferred that the international producer seek out and cultivate a working relationship before applying? Many thanks.

At Catalan Films and Catalunya Film Commission we promote coproduction meetings with specific territories at international markets so that producers can get to know potential partners. You can also contact potential partners through the Catalan producers’ associations: PROA https://www.proafed.com/what-is-proa/ and PAC http://www.pac.cat/

10) Hola, how many call por year?

One call only.   

11) Is the fund could support scriptwriting partnership with a catalan scriptwriter with a non catalan scriptwriter aiming at a future coproduction?

Could you please send us an email with your question so that we can handle it specifically? cfc@gencat.cat  / catalanfilms@gencat.cat

12) Is it possible to do minority Co-Production with flims from the Dominican Republic?

 Yes, it will either be governed by the Latin American coproduction agreement or by the general regulations of the cinema law.

13) I am developing a documentary (Italian production) few days shooting shceduled in Barcelona, no co-producer attached at the moment, which best support would you sugget. Thank you.

Could you please contact us via email for a more detailed assessment? cfc@gencat.cat  / catalanfilms@gencat.cat

14) Are there Co-Production agreements between Spain-Australia/Spain-Netherlands?

 Agreements are currently in place with: Bilateral: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Tunisia, Venezuela. Multilateral: Latin-American, European"

A coproduction with The Netherlands would be governed by the European convention and the one with Australia would follow the general requirements of the law on cinema.

15) Can you explain this: “The international coproduction must have the official approval of the majority country at the time of the application”? You mean that when we submit the project we already need the coproduction to be approved by film authorities at least in the majority country? Thanks.

Exactly, the coproduction must be officially approved at the time of submission.

16) Any co-production agreements with the UK?

Not at the moment, it would work under the European convention or the general requierements set in the cinema law.

17) Can you please explain the difference between “Bilateral” and “Multilateral” agreements.

Bilateral is only two partners, multilateral is three or more

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France - Cannes

22/06/2020 - 26/06/2020

Sector: Documentaries, Fiction, Short films

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