First results of the Portuguese Cash Rebate Incentive presented at the Berlinale

 Portuguese cinema was represented by the Portuguese Cinema and Audiovisual Institute (ICA) with a booth at the European Film Market during the 69th Berlinale.

The 2019 edition of the Berlinale was also another opportunity to present the Portuguese Cash Rebate Incentive through the Tourism and Cinema Support Fund and to introduce the preliminary results of the first year of the incentive, that came into force in 2018.

With a total of 25 applications from countries like USA, UK, India, Brazil, France, Germany and Spain, 18 have already been approved, representing a global investment in Portugal of over 25 million euros.

The presentation was done by ICA’s VP, Maria Mineiro, and the Berlin representative of the Portuguese Tourism Board, João Castro, with the participation of the Portuguese Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca, and the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho.

The 69th edition of the Berlinale took place between 7th and 17th of February 2019.