Portugal Film Commission in London is present at FOCUS and CONTENT | Portugal Film Commission em Londres marca presença no FOCUS e no CONTENT

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(EN) Portugal Film Commission will be at FOCUS LONDON, which will take place on 3 and 4 December at the Business Design Centre London, to promote Portugal as a filming destination.

In addition to the institutional presence of PFC with its own stand (P23), where clarification and information will be provided to all visitors, the film commissioner Manuel Claro and the executive director Inês Queiroz have scheduled several meetings with producers and other film and audiovisual professionals.

On 3 December at 2:50 p.m., PFC team will make a presentation of Portugal as a film destination and its cash rebate, at Presentation Bay (the event venue), followed by a tasting of the famous Portuguese “Pastel de Nata”, at PFC stand.

On the 5th and 6th Manuel Claro and Inês Queiroz will be at CONTENT LONDON, for several meetings, continuing to promote the advantages of filming in Portugal.

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(PT) A Portugal Film Commission estará no FOCUS LONDON, que decorre nos dias 3 e 4 de dezembro no Business Design Centre London, para promover Portugal enquanto destino de filmagens.

Para além da presença institucional da PFC com stand próprio (P23) e no qual se prestarão esclarecimentos e informações a todos os visitantes, o film commissioner Manuel Claro e a diretora executiva Inês Queiroz têm marcadas várias reuniões com produtores e outros profissionais do cinema e do audiovisual.

No dia 3 de dezembro às 14h50, a equipa da PFC faz uma apresentação de Portugal enquanto destino de filmagens e do seu cash rebate, no Presentation Bay (recinto do evento) e à qual se segue uma degustação do famoso pastel de nata português, no stand da PFC.

Nos dias 5 e 6 Manuel Claro, e Inês Queiroz, estarão no CONTENT LONDON, para várias reuniões, dando continuidade à promoção das vantagens de filmar em Portugal.

Portugal Film Commission at Cinanima | Portugal Film Commission no Cinanima

Cinanima foto

Maria Mineiro, Vice-Presidente do Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual e Manuel Claro, Film Commissioner da Portugal Film Commission no CINANIMA 2019

 

(EN) Portugal Film Commission participated in the international animation festival Cinanima, in Espinho, on November 16th, with the presence of Manuel Claro, film commissioner, at the closing ceremony.

The French director Jonas Schloesing won the Grand Prix of that festival with the film “Riviera”, which combines computer and 3D imaging with black and white drawing on paper, narrating a sweltering afternoon on the French Riviera.

In this 43rd edition of Cinanima, two Portuguese films were also highlighted: “Tio Tomás e a Contabilidade dos Dias”, by Regina Pessoa, who received the Special Jury Prize; and “Nestor”, by João Gonzalez, awarded with António Gaio Award - Best Film in the National Competition.

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(PT) A Portugal Film Commission participou no festival internacional de animação Cinanima, em Espinho, no passado dia 16 de novembro, com a presença na cerimónia de encerramento de Manuel Claro, Film Commissioner.

O francês Jonas Schloesing conquistou o Grande Prémio daquele festival com o filme “Riviera”, que combina imagem em computador e em 3D com desenho a preto e branco sobre papel, narrando uma tarde sufocante na Riviera francesa.

Nesta 43ª edição do Cinanima destacaram-se ainda dois filmes dos portugueses: “Tio Tomás e a Contabilidade dos Dias”, de Regina Pessoa, que recebeu o Prémio Especial do Júri; e “Nestor”, de João Gonzalez, distinguido com Prémio António Gaio – Melhor Filme na Competição Nacional.

V Co-Production Meeting Portugal - Galicia | V Encontro de Coprodução Portugal – Galiza

Galiza Fotografia Encontro Coprodução

(EN) Portugal Film Commission (PFC), Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual de Portugal (ICA - Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual of Portugal) and Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais da Xunta de Galicia (AGADIC - Galician Board of Cultural Industries Agency) promoted the V Portugal-Galicia Coproduction Meeting on 14th and 15th November in Ourense, Galicia, Spain. These institutions were represented by Manuel Claro (PFC), Luis Chaby Vaz (ICA) and Jacobo Sutil (AGADIC).

About 70 participants attended this meeting, which brought together 31 Portuguese and 20 Galician producers interested in establishing direct contact with potential strategic partners for co-production of film and audiovisual projects (fiction, animation, documentary), in order to increase funding opportunities, to encourage the exchange of technical and artistic professionals and to open new channels of distribution and diffusion.

Bilateral meetings were held between producers with projects under development, in addition to the informal contacts held over the two days.

Two training sessions were presented by APOSTLAB and EURODOC, focusing on international co-production.

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(PT) A Portugal Film Commission (PFC), o Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual de Portugal (ICA) e a Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais da Xunta de Galicia (AGADIC) promoveram o V Encontro de Coprodução Portugal – Galiza, nos dias 14 e 15 de novembro, em Ourense, Galiza, Espanha. Estas instituições estiveram representadas por Manuel Claro (PFC), Luís Chaby Vaz (ICA) e Jacobo Sutil (AGADIC).

Cerca de 70 participantes estiveram neste encontro, que juntou 31 produtoras portuguesas e 20 galegas interessadas em estabelecer contacto direto com possíveis parceiros estratégicos para coprodução de projetos cinematográficos e audiovisuais (ficção, animação, documentário), com o objetivo de aumentar as oportunidades de financiamento, de favorecer o intercambio de profissionais técnicos e artísticos e de abrir novos canais de distribuição e difusão.

Foram organizadas reuniões bilaterais, num espaço conjunto, entre empresas com projetos em desenvolvimento, para além dos contactos informais mantidos ao longo dos dois dias.

Realizaram-se ainda duas sessões de formação apresentadas pela APOSTLAB e pelo EURODOC, centradas no tema da coprodução internacional.

Portugal Film Commission at the 40th edition of the American Film Market | Portugal Film Commission na 40.ª edição do American Film Market

LOCATIONEXPO STAND

(EN) Portugal Film Commission (PFC) was at the 40th edition of the American Film Market (AFM, held in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, November 9-12, to promote Portugal as a film destination.  ) This event, one of the world's leading locations markets for film production and funding ), gathers approximately 7000 professionals and more than 70 countries.

The Portuguese delegation included the Film Commissioner Manuel Claro, Executive Director Inês Queiroz and Project Officer Teresa Graça, and besides the presence with its own stand at LocationExpo - American Film Market, PFC met with some of the main studios - such as HBO, MGM, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures - and with North American producers to present the advantages of filming in Portugal and the cash rebate.

On November 8, PFC promoted a screening of "A Herdade", the film by Tiago Guedes, a project supported by the cash rebate - financial incentive for the production and capture of filming in Portugal. This feature film, starring Albano Jerónimo and Sandra Faleiro, is the chosen by Portugal as the candidate for nomination for best foreign film for the 2020 Oscars.

On the same day, PFC promoted a cocktail party, attended by several producers and professionals from the international and Portuguese film and audiovisual industry, to present the advantages of filming in Portugal and to provide a networking moment among those who were present.

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(PT) A Portugal Film Commission (PFC) esteve na 40.ª edição do American Film Market (AFM), que decorreu em Santa Mónica, Los Angeles, entre os dias 9 e 12 de novembro, para promover Portugal como destino de filmagens. Este mercado, um dos principais a nível mundial, de locations e incentivos financeiros à produção e captação de filmagens, reúne por cerca de 7000 profissionais de mais de 70 países.

A comitiva portuguesa foi composta pelo Film Commissioner, Manuel Claro, pela Diretora Executiva, Inês Queiroz, e pela responsável de projeto, Teresa Graça, e para além da presença com stand próprio no LocationExpo – American Film Market, reuniu com alguns dos principais estúdios – como a HBO, MGM, Warner Bros e Universal Pictures - e com produtores norte-americanos para apresentar as vantagens de filmar em Portugal, nomeadamente o cash rebate.

No dia 8 de novembro, e no âmbito deste mercado, a PFC promoveu um visionamento do filme “A Herdade”, de Tiago Guedes, projeto apoiado no âmbito do cash rebate - incentivo financeiro à produção e captação de filmagens em Portugal. Esta longa metragem, protagonizada por Albano Jerónimo e Sandra Faleiro, é o filme escolhido por Portugal como candidato à nomeação de melhor filme estrangeiro para a edição de 2020 dos Oscars.

No mesmo dia, a PFC promoveu um cocktail, no qual estiveram presentes  vários produtores e profissionais da indústria cinematográfica e audiovisual internacional e portuguesa, para apresentação das vantagens de filmar em Portugal e para proporcionar um momento de networking entre os presentes.

PORTUGAL FILM COMMISSION PRESENT AT DOCLISBOA | PORTUGAL FILM COMMISSION PRESENTE NO DOCLISBOA

(EN) The Portugal Film Commission promoted two initiatives at DocLisboa to present all the advantages of filming in Portugal, including the financial incentive to producing and filming in Portugal. (cash rebate).

Thus, last October 21, the PFC promoted a cocktail in the new space created by DocLisboa, Nebulae, "a networking space (...) that encompasses a set of industry-oriented activities.", as can be read on the Festival page. This event had a high influx of representatives from different areas of national and international cinema.

On October 25, the PFC is present at the closing dinner of the industry activities developed during the Festival, whose main objective is to promote the good relationship and contact between national and international producers.

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(PT) A Portugal Film Commission promoveu duas iniciativas no âmbito do DocLisboa destinadas a apresentar todas as vantagens de filmar em Portugal, entre as quais o incentivo à produção e captação de filmagens em Portugal (cash rebate).

Assim, no passado dia 21 de outubro, a PFC promoveu um cocktail no novo espaço criado pelo DocLisboa, Nebulae, "um espaço de networking (...) que engloba um conjunto de atividades direcionadas para indústria.”, como se pode ler na página do Festival. Este evento contou com elevada afluência de representantes de diferentes áreas do cinema nacional e internacional.

No dia 25 de outubro, a PFC marca presença no jantar de encerramento das atividades de indústria desenvolvidas durante o Festival, cujo objetivo principal é o de promover o bom relacionamento e contacto entre produtores nacionais e internacionais.

Portugal Film Commission (PFC) no MIPCOM 2019 | Portugal Film Commission (PFC) at MIPCOM 2019

(EN) The Portugal Film Commission is present, for the first time, at MIPCOM, the largest market for audiovisual programs and formats, which takes place in Cannes between October 14th and 17th.  The PFC is in the stand of Portugal, joined by the Portuguese Film and Audiovisual Institute (ICA, IP), APIT, RTP, SIC and TVI, to promote the audiovisual and the internationalization of Portugal as a destination for filming.

On October 15th, the PFC offered a cocktail during which, the advantages of filming in Portugal were presented, namely the cash rebate, the financial incentive to producticing and filming in Portugal. This event was attended by about 130 guests from different areas of national and international audiovisual entities. 

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(PT) A Portugal Film Commission está presente, pela primeira vez, no MIPCOM, o maior mercado de programas e formatos para o audiovisual, que decorre em Cannes, entre os dias 14 e 17 de outubro.  A PFC encontra-se no stand de Portugal juntamente com o Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA, IP), a APIT, a RTP, a SIC e a TVI, para promover o audiovisual e a internacionalização de Portugal como destino de filmagens.

A 15 de outubro, a PFC ofereceu um cocktail durante o qual apresentou as vantagens de filmar em Portugal, nomeadamente o cash rebate, incentivo financeiro à produção e captação de filmagens. Este evento contou com a presença de cerca de 130 convidados das diferentes áreas do audiovisual nacional e internacional

Portugal Film Commission em funções | Portugal Film Commission is now in functions

(EN) The Council of Ministers Resolution n.º 85/2019, published last May 31st, creates the Portugal Film Commission. This entity, created in the dependence of the members of the government responsible for the areas of culture and tourism, aims to create conditions for the affirmation and promotion of Portugal in the world as a destination of excellence for the production and realization of international filming; To ensure the international projection of Portugal as a privileged destination for filming; To contribute to the national and international dissemination of the Tourism and Cinema Support Fund, as a competitive instrument designed to capture the cinematographic and audiovisual production for Portugal; To define best practices and methods to support national and international producers in the field of filming, among others.

The team of the Portugal Film Commission (PFC) consists of a Film Commissioner, an executive director and a technical support team, with three elements. Manuel Claro and Inês Queiroz assume the positions of Film Commissioner and executive director, respectively. 

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(PT) Foi publicada no passado dia 31 de maio a Resolução do Conselho de Ministros (RCM) n.º 85/2019, que constitui a Portugal Film Commission. Esta entidade, criada na dependência dos membros do Governo responsáveis pelas áreas da Cultura e do Turismo, e visa criar condições para a afirmação e promoção de Portugal no mundo como destino de excelência para a produção e realização de filmagens internacionais; garantir a projeção internacional de Portugal como destino privilegiado de filmagens; contribuir para a divulgação nacional e internacional do Fundo de Apoio ao Turismo e ao Cinema, enquanto instrumento competitivo desenhado para captar a produção cinematográfica e audiovisual para Portugal; definir as melhores práticas e métodos para apoiar os produtores nacionais e internacionais no domínio das filmagens, entre outras.

A equipa da Portugal Film Commission (PFC) é constituída por um Film Commissioner, um diretor executivo e uma equipa de apoio técnico, com três elementos. Manuel Claro e Inês Queiroz assumem os cargos de Film Commissioner e de Diretora Executiva, respetivamente. 

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.

Portuguese Cash Rebate presented in London

The Portuguese Cash Rebate Incentive was presented at FOCUS, in London, between 4th and 5th December 2018.

Besides all the information and one-to-one meetings available at the PICPORTUGAL booth, the incentive was jointly presented to participants by the Portuguese Film Institute’s VP, Maria Mineiro, the London representative of the Portuguese Tourism Board, António Padeira, and the Portuguese Secretary of State of Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho.

Over 2700 professionals attended FOCUS in 2018 representing all sectors of the creative screen industries and over 70 countries, with more than 240 exhibiting companies.

The 2019 FOCUS, the meeting place for the international production community, takes place on the 3rd and 4th December, at the Business Design Centre in London.

Portugal at the American Film Market

The Portuguese Film Institute (ICA) and the USA representative of the Portuguese Tourism Board participated in the 39th American Film Maket’s (AFM) LocationEXPO that took place at Santa Monica, Los Angeles, between the 3rd and 6th November 2018.

Besides the Portuguese booth at the LocationEXPO floor, information about the Portuguese cash rebate incentives was presented at a cocktail reception that was attended by over 40 participants.

The 2018 AFM was attended by over 7500 film professionals and executives and 400 exhibitors, of which over 60 were film commissions, government agencies and production service companies that participated in LocationEXPO.

The 2019 American Film Market will take place from november 6th to 13th, at Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

New Fund for Tourism and Cinema is published

The Regulation of the film and TV production cash rebate system funded by a Fund for Tourism and Cinema was published on the 28th of September 2018.

This incentive, which is part of the Fund for Tourism and Cinema, created by Decree-Law No. 45/2018, June 19, is one of the most competitive in Europe by setting a maximum time limit of 20 working days for the assessment of applications and by allowing a cash rebate (repayment) of up to 30% of expenditure on projects with high economic and/or cultural impact. This instrument will be managed by Turismo de Portugal and ICA (National Film Institute).

Regulation available here

Portuguese Council of Ministers has approved the support found for Tourism, Cinema and Audiovisual

Portuguese Council of Ministers has approved the support found for Tourism, Cinema and Audiovisual.

The Fund, with an amount of 50 million euros of capital, and that includes 10 million euros, in 2018, to support and encourage the cinematographic and audiovisual production and capture of international filming for Portugal, was approved on the 23rd of March, 2018, in Council of Ministers.

To read the full artcle, in portuguese, please click here.

 

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A new fund will offer 25 percent cash rebates.
In an effort to attract film and television production, Portugal is introducing a new incentive program, offering substantial rebates of 25 percent of the cost of production up to €4 million, or nearly $5 million, per project.

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In a bid to boost its film business and draw production from the U.S., Portugal has joined the bandwagon of European countries offering financial incentives to filmmakers.

The country’s new program, just announced, will offers up to 4 million euros ($4.93 million) per project for film and television production.

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With its grand castles and churches, picturesque cityscapes and long coastline, Portugal boasts the kind of scenery of that would make a Hollywood location scout salivate. But the country hasn't historically drawn major productions the way France, Britain and even Hungary have.

The Portuguese government is trying to change that.

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