Country Focus: Spain
ICAA announces film funding for 2010
by Sergio Ríos Pérez
10/02/2010 - The film funding crisis is well and truly behind us, as ICAA director general Ignasi Guardans confirmed to Cineuropa a few days ago. He added that now we must “all set to work and put this system into practice”.
As there is no better example than to start with oneself, on February 4 the ICAA announced in the BOE (Official Spanish Gazette) 11 funding areas amounting to a total of €83.85m.
As every year, the largest subsidy is for the amortisation of features, for which €52.4m has been allocated.
Other funding areas include the development of feature film projects and the distribution of Spanish, European and South American films (€5m each); the production of films and documentaries in development (€3.5m); the production of animated series in development (€2.3m); the production of shorts (€1.9m); the presentation of films at festivals (€1.25m); grants for completed shorts (€1.15m); film festival organisation (€1.1m); the production of audiovisual works using new technologies (€800,000); and screenplay development for features (€600,000).