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The deadline for short films and projects in development is open until July 19 and until July 21 for the production of feature films and series.

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms.

The Government of the Canary Islands will allocate a larger budget this year to support new productions for film and television by professionals from the islands. The call for grants is now open with an item of
1,800,000 euros, almost 30% more than last yearintended for the development and production of feature films, series and shorts.

This was announced by
Deputy Minister of Culture, Juan Márquez, who pointed out that “the aspiration of this area of ​​increasing the budget allocated to the production of new audiovisual works has finally been achieved, with which it is hoped that the good work being done by Canarian professionals will be reinforced. An investment that joins the almost four million euros consigned since 2019, and that little by little are reaching theaters and festivals, some projects with outstanding international recognition.

Of the total booked for this year,
€520,000 they will be destined to short films and projects in development; Y
€1,280,000 to production of feature films and series, with independent calls.

The term for the first will be open until
July 19; and the second until
July 21.

Bases are available in
www.gobiernodecanarias.org/cultura and also on the website of the Canarian Institute for Cultural Development (ICDC), a collaborating entity in this procedure, www.icdcultural.org

How to access

Applications will be submitted
exclusively through the telematic management applicationa. The granting of subsidies has
multiannual nature and they are part of the Audiovisual Cultural and Creative Industries Strategy that is implemented through actions of different departments of the Autonomous Government.

The bases of this call repeat the main modifications introduced in 2020 with the intention of improving the efficiency of the investment. Therefore, the
execution terms will continue to be three years for projects under development and short (until the end of 2024), and
four years for the production of feature films and series (until the end of 2025).

some requirements

They can only be accessed by
production companies registered in the Registry of Audiovisual Companies of the Canary Islands.

In the case of Production, the
required seniority is maintained at one year, while for development and short films there is no limit. They can also be presented
IEA (Economic Interest Groups) that include a production company that has a certificate from the Registry of Canarian Audiovisual Companies.

The projects that choose must accredit a sufficient presence of Canarian professionals in certain
production 'key positions'. Other relevant positions (which change depending on whether the project is fiction, animation or documentary) earn additional points, but are not required. In the case of development, the key positions are limited to three: executive production, script and direction.

the economic solidity of the project is valuedwhether through co-productions, pre-sales or other contributions, as well as its potential and artistic quality.

This assessment will be made by
different external committees made up of professionals of recognized prestige and who represent the different film forms that are convened. Likewise, this committee will reflect in its composition the plurality of the audiovisual as an artistic and industrial phenomenon.

Of the three categories that include the two calls, the one corresponding to the development of feature films and series, an option that does not appear in the aid granted by the State, the intensity limit is maintained this year (percentage of total public aid over the total budget )
up to more than 75%, just like in short film production. In the case of production of feature films and series, the intensity limits set by state law are applied, which maintains them
between 50% and 80%.

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