Independent producers in Portugal and Luxembourg can apply for the co-production of a feature film or a fiction or animation series.
Portugal and Luxembourg have created a fund to support the development of feature films and fiction and animation series, with a budget of 200,000 euros, announced the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual (ICA).
The creation of this fund, to which applications can be submitted from 12 July, aims to “encourage co-production between producers from the two countries”, who “share the same vision of European cinematographic and audiovisual creation and dissemination”, reads the protocol.
This “new cooperation instrument” will have a pilot period between 2021 and 2022, with “possible extension in 2023”, with the participation of the ICA and Film Fund Luxembourg, which participate with 100,000 euros each.
Independent producers in Portugal and Luxembourg can apply to the fund, for the co-production of a feature film or a fiction or animation series, with “a cultural content with the potential to interest audiences in both countries”.
Each project will receive a maximum of €50,000.
“The two countries are linked by relations of cooperation and friendship, also by virtue of the large Portuguese-language community or community of Portuguese origin established in Luxembourg for decades,” the two institutes stress in the protocol.
The document creating this Luso-Luxembourg fund was signed by the heads of the two institutes last week during the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The ICA financial support calendar for this year also includes a support programme for co-production between Portugal and France, with a total budget of 300,000 euros, which is currently at the application analysis stage.