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FUNDING Spain

The ICAA throws its weight behind 18 Spanish features

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- The Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute, which reports to the Spanish Ministry of Culture, has given out a total of €20 million in its first selection session of 2017

The ICAA throws its weight behind 18 Spanish features
Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen, whose El reino will receive €1.4 million

In a resolution passed on 6 July, the Spanish Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute, which falls under the jurisdiction of the country’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, greenlit a healthy amount of €20 million in production support for feature-film projects. Of the 56 projects presented for this call, the first selection session of 2017, 18 were successful.

A sum of €1.4 million – the maximum amount that can be granted to a single film – will go to the political thriller El reino, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and produced by Trianera Producciones Cinematográficas and Tornasol FilmsThe Tribe [+see also:
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by Fernando Colomo (Mod Producciones, SL); Superlópez by Javier Ruiz Caldera (La gran superproducción AIE and Zeta Cinema, SL); Gun City [+see also:
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, the new film by Dani de la Torre (La ley del plomo, AIE); The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (see the news) by Terry Gilliam (Carisco Producciones, AIE); Los futbolísimos [+see also:
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 by Miguel Ángel Lamata; Everybody Knows [+see also:
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 by Asghar Farhadi (read the interview); and Champions [+see also:
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 by Javier Fesser, both of which are being produced by Morena Films, SL (the latter film in conjunction with Películas Pendelton, SA).

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Furthermore, The Influence by Denis Rovira (The influence AIE) is getting €1.34 million; La trinchera infinita by José María Goenaga and Jon Garaño (La Trinchera Films, AIE) will be given €1.188 million; El desentierro by Ignacio Ruiperez (El desentierro AIE) has secured €1,095,000; Yuli by Icíar Bollaín (Morena Films, SL) will receive €1,040,000; Feedback, the feature debut by Pedro C Alonso (Vaca Films Studio, SL and Ombra Films, SL), was granted €1,032,000 in support; Quien te cantará, the third feature by Carlos Vermut, produced by Apache Films, Las películas del Apache and Áralan Films, was given the go-ahead to receive €977,058; El herrero y el diablo by Paul Urkijo (Errementari Filma, AIE) will benefit from €850,000; Agur Etxebeste by Telmo Esnal (Etxebeste Film, AIE) gets €720,000; You Shall Not Sleep [+see also:
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 by Gustavo S Hernández, produced by White Films, AIE, will be given €350,000; and finally, Objetivo Agirre (Agirre Egistasmoa, AIE) has secured €207,941.

(Translated from Spanish)

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