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FUNDING France

Support for shorts

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The National Film Centre (CNC) announced it was testing a new support scheme for short films that will run from 1 July to 31 December. It is part of a broader initiative aimed at improving the circulation of short films in France.

In 2002, 1380 shorts by 10,500 filmmakers who are paid up members of the French Short Film Agency were produced (and earned money) as part of a specific promotional strategy. Speaking at the latest edition of Clermont-Ferrand, France’s minister for cultural affairs, Jean-Jacques Aillagon drew attention to the need to encourage the circulation of short films which have a network of 600 Art and Experimentation theatres throughout France. The CNC took him up on this and after signing a deal with the Short Film Agency, the Independent Producers’ Guild and the Association of Film Directors, agreed to fund print production. Films that get a minimum of 15 releases (either theatrical or at festivals) during the 12 months prior to the presentation of the request for funding will be eligible. It is possible to download the regulations by clicking on the Short Film Agency’s web site.

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(Translated from French)

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