Valencia expects new audiovisual regulation for the month of June
by Arantza Mota
In Valencia grants for audiovisual works are compromised yearly through the IVAC, Instituto Valenciano de la Cinematografía, Ricardo Muñoz Suay created in the year 1998 to promote the audiovisual production in this Mediterranean region.
For the year 2005 the global value of the grants mounts to 1.202.000 euros, amount that has remained practically unchanged during these last years. In any case the Valencian sector is attentively awaiting the approval of a brand new Audiovisual Law for the Community of Valencia expected for the next month of June, which will bring important changes with respect to the amount and typology of the support for the next years.
The grants in 2005 will be distributed in the following way, 840.000 euros are engaged for the production of feature films be it fiction, documentary or animation, 120.000 euros are committed to the production of short films and 242.000 euros for documentaries.
It is interesting to emphasize that to qualify for Valencian support it is found sufficient that production companies are registered in the Administrative Registration Office of Audiovisual Companies of the Valencian Community and that registration is fairly straightforward.
Of course elements that link the production to the region qualify positively such as the use of Valencian artistic and technical teams, local postproduction facilities, or the shooting taking place in Valencia.
Additionally, there will be three aids of 6.000 euros each for feature film scripts by individual script, as long as they have administrative residence in Valencia.
In the year 2004 the Valencian Institute of Cinematography distributed the same 1.202.000 euros among 33 projects of 30 different producers. 8 feature films were supported, 11 series of television, 3 documentaries and 11 short films.
FEATURE FILMS SUPPORTED IN VALENCIA IN 2004
Takeando, Neon Producciones, SL : 120.000 €
El síndrome de Svensson, Nadie es perfecto :120.000€
El dios de madera, El Palenque Producciones : 150.000€
Faltas leves, Dacsa Producciones : 90.000€
Mas allá de la alambrada, Maltés Producciones : 30.000€
Las alas de la vida, Antonio Pérez Canet : 60.000€
SOURCE: INSTITUTO VALENCIANO CINEMATOGRAFIA IVAC
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