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La industria cinematográfica europea vuelve al trabajo

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- Un vistazo a las medidas puestas en marcha por los gobiernos europeos para volver a permitir rodajes, eventos y la exhibición en cines tras el golpe de la pandemia del COVID-19

La industria cinematográfica europea vuelve al trabajo

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A couple of months after the COVID-19 pandemic started to afflict Europe, forcing the countries' authorities to implement social confinement rules and therefore resulting in the shut-down of most of the industry and a slowdown in the economy, the first measures intended to allow activity to resume during the first phase of the lockdown-easing period are being put in place. After having suffered cancellations, postponements and the reorganisation of film festivals, markets and other events (see the news) owing to the measures being adopted by the governments, as well as the total closure of cinemas, the national film industries are now looking to the future, in their first step towards the so-called "new normal". Each country is now trying to find a way to resume film shoots, hold physical gatherings and events, and reopen cinemas.

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Our partners EFAD and EUFCN are providing us with information on the measures taken by the different countries. The European Audiovisual Observatory is also tracking daily the specific national measures aimed at supporting the audiovisual sector, which you can access to here.

This list also includes now the events that have been postponed and are aiming to celebrate a physical edition in the coming months.

Here is the list of measures known as of 26 May:

Austria

Measures from the Austrian Film Institute

Belgium

Measures from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre (read news)

Good practices for filming in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic by screen.brussels (read more)

Cinemas set to reopen after 30 June

3rd Brussels International Film Festival (original dates 24 June-4 July, postponed to 3-13 September)

23rd Brussels Short Film Festival (original dates 22 April-3 May, postponed to 2-12 September)

Bulgaria

Measures from the Bulgarian National Film Centre

Bulgarian Film Guide (read here)
Site created from the input of over 20 of the largest production companies and studios working in Bulgaria along with adapting rules and procedures from the "EU Guidelines on Basic Safety Rules for Risk Protection Against Contagion of SARS-COV-2 During Filming" as well as other industry sources

Cinemas set to reopen on 18 May, selling tickets for up to 30% of capacity and observing strict rules for social distancing

Croatia

The Center for Public Health (ZJZ) should be issuing broad "guidelines/recommendations" for our sector in May. HAVC is also developing a more detailed "Protocol" elaborating on the ZJZ text which is likely to be pretty basic (social distancing, hygiene, monitoring)

Independent cinemas set to reopen on 25 May, with a 30% capacity. Multiplexes still closed at least until 1 June.

Czech Republic

Measures from the Czech Film Fund (read news)

Film productions restarted on 1 May (read news)

Czech Film Commission Self-Regulatory Guidelines (read here)
Protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Basic safety rules for preproduction and production of audiovisual works

Cinemas set to reopen on 25 May (with restrictions)

22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)

33th Finále Plzeň (original dates 16-22 April, postponed to 24-29 September)

Denmark

Measures from the Danish Film Institute (read news)

Full report by Nordisk Film & TV Fond on official measures to go back filming safely in the Nordics under COVID-19, including plans for foreign shoots (read here)

Estonia

Measures from the Estonian Film Institute (read news)

Cinemas set to reopen on 1 June

Finland

Measures from the Finnish Film Foundation (read news + news)

APFI (Audiovisual Producers in Finland) Guidelines (read here)

France

Measures from the CNC (read news + news + news)

Recommendations prepared by CCHSCT (Unions) in cooperation with the CNC - "common prevention principles" (read here in French)
To be validated by the Labour Ministry. Estimated extra-costs for shooting complying with the guidelines according to professionals: 10% to 30%

3rd Canneséries Festival (original dates 27 March-1 April, postponed to 9-14 October) (read news)

Germany

Measures from the German Federal Film Board (read news)

General SARS-CoV-2 Guidelines produced by German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (read here in German)

Cinemas closed, set to reopen in some states on 30 May, with a 1,5 meters distance between spectators

63rd DOK Leipzig (set for 26 October-1 November, both physical and online)
DOK Industry (set to be moved online)

17th See the Sound Festival (original dates 22-26 April, postponed to 19-23 August)

Greece

Measures from the Greek Film Centre

Recommended Safety Guidelines for filming in Greece issued by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (read here)

Film productions set to restart on 18 May

Open air cinemas set to open on 1 June, the seats should be at a distance of 1.5m and the capacity can't be over 60%

Hungary

Measures from the Hungarian National Film Institute

Iceland

Measures from the Icelandic Film Centre (read news)

Film productions restarted on 15 May, including new quarantine procedures for filming, and permissions to international shoots (read Iceland's Directorate of Health statement through Film in Iceland here)

Full report by Nordisk Film & TV Fond on official measures to go back filming safely in the Nordics under COVID-19, including plans for foreign shoots (read here)

Cinemas open since 4 May

Ireland

Measures from Screen Ireland

Cinemas set to reopen on 10 August, with social distancing measures and restrictions

Italy

Measures from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (MIBACT) - Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual (read news)

General work environment under COVID-19 protocol (read here)
Draft prepared by producers associations (ANICA, APA and APE) - not a final version

Cinemas set to reopen on 15 June (read news)

56th Mostra Internazional del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro (original dates 13-20 June, postponed to 22-29 August)

7th Firenze Film Corti Festival (original dates 5-9 May, postponed to 27-30 October)

68th Trento Film Festival (original dates 25 April-3 May, postponed to 27 August-2 September)

21st Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus (original dates 28 March-3 April, postponed to 5-11 December)

18th Florence Korea Film Fest (original dates 19-27 March, postponed to 23-30 September)

Latvia

Measures from National Film Centre of Latvia

Lithuania

Measures from Lithuanian Film Centre (read news)

Recommendations for filming crews regarding the organization of operations during the quarantine by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania (read here)

Malta

Measures from the government (read news)

Netherlands

Measures from Netherlands Film Fund (read news)

North Macedonia

Measures from North Macedonia Film Agency

Norway

Measures from the Norwegian Film Institute (read news)

Guidelines for an infection protection plan for audiovisual productions, developed with support from the Norwegian Film Institute (read here)
In addition to the Film Industry Council's general guidelines for safeguarding those involved in audiovisual productions against COVID-19

Full report by Nordisk Film & TV Fond on official measures to go back filming safely in the Nordics under COVID-19, including plans for foreign shoots (read here)

Cinemas open since 7 May, limited to 50 people per screen, with a minimum of one meter in between each patron

Poland

Measures from the Polish Film Institute

New safety rules on the film set by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (read here)

Open air cinemas set to open on 18 May

20th New Horizons International Film Festival (original dates 23 July-3 August, postponed to 10-15 November alongside 11th American Film Festival)
New Horizons International Film Festival Polish Days Industry section (set to be moved online)

13rd Animator Festival (original dates, 10-16 July, postponed to 3-9 October)

17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (original dates 8-22 May, postponed to 4-13 September)

22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)

Portugal

Measures from the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual

COVID-19: Guidelines for filming in Portugal by Portugal Film Commission (read here)

Cinemas set to reopen on 1 June

28th Curtas Vila do Conde (original dates 11-19 July, postponed to 3-11 October)

17th IndieLisboa – International Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, postponed to 25 August-5 September)

Romania

Measures from Romanian Film Centre

Serbia

COVID-19 Protocol for film crews by Serbia Film Commission, the Audio-visual Section of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Film Center Serbia (read here)

Slovakia

Measures from Slovak Audiovisual Fund (read news + news + news)

Regulations of the Public Health Authority regarding wearing face-masks for performing artists: Artists have been given an exception from wearing masks. News published by the Slovak Film Commission (read here)

Cinemas closed, set to reopen on 20 May, restricted to 100 attendees maximum

13th Fest Anča International Animation Festival (original dates 2-5 July, postponed to 27-30 August)

Slovenia

Measures from Slovenian Film Centre

Spain

Measures from ICAA (read news)

A grant of 7.3 million euros approved by the Council of Ministers to support various cultural entities and institutions, including the San Sebastian Film Festival (1.1 million euros), the Cultural Foundation Oficina Media España, the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA), Fundación Centro Buñuel Calanda and the Academy of Arts and Sciences Cinematographic of Spain, as well as the festivals of Malaga, Huelva and Sitges, advancing its participation in their budgets for the sake of their viability

Special COVID-19 Aid Plan from Madrid City Council, endowed with 7.5 million euros, including 1.2 million euros for cinemas (read here in Spanish)

Regulatory bases of a new line approved by the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (ICEC), including an endowment of 8 million euros, of extraordinary aid, whose specific objective is to compensate the operating expenses incurred by cultural companies and entities during the situation of health crisis caused by COVID-19 and by the entry into force of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, by which the state of alarm was declared (read here in Catalan)

Audiovisual productions in times of Covid-19. Good practices guide for safe shootings by the Spain Film Commission (read here)

Film productions restarted on 11 May (read news)

Cinemas set to reopen on 25 May (in territories entering phase 2 of deconfinement, only those with less than 50 seats, at 1/3 capacity)

4th Semana Internacional de Cine de Santander (original dates 21-26 April, postponed to 11-16 September)

3rd Festival Cine hecho por Mujeres de Madrid (original dates 15-26 April, postponed to 4-15 November)

11th S8 Cinema - Mostra de Cine Periférico (original dates 31 May-9 June, postponed to 27 September-3 October)

17th Festival Internacional de Cine de Alicante (original dates 23-30 May, postponed to 17-24 October)

3rd Oh La Là Festival de Cinema Francòfon de Barcelona (original dates 12-21 March, postponed 1-10 October)

23rd Málaga Film Festival (original dates 13-22 March, postponed to 24-30 August)

29th CineEurope (UNIC - International Union of Cinemas annual convention) (original dates 22-25 June, postponed to 3-6 August)

4th BCN Film Festival - Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival (original dates 17-24 April, postponed to 25 June-2 July)

Sweden

Measures from the Swedish Film Institute (read news)

Cinemas open with a maximum of 50 persons in the theatre, with disinfection and restriction rules

Full report by Nordisk Film & TV Fond on official measures to go back filming safely in the Nordics under COVID-19, including plans for foreign shoots (read here)

Switzerland

Measures from the Federal Office for Culture (read news)

Ukraine

49th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (original dates 30 May-7 June, postponed to 22-30 August)

UK

Measures from the British Film Institute (read news)

Draft guidelines put out for consultation by the British Film Commission, in partnership with the BFI COVID-19 Task Force (read here)

Cinemas set to reopen on 4 July with social distancing measures

20th Belfast Film Festival (original dates 1-9 April, postponed to be merged with Foyle Film Festival, November)

Out of Europe

(Israel) 22nd Tel Aviv's International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv (original dates 21-30 May, postponed to 3-12 September) (read news)

General

Basic Safety Rules Risk Protection Against Contagion of SARS-COV-2 during Filming by EUFCN + European Institute for Health and Safety in Film Industry (Czech non-profit organisation) (read here)

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