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Posted by portugalpress on November 06, 2018

An incentive scheme to attract filmmakers to Portugal has reeled in 14 projects which will represent a total investment of €23.7 million, Graça Fonseca, the new minister of Culture, has announced. The government considers its “Tourism, Cinema and Audiovisual Support Fund” to be one of the most competitive in Europe, say reports, stressing that appreciation of requests for funding are usually made within 20 days.

In a nutshell, to be considered projects need to have a tenuous connection to Portuguese culture: they should either be the adaptation of a literary work and/ or go on location in Portugal or use Portuguese studios.

Other pluses to win support are to use well-known directors, and have parts for female actors.
In place since June, the scheme has a capital of €30 million, which could be extended by 2022 to €50 million.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com

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