Spain / Spanish content attracting an international market

Until a few years ago, Spain produced its television series mainly for domestic consumption. Today, more and more international broadcasters are looking for Spanish content – with a potential audience of 500 million people across the world. The pioneer in this field is Mediapro, which in 2019 opened its own studio. Its arrival encouraged a …

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France / PriMed will take place online

Following the second lockdown decreed by the French government, the 24th PriMed– le Festival de la Méditerranée en images, cannot be held live in Marseille.But thanks to the film-makers taking part in the festival and the organisers’ determination, this year’s event will still take place – online from November 28th to December 5th. The whole …

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Lebanon / AFAC and Netflix support for Lebanese broadcasting

Netflix has partnered with the Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) to create a solidarity fund for the Lebanese film and television industry. This emergency resource is intended to support the artistic community, which is among the most affected by the coronavirus crisis. The fund totals around $500,000. Financial help will be offered in …

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Croatia / A move to build a Croatian film studio

At the end of October, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre presented two online business studies. The first, carried out by the Institute of Public Finance, analyses the economic and fiscal effects of the Croatian audiovisual industry and the subsidies it receives. The second looks at the potential for a complex of film studios. Chris Marcich, CEO …

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Spain/ The Málaga Festival’s Spanish Screenings

Postponed in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 14th Spanish Screenings, part of the Málaga Film Festival, will be held online from November 17th to 20th. The event aims to increase international sales of Spanish films. During the four days international buyers will be able to see the latest Spanish feature films online on …

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Egypt / I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face wins award at Cannes

Postponed in May because of the pandemic, the 2020 Cannes Film Festival managed to make up for lost time between October 27th and 29th. The jury was composed of Damien Bonnard, Rachid Bouchareb, Claire Burger, Charles Gillibert, Dea Kulumbegashvili and Céline Sallette. Only one award was given during the ceremony, the Palme d’Or for Short …

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Italy / Nudes, the new series by Laura Luchetti

Italian film-maker Laura Luchetti is directing a new series called Nudes. Filming began in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, with principal locations in Casalecchio di Reno, San Giovanni in Persiceto and Bologna. Produced by BIM Produzione and RAI Fiction for RAI Play, Nudes is an Italian remake of a Norwegian series of the same name exploring …

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