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San Sebastian – Basque Government is advancing on plans to open up its advantageous tax regime to international productions, its culture authorities confirmed Saturday at the San Sebastian Festival.
Coming as, for the first time ever, a Basque-language movie, “Loreak” (Flowers) plays in the main competition at the San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile event in the Spanish-speaking world, the confirmation forms part of a larger push to encourage private sector finance to enter the Basque film industry and to internationalize its structures, without abandoning direct subsidies, Joxean Muñoz Otaegi, the Basque deputy councillor for Culture, Youth and Sports, told Variety.
Currently, the Basque Government offers 30% tax breaks to its local industry. Spanish mainland tax breaks for the film industry run at 18%.
Channelled through a Agrupacion de Interés Económico (Aie) tax scheme, these have just been used for the first time ever via an Aie on Luis Marias’ “Fuego,” said Basque Treasury »
- John Hopewell
In its first year, Cannes’ Cinéfondation’s Atelier invited projects from relative filmmaker unknowns such as Gerardo Naranjo (I’m Gonna Explode), Lisandro Alonso (Liverpool) and Aida Begic (Snow). Celebrating year number 10, this year’s group of fifteen that will benefit from Croisette meetings and future coin include the likes of Quebecer Guy Édoin (Marécages), Cannes Critics’ Week winner for Aquí y allá in filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza, and 2011 Camera d’Or winner Pablo Giorgelli (pictured above) who broke out with Las Acacias (review).
Invisible (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina)
Territoria (Nora Martirosyan, Armenia)
Tabija (Igor Drljača, Bosnia)
Saudade (Antonio Méndez Esparza, Brazil)
Ville-Marie (Guy Édoin, Canada)
In the Shade of the Trees (Matías Rojas Valencia, Chile)
Ce sentiment de l’été (Mikhaël Hers, France)
Aliyushka (Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan)
The Darkness (Daniel Castro Zimbrón, Mexico)
White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar, Nepal)
To All Naked Men (Bassam Chekhes, Netherlands/Syria)
Oil on Water (Newton I. Aduaka, »
- Eric Lavallee
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