Contrary to reports, the budgets for each of the three incentives – Fidecine, Foprocine and Eficine – have not been reduced as a result of the new government’s austerity measures, she pointed out.
“The cuts were across all government departments although we did see a 30% reduction in personnel but only among contractors,” said Novaro.
In Morelia to mainly present the two-day Mexican Indigenous Filmmakers: Identity and New Narratives forum for women directors during the 17th Morelia Film Festival, Novaro pointed out: “We have actually introduced two additional calls for projects this past year.”
Fidecine, the incentive for mainstream projects which normally holds one call a year, held two rounds for the first time. The first round awarded 13 fiction projects of which 11 were in production and two in post.