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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Spain

The ICAA will release an extra €5 million in funding for films in development

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- The Ministry of Culture has announced it will award a total of €40,000,000 in general production grants for features in development. Among the 35 projects set to benefit, 35% are directed by women

The ICAA will release an extra €5 million in funding for films in development
Robot Dreams by Pablo Berger, which will receive €1.2 million worth of support

In early December, Spain’s Ministry of Culture and Sport published a resolution setting out this year’s round of general production grants, awarded to films that are currently in development. The Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) has earmarked a total of €40,000,000 in 2020: €5 million more than in 2019. What’s more, 35.5% of the funding will go to projects directed by women, comfortably exceeding the new target introduced this year (20%). Five animated films will share 17.1% of the grant money available, again overshooting the ICAA’s target of 8%.

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Note also that 18 of the selected projects will be co-produced with international partners: 12 European, five Latin American and one Chinese. Twelve of the projects are to be directed by women, including one animated film, nine are based on a script by female writers, 22 have appointed women to the senior production team and 35 have at least 40% women on their crew. For all selected projects, women are represented in at least one of these categories, while eight are being written and directed by an all-female team.

Among the titles awarded a grant of €1,200,000 — which, unless stated otherwise, will be released to the project’s AIE (Economic Interest Group) — are Robot Dreams, an animated fantasy film directed by Pablo Berger and produced by Arcadia Motion Pictures, S.L.; Dragonkeeper, by Salvador Simó; 21 prisioneras (Mr. Miyagi Films, S.L.), by Elena Ruíz; Maixabel [+see also:
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, by Icíar Bollaín; Irati, by Paul Urkijo; Objetos, a thriller from Jorge Dorado; Lobo feroz, by Gustavo Hernández; La casa entre los cactus, by Carlota González-Adrio; De Caperucita a loba en solo seis tíos, by Marta González de la Vega; El refugio [+see also:
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, by Macarena Astorga; Idiotizadas, the directorial debut from Eva Hache; and ¡A todo tren! Destino Asturias [+see also:
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, by Santiago Segura.

Also in this category are: Moomios, by Juan Jesús García Galocha; El faro (Mr. Miyagi Films S.L.), by Ángeles Hernández; Camera Café - La película [+see also:
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, the debut film from comedian Ernesto Sevilla; El comensal [+see also:
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, by Ángeles González Sinde; Historias para no contar, by Cesc Gay; Las leyes de la frontera [+see also:
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, by Daniel Monzón; Un novio para mi mujer, by Laura Maña; and De perdidos al río (Pecado Films, S.L.), by Joaquín Mazón.

And finally: Mamá está en tinder, by Daniela Fejerman; Tin & Tina, by Rubin Stein; El viaje, by Álex de la Iglesia; El viaje de Hamida y Vuelta, by Emilio Martínez Lázaro; Tadeo Jones 3. La maldición de la momia, by Enrique Gato; One Year, One Night [+see also:
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, by Isaki Lacuesta; Código emperador [+see also:
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(título provisional: Proyecto Emperador), by Jorge Coira; Alegría [+see also:
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, by Violeta Salama; La vida padre (Mod Producciones), by Joaquín Mazón; and Parallel Mothers [+see also:
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, by Pedro Almodóvar.

Meanwhile, Los héroes del barrio by Molina Encinas will receive €1 million, Asedio, by Miguel Ángel Vivas, €109,720; La maniobra de la tortuga [+see also:
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, by Juan Miguel del Castillo, €927,669; Poliamor para principiantes [+see also:
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, a comedy directed by Fernando Colomo, €1,142,609; and Girasoles silvestres (A Contracorriente Films), by Jaime Rosales, €900,000.

For further details (in Spanish), click here.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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