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Seminar “From the AVMS directive to the Cinema communication Cinéma: towards a global and coherent approach of the European Cinema. 3rd. Workshop : Cinema, between culture and industry Antoni LLADO Director of Catalan Institute for Cultural Industries Mons, july 2010.
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Seminar “From the AVMS directive to the Cinema communication Cinéma: towards a global and coherent approach of the European Cinema 3rd. Workshop: Cinema, between culture and industry Antoni LLADO Director of Catalan Institute for Cultural Industries Mons, july 2010
Catalan Institute for Cultural Industries * We give support to cultural industries - Cinema, music, performing arts, publishing * Through financial instruments - Subsidies, refundable aids, loans, * Through services - Education / training - Information - International promotion To know more: www.gencat.cat/cultura/icic/
Cultural policy objectives * To preserve and widen the symbolic value of culture - A powerful tool of social integration (cohesion) * To guarantee access to culture - Relevant linguistic aspect * To grant it a strategic role as an economic sector - Culture creates jobs and wealth - Culture generates positive externalities
Culture and industry, where is the lowest common multiple? * Symbolic values should be transmitted - The more the better *Access to culture implies dissemination - To more people more positive effects * Economy means market - More consumers more income LCM is to maximize diffusion
Is European film policy set to combine those three objectives and thus achieve this LCM? * Too risky question - I think that’s the key question of the seminar - Perhaps we will have an answer tomorrow * Let’s go to the next slide
What can a Regional Fund (RF) do to find this Lower Common Multiple? * Setting the right policies - Cooperating with broader schemes of support - At State or European level * Focusing very clearly on the objectives: - Specific regional objectives (Cultural, economic) - General cinema objectives: diffusion
The new cinema law of Catalonia * It was approved by our parliament last 30th of June - 117 votes for the law, 17 against it * It contains the instruments to: - Consider cinema as an industrial sector - Force cooperation among institutions - Promote the cultural aspects of cinema - Emphasis on linguistic issues - Special attention to European cinema
Being industrial: not easy by now * Catalan cinema: a mixed landscape now: - Very few national or international box office successes, - Significant recognition of “art house films” in some cultural spheres - Clear overproduction with a lot of films in “no man’s land” (Neither commercial nor art house) - Difficulties for distribution, particularly, “no man’s land” films
Being industrial: a challenge for the future * The future will be shaped: - paying attention to the whole value chain (from development to exhibition) - taking into account competitiveness factors - education/training policies - internationalization policies - research and development policies * Creation of different financial funds to give support to different phases of the value chain: - Production - Distribution - Exhibition - Promotion - Competitiveness
Institutional cooperation: a key point * External cooperation not only depends on us * From now on, different regional institutions will have to agree the policies under ICIC’s lead * Institutions involved: - Public broadcasting corporation (TV3) - Regional Agency for Innovation and Internationalisation (ACC10) - Public Investment Banking (ICF) - Other institutions that might subscribe the agreement
A must: being cultural * We need to keep and renew European identity - Being Europeans but being Catalans as well *We need to give a way to cultural cinema - Refundable funding for distribution and promotion - Cultural screens system for: - Local production - European production in original version - Films with special artistic or cultural interest
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