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31 January 2014 à 16:09

uniFrance films updates support schemes for short films

2014 kicks off with a revision of our various support schemes offered to short films. Read on for details of this review.

1 – Aid for Promotion:

In view of important developments in the technological and economic environment (such as the transition to digital technology, diminishing costs for certain technical services, and increasing costs for film distribution), UniFrance’ Short Film Commission has decided to revise the existing Subtitling Aid program that has been in place for many years, replacing it with an Aid for Promotion scheme that is more geared towards offering effective support to the distribution of films abroad. This aid scheme is divided into two categories, which cannot be combined: Selective and Automatic Aid.

Selective Aid:

  1. Films of less than 15 minutes duration: €1,100
  2. Films of between 15 and 25 minutes duration: €1,300
  3. Films of more than 25 minutes duration: €1,500

Automatic Aid:

  1. Films of less than 15 minutes duration: €900
  2. Films of between 15 and 25 minutes duration: €1,100
  3. Films of more than 25 minutes duration: €1,300

2 – Aid for Festivals Requiring Registration Fees

To keep pace with changing global economic dynamics affecting foreign film festivals and taking into account an ever-increasing number of festivals requiring registration fees, we have been forced to revise our support schemes that have been made available for almost ten years.

This aid is directed exclusively to production companies that are members of uniFrance films. Each company is entitled to benefit from our service of organizing and covering expenses of up to 15 festival registrations. UniFrance films covers registration fees for a single film per production company per festival. Any other registrations must be handled by the member production company.

3 – Travel Assistance

The aim of this support scheme is to encourage and facilitate travel for a larger number of members of uniFrance films (directors, actors, producers) and to increase access to film festivals at which the participation of French representatives has been low or non-existent in recent years. Travel assistance is limited to festivals that are in partnership with uniFrance films, and is granted in connection with a film’s selection in competition, or, alternatively, at a non-competitive festival whose reputation and artistic standards stand out in the international festival circuit.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 01 February 2014 à 16:09 CET

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