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PRODUCTION SERVICES ANDALUSIA

PRODUCTION SERVICES ANDALUSIA 

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Production services in Andalusia

Andalusia is probably the preferred place in Spain to carry out any kind of audiovisual production due to its climate and its spectacular locations. Beaches, deserts, rivers, forests, natural parks, mountains, historical cities, etc.

Camaleón Cinema Services offers complete audiovisual production services for ci...

audiovisual-andalusia

Production services in Andalusia

Andalusia is probably the preferred place in Spain to carry out any kind of audiovisual production due to its climate and its spectacular locations. Beaches, deserts, rivers, forests, natural parks, mountains, historical cities, etc.

Camaleón Cinema Services offers complete audiovisual production services for cinema, video, advertising or television in Andalucia. We advise our clients in every production process in order to shoot in the best possible way. In addition, we have our own camera, lighting and grip equipment, without intermediaries.

What locations offer Andalusia?

The Andalusian culture is the result of the imprint that have left different civilizations and cultures over the centuries. This cultural diversity makes Andalusia as one of the most diverse communities in Spain where you can find many magical places.

Moreover, the tourist offer both cultural and sun and beach, makes it an ideal place to spend holiday periods, being a benchmark in international tourism.

The Andalusian coast, is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea where is the famous Costa del Sol, the Costa Tropical and the Costa de Almeria and by the Atlantic Ocean where the Costa de la Luz is located. The entire Andalusian coastline is full of stunning beaches and more than 60 blue flag beaches.

Andalusia cultural heritage is incalculable. It has a great architectural heritage where you can contemplate different styles: Islamic, Baroque, Renaissance, etc. Among the infinity of monuments that can be found in Andalusia highlights: the Mosque of Cordoba, the Alhambra of Granada, the Giralda of Seville, the Alcazabas of Malaga and Almeria, the Cathedral of La Merced of Huelva or the monumental complex of Úbeda and Baeza , declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco.

Among the natural areas it is important to mention: the Natural Park of Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, being the second largest natural park in Europe, the National Park of Sierra Nevada, the Doñana Natural Park and the sub-desert areas of the Desert of Tabernas and the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar.

CLIMATE

Andalusia is one of the preferred destinations due to its climate, being one of the warmest places in all of Europe. It has a Mediterranean climate with warm temperatures and dry summers. Although, due to its length, there are great contrasts between some areas and others. Rainfall is mainly concentrated in autumn and winter. The annual average precipitations are more copious in the east than in the west of Andalusia. In general, most of Andalusia exceeds 300 days of sunshine per year, being Almeria and Malaga the Spanish cities with more light, exceeding 3000 hours of light per year.

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INFRAESTRUCTURES

Andalusia has five international airports, (Malaga, Seville, Granada, Almeria, Jerez) being Malaga and Seville those with a higher number of passengers.

Due to its Africa proximity, Andalusia has great port infrastructures destined to both freight and passenger traffic. The main ports are in Huelva, Algeciras, Málaga, Cádiz, Sevilla and Almería.

Andalusia is connected to Madrid through the A-4 highway (Madrid-Cadiz). The A-49 connects Seville with Huelva and Portugal and the A-66 connects Sevilla with Gijón. Moreover, the A-7 borders the entire Mediterranean coast from Algeciras to Barcelona. 

Railway transport is highly developed throughout Andalusia. Madrid-Seville connection was the first high-speed line in Spain. Nowadays Seville, Cordoba and Malaga have regular high-speed lines.

Furthermore, Andalusia has a great hospitality infrastructure where you can find accommodation and restaurants of all categories and prices.

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What tax deductions can be obtained for an audiovisual production made in Andalusia?

Andalusia has the same tax benefits as the rest of the Spanish territory, with the exception of the Canary Islands, Navarre and the Basque Country, and therefore its regulation regarding audiovisual productions is established in Article 36, paragraphs 1 and 2, of Law 27/2014, of November 27, about Corporation Tax, which establishes the criteria and necessary requirements to get tax benefits for Spanish and foreign audiovisual productions that take place in Spain and whose information is included in our section dedicated to Spain.

What subsidies can the film production companies obtain for their audiovisual productions in Andalusia?

The Andalusian Cultural Institutions Agency, announces each year the granting of subsidies under the regime of competitive basis for the production of feature films in Andalusia. The competitive system compare the applications submitted, choosing those that obtain the highest value according to the agreements that have been stipulated in the call. The selection process will use the same criteria for all applications, so all applications submitted will have the same selection opportunities. This call is published in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía.

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What feature films can obtain subsidies in Andalusia?

There are some subsidy lines to qualify for:

a) Line 1: Subsidies for the production of fiction feature films directed by professionals who are beginning in the field of Andalusian authorship and creation who promote creative talent and with a clear vocation for commercialization.

b) Line 2: Subsidies for the production of feature films, television films and / or animation that promote the Andalusian audiovisual sector.

c) Line 3: Subsidies for the production of fiction feature films that promote cinematographic activity in Andalusia.

The most relevant aspects which affect in general the three lines of subsidy are the following:

The projects that opt ​​for these modalities, in whose elaboration is defined a task of creation, production and postproduction, whose duration is 60 minutes or more and which is intended to commercial exploitation in cinemas, television or other media.

Projects must have a cultural character, so they must meet at least two of the eight cultural criteria contemplated in the basis.

The concepts to be subsidized include the preproduction, production, distribution and promotion expenses of the feature film that is the subject of the subsidy. A time limitation is established to apply for the subsidy. The shooting may not have begun before the date of the grant.

The applicants may opt at most for three grants, provided they refer to different projects with clearly differentiated essential elements.

Can be eligible for aids independent legal entities with residence in a member state of the European Union.

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What requirements must be met to apply for a subsidy in Andalusia?

The requirements that must be met to apply for the grant are the following:

a) In the case of co-productions, the beneficiary entity must have a participation in the production and a rights ownership of at least 20% of the total.

b) Entities that have been sanctioned by an administrative decision or final judicial sentence for encouraging or tolerating discriminatory labor practices will not be eligible for the aids.

c) Those entities that are not up to date in the payment of the obligations contracted with the creative, artistic, technical personnel, technical industries, or that have been condemned by an administrative decision or a judicial sentence may not benefit from the subsidies. These requirements must be fulfilled prior to the publication of each annual grant call and until the completion and justification of the activity subject to the grant.

What is the amount of subsidies granted in Andalusia?

The maximum amount of the subsidy for the production of fiction feature films directed by professionals who are beginning in the field of Andalusian authorship that promote creative talent and with a clear vocation for commercialization will be 250,000 euros, provided that do not exceed 40% of the eligible expenses. This amount can be modify in each annual call.

Are considered as professionals who are initiated in the realization field those who have not directed or co-directed more than two feature films qualified for commercial exploitation in cinematic exhibition halls. In addition, it is necessary that in projects that attend this modality at least two of the following professionals: director, scriptwriter and executive producer have permanent headquarters in Andalusia and / or have accredited that they exercise their professional activity in Andalusia.

The maximum subsidy amount for the production of fiction, animation or television films that promote the Andalusian audiovisual sector will be 300,000 euros, provided that they do not exceed 35% of the eligible costs. This amount may be reviewed in each annual call.

To know in detail the expenses that are subject to subsidy, the necessary documentation, the submission deadlines and the evaluation criteria, as well as the rest of the regulated aspects you can be informed in the following link BOJA 151 of August 8, 2016.

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