HEZKUNTZA, HIZKUNTZA POLITIKA ETA KULTURA SAILA EUSKO JAURLARITZA-GOBIERNO VASCO
Basque Country Data
GDP / Head
Main priorities of your organization
Elaborate plans to support and develop the cultural sector in the Basque Country.
FUNDS: scripts, development, production (short films, animation, feature, documentaries), promotion, dubbing/subtitling, support for exhibitors/cinema theatres, festivals
TYPE: feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, cross media-new platforms.
Do you already have programs/tools/agreements with other partners/regions/countries to support the visibility and ezchange of your films?
Etxepare Institute: Basque Regional Agency to promote abroad the Basque Country culture, creativity and language. The Instituto Etxepare´s has some financing Calls to promote the Basque culture (travel grants for cinema, grants for participation in professional markets) and has also agreements with universities abroad.
General data/information on the audiovisual sector in your sphere of influence
Annual Budget (funds: Basque government + public television) 7.500.000€
Do you think that you have tools/programs that can support the goals of our working groups?
Zineuskadi: Platform for the promotion of Basque and European films, being one of its main programs Zinema Euskaraz and FilmAzpit.
Zinema Euskaraz (Cinema in Basque): make films in Basque available to the public. Lines of actions: theatrical and DVD releases DVD releases, funds for subtitling/dubbing into Basque, special actions in schools.
FilmAzpit: a program that selects films, acquire their rights and subtitle them in order to make them available for non-profit institutions.
ETB: Basque Public Television participating in co- productions of Basque films as well as buying TV rights.
Eiken: Cluster of the audiovisual sector.
Langune: Cluster of the language industries
Cooperation/collaboration/ participation frameworks in european and international sphere
Main needs regarding positioning yourself in the european and international sphere
As for the proposal promoted by the basque government basque audiovisual fund to set up a forum and a circuit of spaces and contacts to support placing films and professionals in smaller languages or european countries, ehat are your specific proposals?