Missionary filmmakers received subsidies to enhance their audiovisual productions

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 3:36 p.m.

In order to encourage local film productions, the provincial government provided subsidies and contributions to missionary filmmakers, distributed in four lines of financing. It also signed an agreement between the IAAviM and the production company Montecine SAS through which the province will make a contribution that will benefit the economic movement of the sector.

Governor Oscar Herrera Ahuad highlighted the creativity of audiovisual producers and their ability to generate added value, while highlighting the role of officials, agencies and institutions involved in managing benefits for the sector. For this reason, he valued this type of production for “generating genuine employment”, opening the possibility “of creating jobs other than public employment, which allow the industry, a true industry, to get moving using what it has, which is its nature, something that is of great value”.

Along the same lines, he highlighted Hugo Passalacqua’s previous administration as governor because he understood “what the film and culture industry means. That left a very important path for those of us who come later in the administration, so we must honor him.” In this way, he expressed his “commitment that all the productions that we have with a view to next year will be financed and will have their co-financing.”

Meanwhile, the first vice president of the House of Representatives, Hugo Passalacqua, highlighted Herrera Ahuad’s management in the audiovisual sector, which generates many jobs. Thus, he pointed out that Misiones is the second or third province in use of locations and highlighted the highly trained workforce in this sector. “It is a work of political engineering, of high politics,” he added, emphasizing that “culture is sitting at the table of political decisions, it is very important. Culture is a great political decision, there is no social fabric if there is culture.

Later, the Minister of Culture, José Martin Schuap, reported that “Misiones was, in times of a pandemic, the first province to roll again and to implement contingency plans when everything stopped in Argentina.” He highlighted the promotion of incentives from the province, the role of the IAAviM that is trained and seeks new projects that enhance the development of the area. For this reason, he stressed that “it generates so much work and brings us so many benefits, as the entire independent sector has been doing together with the provincial government.”

Finally, the Minister of Finance, Adolfo Safrán, highlighted the audiovisual activity for what it moves economically through the production of a film. “Of course Misiones is standing out for their quality, but beyond that there is a lot of work from the actors, extras, assistants and it is really generating an important incipient industry. And yes, today it is standing out at the national level, it is one of the first provinces in the production of this type of material”, he added.

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The subsidies delivered this morning respond to four lines. One contemplates Industrial projects, they are the projects that have INCAA funds or international funds and the province contributes a counterpart. The beneficiary on this occasion was “Zulma” which was finished recording in June in Colonia Alberdi, and is a production directed and written by missionary Axel Monsú, from Cooperativa La Tierra, whose cast and crew are also missionaries. . Also benefited were the productions “Samba tu é”, by Benjamín Correa de Oberá, who received the contribution to close the production; and “La Selva does not exist”, a fiction feature film that was recorded in May in Arroyo del Medio, by José Salvia.

The other line is for the development of documentary projects, which is an economic contribution for research, since they are documentary projects that, once they are finished, will be presented to INCAA to obtain the funds to be produced. In this line there are four beneficiaries, one for each of the regions. It is an important line because later they are going to attract national funds for the production stage. The beneficiary on the day of the date was the documentary “Ripoll” by Luciano Pensa de Posadas.

The incentive line for short formats concentrates productions such as video clips or similar short formats. Therefore, on this occasion, four filmmakers received the second installment of the benefit that went to the projects “Batallas Freestyle”, by Lorena Wik; “GeneraZion 00” by Victoria Cáceres; “Barata by Katy Solem” by Walter Mosón and for the completion of “A Mitad de Camino”.

Lastly, the incentive line for the completion of works is a stimulus for a post-production process, whether for color or sound arrangements or for subtitling. Also in this line there were five beneficiaries who will receive a second installment of the benefit. Meanwhile, the project that received the benefit today was “Natural Violence” by Gabriela Roldan.

In addition, an agreement was signed between the IAAviM and the production company Montecine SAS, represented by Yamila Barnasthpol, through which the province will make a contribution to this film production for the shooting of “Mitra”, a feature film written and directed by Diego Bellocchio whose shooting is scheduled for October.

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