Spain Film Commission will attend the Film Market of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival from June 16th to 19th
Looking for opportunities of collaboration, Spain Film Commission will participate this year for the first time at the Film Market of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, within the framework of the expedition organized by the EUFCN (European Network of Film Commissions) composed by a dozen specialists in the attraction of film shoots from all Europe. Under the "Shooting in Spain" brand, they will count with the support of the Economic and Commercial Office of the General Consulate of Spain in Shanghai, and the ICEX-Invest in Spain team.
Spain Film Commission will be represented by Juan Manuel Guimeráns, Vice President of SFC and Coordinator of the Valladolid Film Office who, on June 17th, will present the activity of Spain Film Commission in the panel dedicated to the film commissions of Europe. Our partner Mallorca Film Commission, represented by Pedro Barbadillo, is also present and collaborating.
The Spanish stand is located within the "Filming Europe" area, which occupies a prominent place in the main hall of the Shanghai Exhibition Center, and will serve as a meeting point and for the distribution of promotional materials that will offer information in Spanish, Chinese and English about the shooting possibilities and tax incentives for international shootings in our country. Two Film Commissions from Spain will also be present (Catalunya FC and Mallorca FC).
The film market in China is the fastest growing in the world, so it is not surprising that the Film Market of the Shanghai International Film Festival attracts an increasing number of producers and investors. For Spain, to this day a regular destination for large-scale film and TV productions, China (as is India) is a market of the highest priority to which SFC pays increasing attention, given the opportunity generated both by its great production capacity and by the fact of having a mutual agreement for co-productions, in force since 2014. We must note that the growth figures of Chinese shootings abroad are reaching double-digit annual increases, in parallel to the impressive increase of abroad Chinese investment.
The Shanghai International Film Festival is possibly the most important film festival in Asia, and its market annually attracts thousands of representatives of all levels of audio-visual production, from traditional producers in all types of media (film, TV, internet) to specialties (fiction, documentary, animation), or distributors, location scouts, technology companies, investors, financial entities and, of course, film commissions, from all over the world (taking into account all categories in this edition there are about 300 accredited exhibitors from more than 40 countries in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania).