The third and last installment of the Incentives for competition of the call FDC 2022in which $8,919,950 million were delivered to 54 projects, which added to the 103 delivered in the previous months, reach 157 and reach an amount greater than $19,000 million, in 21 modalities that cover all stages of audiovisual development, from writing to post-production.
In Putumayo, the filmmaker Robert Brand Ordóñez was the beneficiary of a stimulus of $60 million pesos in the Making of short films: regional stories modality to carry out his fiction short film When the herons return.
The call for the Film Development Fund – FDC is carried out every year thanks to Law 814 of 2003, which stipulates the payment of a fee for the country’s film development, which is reinvested in new films, training activities, internationalization of the Colombian cinema and the preservation of audiovisual heritage. These resources are managed by Proimágenes Colombia, following the guidelines of the National Council for Arts and Culture in Cinematography – CNACC.
This year the call for incentives through the FDC competition had 19,218 million pesos to support the production, formation and circulation of Colombian cinema, distributed in 21 modalities as follows: 4,740 millions of pesos for writing, production, post-production and production of long and short fiction films; 3,238 millions for project development, production of short and feature films, and post-production of documentary features; 3,690 millions for the development and production of feature films and the making of animated short films; 6,215 million allocated to the making of short films of regional stories, ethnic populations, children, minority co-production and the making of regional and long feature films created by ethnic populations for racial equity and 125 million for training for the film sector.
A call was designed that granted incentives to 30 festivals, accompanied by a strengthening route open to other festivals, which included talks, workshops and specialized tutorials aimed at strengthening the projects from the legal, technical, training and programming aspects for audiences. , communications, and the search for sources of financing.
With a view to improving working conditions and the qualification of workers in the sector, in 2022, the CNACC allocated a bag of 312 million pesos, intended for higher education institutions, for the presentation of professionalization proposals aimed at workers in the audiovisual sector.
Thanks to the behavior of the box office in movie theaters, in the 2022 call the modalities of Production of animated feature films and Production of fiction and documentary short films returned. In addition, the modality of Making feature films for racial equity created by ethnic populations was opened for the first time, in order to enhance the audiovisual narratives of a multicultural and diverse Colombia. This modality was carried out thanks to the collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and the CNACC, and was aimed at the indigenous, black, Afro-Colombian, Raizal, palenquera and Rom communities of the country.
“This year, at the Ministry of Culture we had the opportunity to build a chapter so that Afro-descendant and indigenous filmmakers could take part in the FDC calls in a more forceful way. Thanks to the Feature Film Making for Racial Equity modality, the ethnic diversity of Colombia and its audiovisual contribution are contributing to a more plural and inclusive narrative of a nation. Through the creation of cinematographic works, Colombians will know, highlight and treasure the worldviews, spiritualities and cultures of these communities, while strengthening their audiovisual work»indicated the director of Audiovisuals, Cinema and Interactive Media, María Fernanda Céspedes.
In total, for the 21 modalities of incentives by competition, 1,432 projects were submitted, which were reviewed by a group of 115 national and international evaluators, experts in different disciplines and with outstanding careers in the audiovisual field.
Additionally, the call for Automatic stimuli allocated in 2022 a bag of 4,600 million pesos for the promotion of feature films and box office performance, international participation and distribution of Colombian films. This call will remain open until December 15.
Claudia Triana, director of Proimágenes Colombia, comments: “The FDC feeds on the attendance of the public at theaters and thanks to this collection it has become the main engine of our cinema. By receiving non-reimbursable FDC stimuli, many projects are funded and can demonstrate support that allows them to find national and international co-producer partners. At the narrative and aesthetic level, our industry is strengthened by the talent that is born in all regions and that puts the name of Colombia in the most relevant international festivals.”
How does the FDC Call work?
The Film Development Fund -FDC- was created by Law 814 of 2003, known as the film law, giving rise to a mechanism consisting of receiving, through a bank account, the money collected through the parafiscal quota that exhibitors, distributors and producers pay as a result of the exhibition of national and foreign cinematographic works in Colombia, that is to say that it is a fund that feeds both on the movement of the sector itself and on the public that goes to the movies; Thus, each ticket is a contribution so that new stories become movies.
Since 2004, the National Council for Arts and Culture in Cinematography –CNACC has defined that the policy for the delivery of FDC resources is made through an annual public call. The 2022 call will deliver a total of 23,206 million pesos in automatic incentives and competitive incentives. The bases and schedules of the stimuli of the call are announced between January and March of each year on the page calledfdc.com
Thanks to the resources of the Fund for Film Development -FDC, between 2004 and 2022, non-reimbursable cash incentives have been committed and delivered for close to $186,896 million to 1,733 projects.