Portugal

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

IBERMEDIA's goals are to promote the development of audiovisual productions destined to the Iberoamerican market and their co-productions, to promote the integration of Iberoamerican companies in supranational audiovisual networks. To create a positive environment for the development, training and exchange...

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

The ICA's mission is to foment and develop cinematographic and audiovisual activities, contributing towards cultural diversity and quality in these areas, towards the extended national and international circulation of works and towards the vitality of the said activities as cultural industries.

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Regulation

Citizens of the following countries do not need a
European Union, Schengen, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway, Switzerland, UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, USA, Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Israel, Korea (Rep. of), Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela
For more details please consult: https://portugal.com/portugal/travel-tips/entering-portugal

Non EU citizens need a work permit (Autorização de Trabalho) in order to work in Portugal. A future employer can apply for this from the local labour office. An entry visa is also required from the Portuguese Immigration Office (Serviços de Estangeiras e Fronteiras, SEF). Nationals of an EU country need simply to have a Residence Permit (Cartão de Residência) which is obtained from the Portuguese Immigration Office (Serviços de Estangeiras e Fronteiras, SEF).

City hall typically requires 6 working days for processing permits. Expo requires 1-2 days. It is not possible to shoot at Expo on weekends or public holidays. Beaches require 1-2 days for permits. The city does not require up front payment for locations.

Accepts ATA Carnets for : . Commercial Samples . Exhibitions and Fairs . Professional Equipment (cf. http://www.merchandisepassport.org/)

In most cases, VAT in Portugal is 23%. There is a reduced rate of 13% that applies, in the main, to restaurant services etc. There is a further reduced rate of 6% that relates mainly to basic food products. The VAT rates for the Azores and Madeira are lower (22%, 12% and 5% starting April 1, 2012). VAT is payable on assets and services in Portugal as well as on imports into Portugal. Exports from Portugal are exempt from VAT (cf. http://www.worldwide-tax.com/portugal/por_other.asp). Portugal VAT Recovery Time: 6-12 months

Cinematographic works Article 22. (1) The following persons shall be deemed to be the joint authors of cinematographic works: (a) the director; (b) the author of the work's subject and, if it is a different person, the author of the screenplay, as well as the author of the music. (2) In the case of adaptation of a work not specifically created for the cinema, the authors of the adaptation and the screenplay shall also be deemed to be joint authors. Use of other works in cinematographic works (cf. Code of Copyright and Related Rights (No. 45/85 of 17 September 1985)).

Pension and lnvalidity (centralized) 23,75 for the employer - 11% for the employee

Film Commissions

Faro

To promote the Portuguese Algarve as an attractive location for the film and multimedia industries while developing the domestic audio-visual businesses. Our Goals: - To create a FILM-FRIENDLY ALGARVE in order to support cinema and audiovisual production in the region; - To POSITION THE ALGARVE in...

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Lisbon

Goal : to promote and develop the film and audiovisual activities, contributing to cultural diversity and quality in these areas to a wider national and international circulation of works and to the vitality of such activities as cultural industry.

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Coproduction treaties

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