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Aid for projects involving the production of animated series

General information

General information
Name of Procedure: Aid for projects involving the production of animated series
Aim: Fostering the production of animated series.
Regulations: - LAW 55/2007 (LEY 55/2007), of 28 December, on Cinema (Spanish State Gazette (BOE) 29-12-2007).
- ROYAL DECREE 2062/2008 (REAL DECRETO 2062/2008) of 12 December, implementing Law 55/2007 (Ley 55/2007), of 28 December, on Cinema (Spanish State Gazette (BOE) 12/01/2009).
- ORDER CUL/2834/2009, of 19 October, indicating the rulings for application of Royal Decree 2062/2008 (Real Decreto 2062/2008), of 12 December, implementing Law 55/2007 (Ley 55/2007), of 28 December, on Cinema, regarding recognition of the cost of a film and the investment of the producer, establishing the regulatory basis for state aid and the structure of the Administrative register of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Companies (Spanish State Gazette (BOE) 24/10/2009).
- Disposición final segunda de la Orden CUL/1772/2011, de 21 de junio.
- Corresponding call.
Beneficiaries: Production companies which should be registered as such in the First Section of the Film Company Register, of an independent nature, as set out in article 4 n) of Law 55/2007 (Ley 55/2007), of 28 December.
How to begin: Application by the interested party.
Starting deadline: As set by each call.
Place of presentation: In the Electronic register of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
In the General register of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport or those indicated in Art.38.4 of Law 30/92 (Ley 30/92), of 26 November, on the Legal System of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure. The applications should include the official presentation stamp, indicating the date.
Ruling body: Director-General of the Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts) .
Time for ruling: 3 months after the close of the call.
Appeals: Contentious-Administrative and Review.
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Documentation to present

  • Official application form.
  • Copia de la solicitud
  • Report signed by the production company, scriptwriter and director.
  • Contract unambiguously proving the granting to the producer of rights to the script, the amount of the payment corresponding to the author or authors of the script, and if applicable, the granting of the rights of option to the existing work.
  • Contract between the production company and the provider of the broadcasting service, or if not available, documentation proving a demonstration of interest in the project, as set out in art. 52 b) of Order CUL/2834/2009 of 19 October.
    • A provider of national television or radio broadcasting services.
    • A provider of regional radio or television broadcasting services.
    • A provider of broadcasting services of a member state of the European Union, as long as the director and scriptwriter of the animated series both accredit their continued residence in Spain from at least one year before the date of the call, or that the production work will mostly be carried out in Spain, this last requirement to be assessed by the aid assessment Committee.
      - Document proving residence in Spain of the director.
      - Document proving residence in Spain of the scriptwriter.
  • Proof of ownership of the graphic designs, drawings, artistic creations or images on which the project will be based.
  • Budget for the work on an official form.
  • Summary page of the official budget form.
  • Pilot of at least one minute's duration.
  • Complete script of the pilot episode and developed storyboard.
  • Complete script of the series, general synopsis of the series and synopsis of at least 8 episodes, in the case of series of 26 episodes, or 15 episodes, in series of 52.
  • Documentation proving the funding plan.
  • Filming plan.
  • In the case of not being a tax resident in Spain, certificate of tax residence issued by the relevant authorities in the country of residence.
  • Certificate proving taxes and social security are paid up to date, if not authorising the ICAA to process the obtaining of this.
  • Joint production contract.
  • Documento público declarativo de que se halla al corriente en el pago de las obligaciones contraídas con el personal creativo, artístico y técnico, así como con las industrias técnicas, en la película anterior de esta misma productora, de acuerdo con lo establecido en el artículo 15.2 de la Orden CUL/2834/2009 de 19 de octubre.

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