Public financing for film and television content – The state of soft money in Europe

07/10/2016 Authors: Gilles Fontaine, Julio Talavera, Martin Kanzler, European Audiovisual Observatory

The report covers the 4 existing public support mechanisms designed to foster the film and audiovisual sectors, defining the characteristics and current use of each: public funds, fiscal incentives, obligations for broadcasters to invest in film and audiovisual content and guarantee facilities.

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Impact analysis of fiscal incentive schemes supporting film and audiovisual production in Europe

15/12/2014 Authors: Jonathan Olsberg, Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI)

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new analysis of the impact of fiscal incentive schemes – tax shelters, tax rebates and tax credits - which aim at stimulating investment in the production of film and audiovisual works.

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Public Funding for Film and Audiovisual Works in Europe

01/10/2012 Author: Susan Newman-Baudais, European Audiovisual Observatory

The report focuses on film funds in 37 European countries operating at pan-European, national and sub-national levels and looks at their activities in support of film, television and new media.

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Public Funding for Film and Audiovisual Works in Europe - A Comparative Approach

01/09/2008 Author: Lange A. & Westcott T., OBS with the collaboration of Newman S. (OBS) and Debande O. (EIB)

This report draws the exhaustive landscape of public financing available to producers, distributors and exhibitors.

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Comparative analysis of national aid mechanisms

Public Aid Mechanisms for the Film and the Audiovisual Industry in Europe


The whole landscape of public support systems for the cinema and audiovisual industries is depicted, portraying the great diversity of national and regional policies.

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