National Film Commission announced to boost Portugal as a destination

filmThe Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca, confirmed today in Berlin that, by the end of March, Portugal will have a national Film Commission, which will pitch the country as a destination for filming.

"This is one of the pieces of a broader model that leads to the creation of the Film Commission along with the simplification and modernisation of procedures to film in Portugal," said Graça Fonseca.

The Minister of Culture stressed that "the Film Commission is almost complete" with just a few details to finalise.

"The goal is to have a strong 'Film Commission' in Portugal that allows us, on the one hand, to pitch the country as a destination for filming, with all that this means for the technicians, actors and national producers, but also the positioning of Portuguese cinema internationally with all that this means for a positive impact for the sector and its agents," said Fonseca.

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+1 #2 Denby 2019-02-10 07:31
Portugal has the potential to be a great film location settings, and provide employment to the large number of degree level students in the country.
It would be advantageous, if this company could be setup in Algarve in order to bring employment to this area.
+1 #1 Dennis.P 2019-02-09 13:09
Looking back many of us expats have commented on the scarcity of any programme filming to encourage expats to come to Portugal. Starting a new life around the EU of the kind of 'No Going Back' ... Had the production teams realised something that the rest of us were missing?

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