Magazine article Screen International

INCAA Flys Argentina Flag in Toronto

Magazine article Screen International

INCAA Flys Argentina Flag in Toronto

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Country’s film and TV incentive expected to come to fruition this year.

Efforts to create Argentina’s first national film and TV incentive are expected to come to fruition later this year.

With 10 films in Toronto, INCAA vice-president Fernando Juan Lima, a legal judge and longtime film critic who assumed his post last month, is in town to talk up a vibrant mood among the national film industry.

In a bid to champion home-grown talent, October 1-4 brings a brief period of discounted tickets on Argentinian films (tickets will be one-third of the regular price) in as many of 80% of the country’s 800 screens.

And anticipation is high for the slimmed-down 32nd Mar Del Plata Festival (November 17-26) that will present roughly 300 features compared to 450 in 2016.

“We want to strengthen our cultural and economic bonds with international co-production partners and Mar Del Plata and Ventana Sur [November 30-December 4] are important in this,” Lima said, noting Argentina’s co-production ties with Latin America, Spain, France and Italy provided the opportunity to learn. …

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