The Law on Culture was approved in 2018 in Montenegro for the area of culture and the establishment of public institutions.
Croatian cash rebate was raised to 25% as of July 2018, with additional 5% for productions in regions of below average development.
ZAGREB: The number of foreign productions using the tax incentives scheme in Croatia increased from 11 in 2017 to 14 in 2018, but the local expenditure decreased from of 24.7 m EUR in 2017 to over 15.5 m EUR in 2018.
The most important development in the Romanian film industry in 2018 is the cash rebate scheme launched by the National Commission for Prognosis on 8 October 2018. A total of 41 international and national projects applied for rebates by the end of 2018.
This month we speak with Iris Sretenovic, the programme manager of Cadmus Cineplex, a modern cinema named after the ancient hero Cadmus, the mythical founder of the city of Budva, the only mortal who married a goddess.
ZAGREB: Admissions to domestic films in Croatia decreased from 121,205 in 2017 to 55,709 in 2018, as the number of theatrically released domestic films dropped drastically from 16 in 2017 to seven in 2018.
BUCHAREST: A total of 41 projects applied for rebates in Romania in October-December 2018, of which seven have already been approved, two have been rejected and the rest of them are in the process of evaluation. Initially the 50 m EUR annual budget was much smaller as the rebate scheme was launched in October 2018, but the National Commission for Prognosis eventually announced that the whole funding of 50 m EUR has been made available.
BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films increased from 280,910 in 2017 to approximately 380,000 in 2018 in Romania due to Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2. The awaited sequel of one of the most popular Romanian films of all times scored 181,232 admissions in only seven weeks.
BUCHAREST: The documentary Untamed Romania / România neîmblânzită, directed by Tom Barton-Humphreys and funded by Auchan Retail Romania and the environmental NGO The European Nature Trust, was sold to France Télévisions Group for broadcasting starting March 2019.
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