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Film funding in southeast Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory has just published a new IRIS plus report entitled An Insight into Selected Film Funding Systems.

This edition of IRIS plus looks at direct aid for audiovisual production, taking a closer look at the situation in a number of countries in southeast Europe.

Nine different film aid systems?Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia?are analyzed with regard to legality, structure, and aid criteria.

The first part of the report, ?Film Aid Rules and Trends in Europe? in a section on the European Union refers to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, stressing the importance of ?measures aimed at promoting diversity of cultural expressions.?

For more information on the report, visit the European Audiovisual Observatory website.