Nov 24 2014
Luxembourg’s audio-visual environment was formerly mainly focused on broadcasting activities and has been diversified with the creation of infrastructure for production and post-production and the establishment of several production companies and audio-visual services. To better assess the positive effects of the introduction of financial support for audio-visual production in the late 1980s, it is important to have in mind that Luxembourg’s audio-visual sector has no other means of financial support (distributors, regions or television) that may help the audio-visual production as is the case elsewhere.
The sector is clearly booming: every year, the Grand Duchy produces or co-produces in collaboration with foreign companies on average 20 films that are regularly awarded at international level. The last two years are representative of this success: 2013 was very dynamic with many selections and international awards, including a César for Ernest and Celestine and three selections and prizes at the European Film Awards for The Congress (best animated film), Pinocchio and Hannah Arendt. The success remains within the 2014 programme, as illustrated by the Oscar of ‘best animated short film’ for Mr Hublot, and very recently by the Golden Calf Special Jury Award — one of the most important awards in the Netherlands — for the Luxembourg co-production Secrets of War. Furthermore, in September, three films, co-produced in Luxembourg, were presented at the International Film Festival in Toronto…
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