AFTP supports the rebates for foreign cinematographers
Association of Film and Television Producers (AFTP) is minded to support the implementation of the system of rebates for foreign cinematographers. The Association invited Fabio Canepa, an international expert on rebate system implementation, in order to hear his opinion on how to manage the financial recompense for filming within the territory of the Russian Federation for foreign film companies effectively.
It will be remembered that the regulatory document for granting subsidies from federal budget to foreign cinematographers in Russia was prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade together with AFTP, Russian export center public company and Russian office of film commissions independent inspection services. In Russian Federation there is an applicable compensation system for film companies which grants segmented filming expenses compensation from budgets of the region-participants of the “Films of Russia” project, which is a common initiative of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) and AFTP and is also supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Cinema Foundation of Russia. Nowadays only Russian film companies in seven subjects of the Russian Federation can apply for this compensation. Consequently, the system for creation of a favorable filming environment in Russia rises to the federal level.
Mister Canepa has been working in the Film Commission (Genova-Liguria Film Commission) in Liguria – the administrative region of Italy on the north coast of the Ligurian sea – since 2010, and in 2017 he became the vice-president of the Liguria Producers Association (Audio-Visual Producers regional association of Liguria). He was directly involved in creating a rebate system in a number of Italian regions and he made a significant contribution to improving the financial support of filmmakers in the country in general. He also cooperated with National film commission network of Italy, in particular, he was coordinating interaction with the public sector and the Film Agency of the Ministry of Culture of Italy. Fabio Canepa also consulted Ukraine on rebate system implementation.