The applications for the “4th Support Programme for the Production of Feature Films”, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), are now open until 25 November 2020. Local filmmakers and producers are welcome to apply. Successful applicants will each receive a financial support of up to MOP 2,000,000 to produce a feature film.
The “4th Support Programme for the Production of Feature Films” aims to promote the development of the Macao’s film industry, cultivate local filmmaking talents, enhance the professional production capacity of the local film industry, and encourage filmmakers to get involved in feature film production, thus spawning more local cinematic works with full creativity. Applicants must hold a valid Macao Resident Identity Card, must be aged 18 or above, and must have directed or produced at least one 80-minute feature film or two short films (fiction) with over 20 minutes each, which must have been screened in public. The adjudication will include two phases. In the Initial Review, the adjudicating panel will select a maximum of ten projects to enter the next phase, based on five criteria including contents and creativity of the script, applicant and film crew’s implementing capacity, feasibility of film production project, degree of perfection of whole project planning and overall budget rationale. In the Second Review, the adjudicating panel will review and analyze the application documents based on the five criteria covered in the Initial Review, as well as the completeness of the script and the feasibility of promotion and marketing plan of the film, followed by a final interview with the applicants and their production team members, as well as the review of applicants’ PowerPoint presentation before the final eligible applicants are selected. A maximum of four beneficiaries will be selected and each beneficiary will receive a financial support up to 80% of the total estimated costs of the approved project (up to a maximum of MOP 2,000,000), to be used for the production, promotion and marketing of the feature film.
The Programme’s information, regulations and application forms can be downloaded at the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (www.icm.gov.mo/cn/CCI-Subsidy) and at the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.gov.mo). Applicants should submit all required documents to the Division for Planning and Developing Cultural and Creative Industries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau located at Cultural Affairs Bureau Building, Tap Siac Square, Macao, in the designated period of time. For enquiries, please contact Mr. Chong or Mr. Leong, staff members of IC, through tel. no. (853) 8399 6256, during office hours.