Paris, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Art of Argentina (INCAA) and its French counterpart, the CNC, signed a new agreement to co-produce films, Argentinean INCAA director Jorge Coscia announced Monday.
Also attending the Cannes Film Festival, Coscia brought the film Nordeste, by Juan Solanas, included in the Festival"s exhibition Une Certain Regard, and Genesis, by Albertina Carri, to be screened in the Week of the Critic.
"The new Argentinean cinema"s strength lies in its diversity of format and aesthetic. We are not witnessing a fashion trend, but the generational irruption of a whole new cinematography," Coscia stated.
The INCAA has a stand in the Cannes Film Festival, also financed by independent producers.
Hundreds of attendees to the festival have visited the Argentinean representation since Thursday, including the international producers.
Coscia, who received producers and directors Hector Olivera and Juan Solanas on Monday, stated that "our presence here is based on more than chance."
The agreement with France includes a financial participation of 20 percent for Argentina and 80 percent for France in every co-production and an exceptional clause plans a 10 percent for the national party in exceptional cases, as it was reported.
The previous agreements were 30 and 70 percent participations respectively.
Argentina and France Sign Film Agreement
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