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Spain’s participation in Cannes will be organized by ICEX Spain Trade & Investment  (the public entity of the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism) and ICAA  Institute of Cinematography & Audiovisual Arts (the public entity of the Ministry of Culture & Sport) and will also be represented onsite by Cinema from Spain (the umbrella brand to promote the Spanish film industry around the globe)!

Key organizers & ministries

Cinema from Spain

Cinema from Spain is the umbrella brand created by ICEX Spain Trade and Investment to promote the Spanish film industry around the globe. It brings together Spanish production, marketing and distribution companies in the film market. Internationally supports their presence in the most important markets, and at events and festivals within the sector at a global level. Cinema from Spain brings together Spanish production companies, sales agents and distributors for the film market while Shooting in Spain works to attract foreign film shoots, encourage co-productions and promote the installation of foreign audiovisual companies in Spain through the ICEX-Invest in Spain executive division.


ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is the public business entity of the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism of Spain, whose main purpose is to promote the internationalization of the Spanish economy and companies and to improve their competitiveness, as well as attracting and promoting foreign investment in Spain through the ICEX-Invest in Spain executive division. In this context ICEX is supporting the film industry including content and co-production.


As an independent body ascribed to the Ministry of Culture, the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) is a public organization that promotes, regulates and provides funding to cinematographic and audiovisual activities in Spain programming policies to support the film industry and audiovisual production. ICAA’s goals include: the encouragement of creativity and promotion of talent, the strengthening of the national audiovisual production and distribution of Spanish films both within our territory and abroad, as well as to safeguard and disseminate our cinema heritage together with the Spanish Film Archive (Filmoteca Española).

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NextGenerationEU (NGEU) is the temporary instrument designed to boost recovery and form the largest stimulus package ever financed in Europe. A total of €2.018 trillion is helping rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe. It will be a greener, more digital and more resilient Europe. The funds are being used to address the most important challenges before Europe and support those in need. In the aftermath of Russia’s aggression on Ukraine, the EU budget was mobilised to provide emergency assistance and support in the Ukraine and EU countries in order to alleviate the humanitarian consequences of the war.


PRTR is a recovery and resilience European plan (‘Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia’) that responds to the urgent need of fostering a strong recovery and making Spain future-ready. The reforms and investments in the plan will help Spain become more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions. To this end, the plan consists of 112 investments and 102 reforms. They will be supported by €69.5 billion in grants. 40% of the plan will support the climate objectives and 28% of the plan will foster the digital transition.

Spain Audovisual Hub

“Spain, Audiovisual Hub of Europe” is a plan initiated by the Spanish Government and coordinated by the State Secretariat for Digitalization & Artificial Intelligence and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Digital Transformation. Its aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of Spanish audiovisual production and its internationalization, while increasing the attractiveness of Spain as a destination for investment linked to the audiovisual production of foreign companies by 2025.