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Argentina Film Commission Response to COVID-19, INCAA

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The National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) reports that due to the pandemic decreed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in relation to CORONAVIRUS-COVID 19, and the decrees issued by the Presidency of the Nation (297/20 and 260/20), which establish the “social, preventive and obligatory isolation”, INCAA assumes the need to arbitrate the means within its reach, within the framework of its competence, to favor the continuity of the administrative processing of the on-going files regarding subsidies for national films. In this framework, the president of INCAA, Luis Puenzo, through Resolution 165/2020 published in the Official Gazette, establishes that the cost presentations made during the term of the restrictive measures to the movement of people as a result of the pandemic, that prevent the presentation of the originals through the INCAA Table of Entries, will be carried out through the INCAA ONLINE system, which must accompany the final cost report signed by the National Public Accountant according to the established provisions in INCAA Resolution No. 439/2014. The supporting documentation for said report must be submitted within the term established in the aforementioned regulations. Thus, there is provisional recognition of seventy percent (70%) of the cost presented in the terms of the preceding article and / or previously presented but pending analysis; it is determined that the provisional recognition provided for in the preceding article is exclusively for the purposes of making the first payment of fifty percent (50%) of the electronic means subsidy, under compliance with the rest of the requirements and with the exceptions of this resolution. Likewise, it is established that the payment established in the preceding article is conditioned to the reliable acceptance of responsibility by the relevant producer for the differences that may arise at the time of final recognition, being considered a debtor in cases in which that corresponded. On the other hand, it is made clear that this measure is of a transitory nature and that it will continue until the established measures of social isolation, preventive and compulsory, or other measures subsequently adopted by the National Executive Power, that prevent the presentation of the original documentation under the terms of INCAA Resolution No. 439/14. Likewise, the application of articles 2, 3 and 4 of this is extended until the end of this fiscal year 2020.



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Considering the health emergency, the decisions implemented by the National Government, the provincial governments and that of the City of Buenos Aires, plus the recommendations of the health authorities, the National Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts reports on the areas of its competence:

INCAA will not suspend without prior notice its own activity or the obligations agreed with the Industry, but we recommend those responsible for filming and other production tasks to strictly adhere to the aforementioned preventive measures.

Those films that to date have scheduled and formally registered premieres, hampered by the restrictions imposed to the exhibition in theaters, may be released on the Cine.ar platform. The total amount received will be transferred to the respective producers.

Until further notice, INCAA will not participate in national and international assemblies, film shows, weeks or festivals involving transfers or mass meetings contrary to the aforementioned provisions. We recommend the suspension of these activities.

Regarding operational matters, we will limit access to INCAA facilities. The usual procedures will only be attended by telephone or via the Internet. The presentation of documents should only be done through the "INCAA online" system. In exceptional cases we will attend in the ground floor offices at the Lima street headquarters.

INCAA personnel who are included in the so-called risk groups will be considered in the exercise of their tasks.

At Enerc, the scheduled colloquia and entrance exams will continue, but at the same time all extra-curricular activities will be suspended. Regarding the beginning of the school year, we will adopt the measures determined by the Ministry of National Education. The Regional Offices will also observe the measures dictated by their respective provincial authorities. Finally, we report that we are evaluating the impact of these events on income to the Film Development Fund and the consequences on the financial capacity of the Institute during the current year.   It is very important to become aware both individually and collectively and comply with the indications established in the health protocols established by the Ministry of Health


NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FILM AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS Resolution 165/2020 RESOL-2020-165-APN-INCAA # MC City of Buenos Aires, 03/27/2020 SEEN the EX-2020-18948099-APN-GCYCG # INCAA of the Registry of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS, Law 17.741 (to 2001) and its amendments, Decrees No. 1536 dated August 20, 2002, dated 90 January 20, 2020, 260 dated March 12, 2020 and 297 dated March 19, 2020 and INCAA Resolutions No. 439 dated February 28, 2014, dated 1 January 2, 2017, dated 1102 July 17, 2018, and CONSIDERING: That Law No. 17741 (t.o. 2001), and its amendments, have as fundamental objectives the promotion and regulation of cinematographic activity in the national territory. That cinematographic and audiovisual activity constitutes a legal asset protected in Article 75, subsection 19, of the National Constitution, through which the identity and cultural plurality, the artistic heritage and the cultural and audiovisual spaces are protected. That on the occasion of the pandemic decreed by the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), Decree No. 297/20 established for the entire population of the Argentine Republic the "social, preventive and compulsory isolation" until March 31, 2020, liable to be extended in time. That the first article of the aforementioned Decree establishes that the measure is adopted within the framework of the declaration of a pandemic issued by the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), the Health Emergency extended by Decree No. 260/20 and its amendment, and in attention to the evolution of the epidemiological situation, in relation to CORONAVIRUS-COVID 19. That the measures restricting the movement of people imposed in pursuit of the general welfare by the aforementioned Decree No. 297/20 impose on this NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS (INCAA) the need to arbitrate the means within its reach, in within the framework of its competence, to favor the continuity of the administrative processing of the files in progress related to subsidies for national films. That for these purposes it is pertinent to establish a cost presentation mechanism that can be met remotely through the INCAA ONLINE platform, subsequently completing the requirements demanded by INCAA Resolution No. 439/14 within the period that this same standard provides. That also, in light of the circumstances that afflict the sector, it is pertinent to take as an exceptional measure, regarding the files with costs pending analysis, the provisional approval of seventy percent (70%) of the final cost presentation presented. That said provisional and transitory approval is made for the purposes of authorizing the first payment of fifty percent (50%) corresponding to the subsidy to other forms of exhibition (hereinafter subsidy by electronic means), under compliance with the rest of the precautions for its accreditation. That the producers must be held reliably responsible for the differences that may arise at the time of final recognition. That the Management for the Strengthening of the Audiovisual Industry and the Deputy Management of Legal Affairs have intervened in this regard. That this Resolution is issued based on the extreme severity that the current CORONAVIRUS-COVID 19 pandemic causes the population and in order to allow the continuation of the processing of subsidies carried out under Law No. 17,741 (to 2001) and its modifications. That the powers to approve this resolution are included in Law No. 17,741 (t.o. 2001) and its amendments, and in Decrees No. 1536/2002 and No. 90/2020. Thus, THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL ARTS RESOLVES: ARTICLE 1º.- Determine that the cost presentations made during the term of the restrictive measures to the movement of people as a result of the pandemic, that prevent the presentation of the originals through the INCAA Entry Desk, will be made through the INCAA system ON LINE, having to accompany the final cost report signed by the National Public Accountant in accordance with the provisions of INCAA Resolution No. 439/2014. The supporting documentation for said report must be submitted within the term established in the aforementioned regulations. ARTICLE 2º.- Provide the provisional recognition of seventy percent (70%) of the cost presented in the terms of the preceding article and / or previously presented but pending analysis. ARTICLE 3º.- Determine that the provisional recognition provided for in the preceding article is exclusively for the purposes of making the first payment of fifty percent (50%) of the electronic means subsidy, under compliance with the rest of the requirements and with the exceptions of this resolution


ARTICLE 3º.- Determine that the provisional recognition provided for in the preceding article is exclusively for the purposes of making the first payment of fifty percent (50%) of the electronic means subsidy, under compliance with the rest of the requirements and with the exceptions of this resolution. ARTICLE 4º.- Provide that the payment established in the preceding article is conditioned to the reliable acceptance of responsibility by the relevant producer for the differences that may arise at the time of final recognition, being considered debtor in cases where applicable. ARTICLE 5º.- Provide that this measure is transitory in nature, extending the application of Article 1 hereof until the established measures of social, preventive and mandatory isolation established in Decree No. 297/20 and / or other measures subsequently adopted cease. by the NATIONAL EXECUTIVE POWER that prevents the presentation of the original documentation under the terms of INCAA Resolution No. 439/14. Likewise, the application of articles 2, 3 and 4 of this is extended until the end of this fiscal year 2020. ARTICLE 6º.- To temporarily void, until the terms established in the preceding article, all the regulations that oppose this. ARTICLE 7º.- Provide that this resolution is subject to budget availability. ARTICLE 8º.- Provide that this Resolution shall enter into force from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Argentine Republic. ARTICLE 9.- Register, communicate, give yourself to the NATIONAL ADDRESS OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRY and file. Luis Adalberto Puenzo and. 03/28/2020 N ° 16113/20 v. 03/28/2020 Publication date 03/28/2020

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