CPLP Audiovisual: Program of Development of Audiovisual Content Production and Dissemination of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries
The CPLP Audiovisual Program is the result of a Brazilian proposal for audiovisual production within the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). The program has the goal of implementing integrated public policies of development of production and television broadcasting of audiovisual content in the CPLP countries, to foster the dissemination of cultural audiovisual output by CPLP in the global market.
The CPLP Audiovisual Program is an international cooperation action for the selection and promotion of audiovisual projects – documentaries and feature films – among the Member Countries of the Community: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor. In Brazil, the program has been implemented by the Secretariat of Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture, since 2014. After a successful experience in 2010 with the 1sr Program of Development of Production and Television Dissemination of Documentary Films in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (DOCTV CPLP I), the present CPLP Audiovisual Program consists of three lines of action: i) DOCTV CPLP II; ii) Program of Promotion of Development, Production and Television Dissemination of Works of Fiction in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (FICTV CPLP I); iii) Program of Exchange of Television Dissemination of Documentaries (Nossa Língua I). The program also expects to foster activities of training, co-production and television dissemination of audiovisual content.
Beyond the conclusion of the Program, there is an expectation that the fostering of audiovisual production will boost the audiovisual content markets of the Member States of CPLP, and generates greater visibility for audiovisual output by the Member States outside of the Community, with real gains for all the sector operators and for CPLP. This is based on the fact that the success of the program's goals have the potential of creating the conditions for the multiplication of its effects over several platforms, including the constitution of networks and potential actions of production and/or sharing of audiovisual content between the Member States of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, further boosting and strengthening processes of collaboration and sharing of technical solutions and/or equipment among all.
In the present moment, the greatest challenge is to sustain the perennial status of the Audiovisual CPLP Program so as to round up the conditions for the expansion of the integrative space among the countries that comprise the Community.
Brazil has allocated resources in the order of 2,069,965.10 USD to the CPLP Special Fund for the financing of the program. Those resources add up to the amount allocated by Portugal, of about 887,573,96 USD rounding up the total resources of the program. At this point, it bears mentioning the convergence with the provisions of Article 16 of the Convention, which concerns preferential treatment for developing countries.