Our Mission

In accordance with Decree-Law No. 13/2023, of February 24, the Portugal Film Commission is responsible for carrying out the duties of the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA, I. P.), in terms of attracting international filming and audiovisual productions for Portugal, simplifying and streamlining procedures for this purpose and monitoring and collaborating in the management of the respective instruments and financial incentives, together with Turismo de Portugal, I. P.

The competences of the Portugal Film Commission are:

a) To create conditions for the affirmation and promotion of Portugal in the world as a destination of excellence for the production of international filming, together with Turismo de Portugal, I. P.;

b) To guarantee the international presence of Portugal as a privileged filming destination, together with Turismo de Portugal, I. P.;

c) To carry out, together with Turismo de Portugal, I. P., the national and international promotion of the Tourism and Cinema Support Fund and/or subsequent support lines that may succeed it, as a competitive instrument designed to attract film and audiovisual production to Portugal;

d) To define best practices and methods to support national and international producers in the field of filming;

e) To ensure coordination with all services within the scope of carrying out their tasks, namely monitoring the implementation of one-stop shop procedures, in the area of support and licensing;

f) To guarantee, in the relationship with entities in the Portuguese territory, an effective, informed and collaborative articulation, particularly with municipalities and parishes, regional tourism entities and cultural organizations;

g) To promote the creation of databases of the various technical and logistical service providers existing in the Portuguese territory, with a view to ensuring the best use of existing resources and conditions to support filming;

h) To ensure the correct identification and reporting of the practical needs and difficulties of film productions, ensuring the implementation of appropriate resolution measures;

i) To identify legislative, regulatory or inter-administrative cooperation changes that allow the simplification and standardization of administrative procedures for licensing, authorization or prior communication necessary for film production in Portugal.