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Subtitling for films, short films and documentaries

Grants awarded the Institut Ramon Llull for the subtitling of feature films, short films and documentaries produced in Catalonia 2016


Grant published at DOGC, 17 May 2016


The purpose of these guidelines is to govern the awarding of grants for the subtitling of feature films (fiction, documentaries and animated films), short films and television documentaries produced in Catalonia, with the aim of encouraging and promoting Catalan film abroad.

The feature film (fiction, documentary or animated film), short film or television documentary must be completed within the grant-call year, and must be submitted in its completed form along with the application before the deadline stipulated in the resolution opening the call for grants. The subtitling must be done in the same grant-call year but need not have been totally completed before the application is submitted.

Subtitling is taken to mean the cost of translating, time coding, adapting, filing and embedding subtitles for feature films (fiction, documentaries and animated films), short films and television documentaries in any format.

The following is not covered under these grants: 
- Series, mini-series and audiovisual productions created for advertising purposes. 
- Audiovisual productions that fall within the visual arts sphere..


This grant is open to independent audiovisual production companies that are on record in the Catalan Register of Audiovisual Companies or the Administrative Register of Audiovisual and Film Companies under the aegis of the Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), or companies that are from a Member State of the European Union or European Economic Area, have offices within Spain and are on record in the equivalent register in their home country.

To qualify as a grant beneficiary, the applicants must meet the following requirements and conditions.


1. Preferably, online through the Institut Ramon Llull online office (, applying the required electronic signature systems.
Non-resident foreign citizens submitting their applications electronically must login to the website's identification system using a user name and password. The Institut Ramon Llull undertakes to send the parties concerned a user name and password through a secure channel once the documents accrediting their identity have been verified. To apply for the user and password, please contact to Elisabeth Piqué (
2. By post or in person to: 
Institut Ramon Llull
Avinguda Diagonal, 373
08008 Barcelona (Espanya)
3. By registered post or in person at any of the locations set out in Article 38.4 of Law 30/1992, of 26 November, on the Legal Framework for Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure.


The period for submitting applications in 2016 begins on the day after the call for applications has been published in the Official Newsletter of the Generalitat de Catalunya (DOGC) and ends on July 4, 2016.


Files may be consulted electronically on the virtual office.
Any additional documents, if applicable, and supporting documents may be submitted in digitalized format through electronic means online in ourvirtual office, or alternatively submitted in person.
In case of submitting supporting documents, please read this guide.

Note: This document summary is for informational purposes only, with no legal effect whatsoever for the Institut Ramon Llull. Applicants should consult the legal rules of the call for applications.


For any question, please contact with Elisabeth Piqué:

The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
Generalitat de Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
Fundació Ramon Llull