Institut Ramon LLull

Grants for the subtitling of audiovisual works produced and/or coproduced in Catalonia


Summary of the rules for the granting of subsidies as published in the DOGC (official journal of the Catalan government) on January 13th 2023 


This summary is for informational purposes only, and not legally binding. The applicant should consult the Grant Rules and the Grant Call.  



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The purpose of this grant is to cover the expenses for the subtitling of audiovisual works produced and/or coproduced in Catalonia (by a production company based in Catalonia) to promote Catalan cinematographic creation abroad. 

Works presented must comply with the following requirements: 

  • Works presented must be finalized when submitting the application and within the period established in the announcement. The subtitling does not need to be finalized when submitting the application, yet it must be completed during the year of the call.  

Audiovisual productions considered are the following: short and feature films (fiction, non-fiction and animation), television documentaries and web documentaries. 

The following productions will not be considered for this call: 

  • Series and each of its separate episodes, miniseries and audiovisual works for a commercial promotion purpose. 
  • Audiovisual works with artistic proposals in the field of visual arts. 
  • Audiovisual works framed in the field of formation. 
  • Subtitling in Catalan or Occitan (in its Aranese variety) 
  • Audiovisual works previously granted twice through the same call. 



Those independent audiovisual production companies that are registered in the Register of Audiovisual Companies of Catalonia or in the Administrative Register of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Companies managed by the ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts) or of a member state of the European Union or associated with the European Economic Area and with an operational establishment in Spain. 

An independent audiovisual production company is defined as a natural person of legal entity that meets the conditions established in point 2.1 of the bases of this call.


Only one application per audiovisual work can be submitted, regardless of the amount of languages requested for the subtitling. 

The minimum eligible amount per application is 300.00 euros. 

The maximum eligible amount is:

  •  7,000.00 euros per feature film (fiction, documentary and animation), television documentaries and web documentaries
  • 2,000.00 euros per short film

The amount granted to each application can be up to 100% of the eligible expenditures established in regulation 5. 

The minimum amount that will be awarded per application, provided it has reached the minimum score established in base 9, will be 300.00 euros. 

A single grantee cannot receive more than 9,000.00 euros per year and per grant. 




Eligible expenses are those corresponding to the following costs: translation and subtitling in any format, including the costs for audio description (AD) and subtitling for deaf and hard-of-hearing people (SDH). Subtitles for trailers are also eligible. 

Each audiovisual work can only be granted aid for a maximum of three languages, regardless of the costs for audio description (AD) and subtitling for deaf and hard-of-hearing people (SDH). 



The application process will be available through the Institut Ramon Llull online system during the period of applications of the call.

a) Spanish applicants:

Legal persons and self-employed persons must submit their applications and complete the rest of administrative procedures (granting and economic justification) only online through the through the Institut Ramon Llull online system and the applicable signature system.

b) Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and non-resident juridical persons) who apply for the first time to a grant from Institut Ramon Llull need an accreditation. In the case they haven’t been provided one before, they need to request an accreditation.

Institut Ramon Llull will generate the certification and send it to non-resident foreign citizens securely after having verified their identification documentation. The certification will be valid for five years starting from the submission date of the documentation that certifies the identity of the interested party unless any changes arise. Once the applicant has received their certification, they may complete the grant application.

Please bear in mind the deadline for certification, where appropriate.



Deadline for submitting applications is set in the call for applications.

April 24th to May 8th 2023 




The applications should be submitted through the virtual office.



You may consult your file electronically through the virtual office.

Additional documentation, where applicable, and supporting documentation may be submitted electronically through the virtual office.



For any questions or concerns regarding applications, please contact: Elisabeth Piqué (

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