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Subsidies by the Institut Ramon Llull for the subtitling of audiovisual productions produced in Catalonia (2019)


Summary of the rules for the granting of subsidies as published in the DOGC (official journal of the Catalan government) on 28th December 2018

This summary document is purely for information purposes. The applicant must consult the rules and the results of the call for applications.


The purpose of these guidelines is to govern the awarding of grants for the subtitling of audiovisual productions produced in Catalonia, with the aim of encouraging and promoting Catalan film abroad.


  • The audiovisual productions 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 or done before the application is submitted.
  • Audiovisual productions are short and feature films (fiction, non-fiction and animation) and television documentary.

Audiovisual productions are short and feature films (fiction, non-fiction and animation) and television documentary.


  • Series
  • Audiovisual productions with a commercial aim
  • Audiovisual productions within a visual arts’ exhibition
  • Audiovisual productions within the academic training field


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 requirements and conditions of the rules.


One application should be submitted per audiovisual production.

The minimum amount that can be applied for feature film and television documentary is 600€; the minimum amount that can be applied for short film film is 300€;

A maximum amount of €5,000 can be applied for feature film and television documentary; a maximum amount of €1,600 can be applied for short film.

The amount awarded to each grant application can be up to 100% of the eligible expenditures established in regulation 4; the maximum amount that can be awarded is 2.500€ for feature film and television documentary and 800€ for short film.


Subtitling of the audiovisual productions: cost of translating, time coding, adapting, filing, embedding and file in any format is considered grant-supported expenditure.


The application form is available at the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull.

In case of Spanish applicants:

Legal entities must submit the application and take the other steps associated with the procedure for granting and justifying subsidies online, using the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull and the pertinent system of signatures.

Freelance individuals should preferably submit applications online, using the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull. They may also do so in person.

In the latter case, applications on paper must be submitted at:

-Post offices, using the administrative post system

-In person at the offices in Barcelona:
Institut Ramon Llull
Avinguda Diagonal, 373
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

In case of foreign applicants (non residents self-employed individuals and legal entities) requesting a grant for the first time at the Institut Ramon Llull: Certification is needed. If you do not have an accreditation, you must apply for one. The Ramon Llull Institute is responsible for generating it and send it after having verified the documentation accrediting the applicant identity.

The accreditation is valid for five years from the date of submission of documents proving the identity of the person concerned, unless there is some change.

Upon receipt of the accreditation, the applicant may apply for a grant.

If necessary, please consider the prior credentials registration deadline in order to be accredited.


The period for applications is from 1st June 2019 up to 20th June 2019, both inclusive.


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 our virtual office, or alternatively submitted in person.
To submit supporting documentation, see the guide document.


To settle any doubts regarding applications, approach: Elisabeth Piqué:

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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