Institut Ramon LLull

Grants awarded by the Institut Ramon Llull 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 7th february 2022.


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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 the cinematographic creation of Catalonia abroad.


  • The audiovisual works must be completed before submission and must be submitted within the period established in the resolution of the call.
  • The subtitling process doesn’t need to have been completed when submitting the application, but 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 won’t be considered for this call:

  • Series and each of its separate episodes, miniseries and audiovisual works for a commercial promotion purpose.
  • Audiovisual works that are part of artistic proposals in the field of visual arts.
  • Audiovisual works framed in the field of training.
  • Subtitling in Catalan or Occitan (in its Aranese variety)


The organizations elegible for this grant are 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 or legal entity that meets the following conditions:

  • It has a juridical person different from that of a company providing audiovisual communication services
  • It does not participate directly or indirectly in more than 15% of the capital stock of one or more companies providing audiovisual communication services
  • Its capital stock does not have a direct or indirect participation of more than 15% by one or more companies providing audiovisual communication services and, in the last three fiscal years, it has not invoiced more than 90% of its turnover to one and the same company providing audiovisual communication services

For the purposes of these bases, a company providing audiovisual communication services is understood to be the individual or legal entity that assumes editorial responsibility for radio or television, or for the audiovisual contents in question, transmitting them or having them transmitted by a third party.

In order to be a beneficiary of this grant it is necessary to comply with the requirements established in the bases of the call.

The following are not eligible to be beneficiaries of these subsidies:

a) Public bodies.

b) Organizing entities of festivals.

c) Applicants who have an outstanding debt with the Consortium of the Institut Ramon Llull (Institut Ramon Llull) recognized by a firm resolution of the person in charge of its management.


Only one application per audiovisual work can be submitted, regardless of the amount of subtitling requests. The maximum amount of languages that can be granted aid for each audiovisual work is three.

The minimum eligible amount per application is 300.00 euros.

The maximum eligible amount is 6,000.00 euros per feature film (fiction, documentary and animation), television documentaries and web documentaries and 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 will not be able to receive more than 9,000.00 euros per year and per grant.


Eligible expenses are those corresponding to the costs of subtitling the following audiovisual works: translation and subtitling in any format, as well as the subtitling costs of the promotional trailer for the audiovisual work.


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

a) For Spanish applicants: 

Self-employed individuals and legal entities must submit their applications through the Institut Ramon Llull online system

Spanish applicants  or foreign applicants líving in Spain who submit applications using the  virtual office must be authenticated through electronic signature Systems. 

b) In the case of foreign applicants: 

Spanish residents: Self-employed individuals and legal entities must submit their applications through the Institut Ramon Llull online system

Non-resident foreign applicants must complete the authentication process through the Accreditation Request, with a username and a password. Institut Ramon Llull is in charge of securely providing a username and a password to anyone interested after verifying their identity. After receiving these credentials, individuals may submit their grant application. 

Take into account the deadline when requesting credentials. 


The deadline for submitting applications starts on 01.03.2022 and ends on 21.03.2022

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All applications can be viewed online on the virtual office.



To settle any doubts regarding applications, approach Elisabeth Piqué:

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