Paulo Branco's Lisbon-based production company Madragoa Filmes has received two of the three latest feature film subsidies granted by the Portuguese Film Institute ICAM.
The ICAM (Instituto do Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimedia) announced the three winners of the newest bid for direct financial support to fiction feature films out of 13 submissions. The supports are worth a combined Euros 1.95m, or Euros 648,500 per project.
The three films are: Fado Filmes' Dotcom from director-producer Luis Galvao Teles (Elles); Madragoa Filmes' O Fascinio from veteran Jose Fonseca e Costa (Five Days, Five Nights); and Madragoa's Condominio Privado from director Fernando Lopes, whose O Delfim was Portugal's nominee to this year's foreign-language Oscar.
Sister company to Branco's Paris-based Gemini Films and Lisbon-based distributor Atalanta Filmes and exhibitor Medeia Millenium, the prolific Madragoa is also currently in various stages of production on the following films: Manoel de Oliveira's Um Filme Falado, Joao Cesar Monteiro's Vai E Vem, Jose Alvaro Morais' Quaresma, Luis Filipe Rocha's A Passagem Da Noite, Claudia Tomaz's Nos, Joao Canijo's Noite Escura, Catarina Ruivo's Andre Valente, and Mario Barroso's O Milagre Segundo Salome.