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Support for independent audiovisual production

Context summary : This study, commissioned by Telefilm,  provides a comparative analysis of approaches developed in a sample of countries, namely Australia, France, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, to support independent audiovisual production in the digital environment. The study points out that digital technologies have the effect of blurring the line between the national territory and the international market: on the one hand, because cultural content benefits from greater freedom of movement in the digital environment; on the other hand, because cultural policies conceived for and applied to an analog environment largely controlled by the state are no longer adapted to the actors and business models that are now dominant. The pressure exerted by international competition is increasing due to the double effect of the explosion in the supply of cultural content and the decrease in the effectiveness of existing cultural policies.