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The Brazilian National Film Agency (Ancine) decides that screening films at digital festivals does not constitute commercial release:

Considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the audiovisual sector, ANCINE Board of Directors unanimously decided on the possibility of exhibiting audiovisual cinematographic works financed by the Audiovisual Sectoral Fund (FSA) in exhibitions and festivals on digital platforms, without this screening being considered a commercial release.

In this regard, the Board of Directors emphasized the necessary requirements to exclude the characteristics of commercial release of the work and allowing the screening. Among the requirements, it is necessary to license the cinematographic work to the festival organizers free of charge, as well as to promote the exhibition of the films as part of the festival’s programming and only during its realization.