Funding & Training

Filmaporto has other missions beyond the typical tasks performed by a film commission. We believe that it’s important to promote and fund projects that happen in our city.

Filmaporto Funding Programme: Neves and Pascaud Grants

In 1906, Neves & Pascaud was the first business to screen films to the public in Porto. They were also responsible for opening at least four cinemas, including the important Batalha Cinema, in 1947.

António Neves was a local businessman, a symbol of our city’s vibrant industry and entrepreneurship. Edmond Pascaud was a French man who came to Porto and brought with him the film knowledge that he had acquired in Paris.

Filmaporto decided to create two grants to support film production and named them after these unique figures. Each year, through the provision of film production funding, Filmaporto will support five projects made entirely in the city.

Artists, directors and producers residing in the city of Porto can apply for the Neves grant, while the Pascaud grant is intended for artists, directors and producers who reside outside the city.

The five grants, worth €20,000 each, will be awarded, through a competition, to proposals for fiction and documentary films, series, experimental films and video essays.


We are constantly in touch with Porto’s professionals. We try to understand their needs and offer the tools to supply them.