A produção cinematográfica em Portugal no início do século XXI
: uma análise económico-financeira e legislativa

  • Patrícia Massignan (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The aim of this study is to analyse the transformation of the production of the film industry in Portugal between the years 2004 and 2019. This analysis is conducted through two perspectives: by the description and analysis of the economic-financial aspect and by mapping and reflecting on the legislative instruments published to support the production of this industry. In order to elucidate these two aspects, secondary (specific) objectives were defined, which are (1) to identify, to map, and to describe the economic activities related to film production in Portugal, and to analyse their economic and financial data (concentration rate of the sector's largest companies, territorial distribution, among others); (2) to analyse the evolution of the economic and financial indicators related to the production link in the value chain of the film industry – such as the number of companies, number of employees, personnel costs, turnover, etc.; (3) to map the legislative instruments directed towards this activity, of production, and to understand their objectives and consequences; (4) to listen to the sector, by conducting interviews, in order to reflect on the transformation of cinematography in Portugal at the beginning of the 21st century. At the end of this study, it is expected to create an analytical compilation and a reflection about the development of film production as an economic activity in Portugal during the first years of the 21st century, as well as the role played by the legislative acts aimed at that stage of the value chain.
Date of Award16 Nov 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMargarida Moreira Azevedo (Supervisor), Daniel Ribas (Co-Supervisor) & Luís Teixeira (Co-Supervisor)


  • Film industry
  • Production
  • Portugal
  • 21st century
  • Legislative instruments


  • Mestrado em Gestão de Indústrias Criativas

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