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THE STORY/A 20 years old Film Commission

READ ALSO: CRISTINA BOLLA/A record to be celebrated THE FUND/Liguria Audiovisual open call 1999-2019, twenty years of Film Commissions in Liguria. That’s quite a long time and features the longest period of continuous operation in Italy. In the beginning there was the GenovaSet Film Commission which was set up in 1999 on the initiative of the City […]

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BERLINALE 2019/EFM: more space for Italy

READ ALSO: BERLINALE 2019/The Warrior Children of Naples RAI COM/Not just Salvatores The European Film Market will open on February 7th – the fifth edition held under the guidance of Matthijs Wouter Knol, the successor of EFM founder Beki Probst since 2014. While last year’s edition opened by awarding the Berlinale Camera to the historic creator of the Berlin […]

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BERLINALE/Dafne’s skills

“Dafne”, the second work by Federico Bondi, will be presented at the Berlinale, in the Panorama section, on February 10th. The movie, produced by Vivo Film and Rai Cinema, with the support of MIBAC (the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) and the Toscana Film Commission as part of the Sensi Contemporanei Toscana Program for Cinema, stars Dafne, a young woman […]

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HI TECH/A Special Story

January 31 was the release date for “Il primo removing unwanted elements…Re” in which Matteo Rovere, the script- This was also the case for “Il Primo Re”, specifies writer, director and producer, narrates Grisi. For example, “in order to digitally extend the founding of Rome through the story of Remus (Alessandro Borghi) and Romulus (Alessio Lapice), […]

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LAZIO/International Co-Productions

LAZIO/International Co-Productions

Two movies filmed in Lazio and supported by Lazio Cinema International, the Roma Lazio Film Commission fund, have just been released in Italian theaters: “Il Primo Re” by Matteo Rovere (read the news) is distributed by 01, while Vision Distribution brought “Compromessi Sposi” by Francesco Miccichè to the big screen, an Italy-UK co-production between Camaleo, Stemo Production, Green Film, Rhino and Prisma Production. Starring […]

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LOCATIONS/News from the Italian Film Commissions

The sets of films and tv production which are being supported by the Italian Film Commission: CAMPANIA/Two Women and a Police Officer SICILY/Off Season at the Berlinale PIEDMONT/From Cinema to TV EMILIA ROMAGNA/Nossiter&Nolte in Bologna SARDINIA/Nightmare at Sea TUSCANY/Money Heist in Florence

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ADDED CONTENT/Added Value

It’s one of the five leading markets in western Europe, yet, according to the figures already available, in 2018 it may only just have cleared one hundred million ticket sales, the conventional threshold separating the big five from other territories. We’re talking about Germany which, after recording a total of about 122 million spectators in […]

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ITALY FOR MOVIES/The year of Basilicata

Matera is the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Seventy years ago the City of the “Sassi”, today a UNESCO world heritage center, was defined “a national embarrassment” by Palmiro Togliatti because of the wretched living conditions of its citizens. It was Carlo Levi, in his autobiographical novel “Christ stopped at Eboli” – which starred […]

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EFP/European Movies in the Oscars Race

This article launches the collaboration between Cinema&Video Inter- national and European Film Promotion, the international network that groups together 38 European film promotion agencies in order to represent their movies and talents at the main festivals and inter- national markets, particularly those outside Europe. Starting with the new millennium, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]

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CANNES/MIPTV celebrates French TV

France will be the Country of Honor at the upcoming edi- tion of MIPTV, the international market for entertainment content development and distribution, which takes place in Cannes, France from April 8th – 11th 2019. In September France’s promotional association for exports, TV France International, reported impressive figures for French TV programming on foreign markets in […]

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THE EVENT/The first king of Rome on the big screen

The WWF oases of Nettuno and Alviano, on the border between Umbria and Lazio, Canale Monterano and the Caldara di Manziana, Bosco del Foglino, Viterbo and Rome: these are the locations of “Il Primo Re” in which Matteo Rovere, who is also producing the movie with Grøelandia Film, tells the tale of the birth of Rome through […]

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BORDEAUX/Five Italians at Cartoon Movie

READ ALSO: MIAMI/Interest is growing in the KidScreen Summit The latest edition of Cartoon Movie, from March 5 to 7 in Bordeaux, will once again be an opportunity to take stock of the state of European animation. There will be over 60 titles – mostly in the concept or development phase – in the lineup of […]

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CAMPANIA/Two Women and a police officer

Filming has just started in Campania around Nisida, Coroglio and Piedigrotta, on “In buona compagnia” (working title) by Cristina Comencini, produced by Lumière & Co., starring Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Vincenzo Amato. This is a story about Alice, originally from Naples, who returns to her hometown in the ’90s following the death of her father. Portici and […]

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PIEDMONT/From Cinema to TV

PIEDMONT/From Cinema to TV

Three TV series and a movie were filmed in Turin and the surrounding area in December with the support of the Film Commission Torino Piedmont (FCTP). The second season of “La Strada di Casa” – a Casanova Multimedia production for Rai Fiction, “Bentornato Presidente”, an Indigo Film and Vision Distribution co-production starring Claudio Bisio and “Ognuno è perfetto”, directed by Giacomo Campiotti, produced by Viola […]

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SICILY/OFF SEASON at the Berlinale

A little bit of Sicily will be coming to the Berlinale with “Off season”, a feature film by Henning Beckhoff, produced by the German Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolff ” (producer Valeria Venturelli), which will be presented in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section. The movie was filmed around Palermo and Pollina in September and October 2018, and benefited from […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Nossiter&Nolte in Bologna

Around € 2,300,000 of the Fondo Audiovisivo Regionale- Regional Audiovisual Fund to support 41 projects: this sums up the Emilia Romagna Film Commission’s 2018 while 2019 starts with new open calls destined for national – international and local productions, for which a total of € 1,500,000 and € 600,000 have been allocated (the first window of the open […]

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SARDINIA/Nightmare at Sea

A lot of sets are being hosted in the province of Cagliari at the beginning of the year: Urzulei, Marina di Tertenia, Cagliari and Siliqua are the locations of “L’Agnello” by Mario Piredda, produced by Ivan Olgiati and Chiara Galloni for Articolture and Richard Magnien and Marie Mouchel-Blaisot for MAT Productions. Cagliari was the set for the TV show “Food Advisor-Only the best survive” directed […]

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MIAMI/Interest is growing in the KidScreen Summit

Following the 9% increase in attendance registered last year, Kidscreen Summit, which is rapidly becoming the leading world conference on the children’s entertainment business, returns to Miami from February 11 to 14 when over two thousand delegates from over 50 countries are expected. There will be four days of intense networking and professional training to understand […]

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BERLINALE 2019/The Warrior Children of Naples

A huge bonfire on which Christmas trees and old furniture have been stacked. A gang of kids shouting wildly, their faces and hairless chests smeared with blood. It is the feast of the “Cippo”, the Neapolitan Saint Anthony. An almost tribal ritual. The districts and their inhabitants are in competition with each other to see […]

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RAI COM/Not just Salvatores

RAI COM/Not just Salvatores

“Dafne”, the second work by Federico Bondi selected for the Panorama section (see article) is distributed around the world by Rai Com. The Rai sales company is present at the European Film Market with a prestigious line up that includes the new movie by Oscar-winner Gabriele Salvatores, “Volare”, a road movie starring Claudio Santamaria and […]

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THE INTERVIEW/A record to be celebrated

Years that end in a nine are always important: 2019 is certainly an important year for the Film Commission of Liguria which is celebrating its twentieth birthday. “It was a pioneering experience in Italy”, confirms Cristina Bolla, president of the Genova Liguria Film Commission, who announces: “it will be remembered during the course of the year with […]

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THE FUND/Liguria Audiovisual open call

After the first edition in 2017, in 2018 a new Open Call was approved to support audiovisual companies and projects that are filmed, at least partially, in Liguria. The second Open Call envisages 2 “calls”, one which closed on January 15 2019 and another which will be open from May 30 to June 28 2019. […]

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TRIESTE/Moving towards new formats

TRIESTE/Moving towards new formats

Confirmations and new features for the ninth edition of When East Meets West, the co-production forum directed by Alessandro Gropplero which closed on January 22nd in Trieste  BROTHERHOOD BETWEEN EAST AND WEST MOVING TOWARDS NEW FORMATS OVER TO THE JURORS

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BROTHERHOOD BETWEEN EAST WEST

“A strong and intimate portrait of a microcosm in which three young brothers have to face the absence of their father and discover their convictions.” This is the motivation with which “Brotherhood” by Francesco Montagner, produced by Czech Nutprodukce (Pavla Janousková Kubecková), together with the Italian Nefertiti Film (minority co-producer), won the Film Center Serbia Award, the main award of When […]

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OVER TO THE JURORS

The Slovakian director Peter Kerekes returned to WEMW as a juror two years after participating in the pitching session in 2016 with the winning project “Wishing on a star” (realized by Erica Barbiani’s Videomante which he co-produced with his Peter Kerekes Film together with the Austrian Mischief): “The market has grown even more in profes- sionalism and reliability”, he comments, “and I am […]

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MOVING TOWARDS NEW FORMATS

When East meets West grows every year in terms of the partnerships, the recognition of the projects and the attendance of professionals, so much so that, according to many, it has reached its right dimension. “It is the perfect size and shouldn’t grow any more because this formula allows us to meet all the participants […]

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LONDON/FOCUS on the Film Commissions

LONDON/FOCUS on the Film Commissions

Focus – the Meeting Place for International Production – the event that targets the proposals of Film Commissions from all over the world, returns for its fourth edition at Islington’s Business Design Centre in London, on December 4 and 5. This year there will be a strong participation of Italian film commissions assembled in the […]

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SET ITALIA/The Regions multiply their offer

SET ITALIA/The Regions multiply their offer

Italy is one immense movie set. Its naturalistic, landscape and architectural beauties – the country holds a position of supremacy among the 54 UNESCO World Heritage sites – have always attracted directors and producers from all over the world. Therefore, while productions have started to move towards finding locations that can balance scenic requirements with the […]

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FILIMING IN EMILIA ROMAGNA/Wings over Marzabotto

FILIMING IN EMILIA ROMAGNA/Wings over Marzabotto

READ ALSO: THE BOY AND THE DINOSAURS PALOMAR IMMERGES ITSELF IN REGGIO EMILIA THE FILM COMMISSION AND THE FUND “This is the story of Edward Enderby, an ordinary man who, like so many of his generation, was caught up in the very extraordinary events of the Second World War. He is a man who has […]

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ANIMATION/The proposal to the Film Commissions

READ ALSO: THE PôLE IMAGE MAGELIS Cartoon Italia, the National Association of Animation Producers, has launched a proposal to the Film Commissions: to work together to create at least 3 Image Centers in Italy. The proposal – put forward during a meeting in Rome organized by MIA – is part of a strategic plan for […]

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TRENDS/The year of the Documentary

READ ALSO: PRODUCTION/The sense of Tuscany for Docs A global network  of movie theaters dedicated to documentaries to strengthen and promote this theatrical genre around the world. This is the project espoused by Docxchange, the collective of documentary movie theaters: to offer support and collaboration to documentary enthusiasts in order to create places, from converted store […]

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ITALIAN MOVIES ABROAD/Italian Exhibitors suggest

ITALIAN MOVIES ABROAD/Italian Exhibitors suggest

In Italian “passaparola”, in English “word of mouth”, probably the world’s oldest marketing tool, but still highly efficient. A glimpse at the studies run by an analysis giant like Nielsen is sufficient to see that advice from a trusted acquaintance is an insuperable means of persuasion. So why not also apply this method as an […]

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LOCATIONS/News from the Italian Film Commissions

The sets of films and tv production which are being supported by the Italian Film Commission: TUSCANY TRENTINO EMILIA SOUTH TYROL APULIA PIEDEMONT

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CINEMA&PUBLIC/Windows, a new wind for theaters

CINEMA&PUBLIC/Windows, a new wind for theaters

All is not lost: for Italian movie theaters which, for the second consecutive year, have recorded a net loss in audiences (in the month of November the drop was around 9%), there is a possibility of climbing back. The news that is definitely putting the smile back on the faces of exhibitors, the protagonists of the […]

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JONATHAN WOLF/To produce is to take risks

According to the director, Jonathan Wolf, a large part of the strategy of the American Film Market, which has ended at the Loewes Hotel in Santa Monica on November 7, is to maximize and safeguard the business risk of producers. Following this line, every year the AFM makes small but significant changes: for example, the second […]

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PIEDEMONT/A green set in the Egyptian Museum

PIEDEMONT/A green set in the Egyptian Museum

“Berni e il giovane faraone-Berni and the young pharaoh”, by Marco Chiarini is an exquisitely Piedmontese product: firstly because it was filmed entirely in Turin, mainly inside the Egyptian Museum, between October and November. It is a kind of fairy tale about the reawakening of the young mummy-pharaoh, Ramses known as Ram, and his friendship […]

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APULIA/The CIAK and the CIRCE projects

The Apulia Film Commission heads two important international cooperation projects launched in April this year which end in 2020: CIAK, with the participation of Italy and Greece, the objective of which is to promote the areas involved through transnational initiatives linked to the cinema and audiovisual sector, and CIRCE, which tackles a challenge common to […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/2018, an excellent vintage

EMILIA ROMAGNA/2018, an excellent vintage

The second half of 2018 brought 20 new projects to Emilia Romagna supported by the contribution of the Fondo per l’Audiovisivo Regionale [Regional Audiovisual Fund], which allocated a total of € 1,150,000 for international, national and regional productions. Reality cinema plays a significant role with 9 documentaries near completion including “Valentin, son of Europe” about […]

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SOUTH TYROL/Local Talents

SOUTH TYROL/Local Talents

“Have Faith” directed by Giorgio Pasotti was filmed mid October in South Tyrol. This is the first drama movie produced by the region’s Greif Produktion: an Italian remake of the famous Danish picture “Adam’s Apples” by Anders Thomas Jensen. The main locations of the film are Englar Castle in Appiano as well as the Plateau […]

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TRENTINO/6 Mini Pets in Trento

TRENTINO/6 Mini Pets in Trento

“Mini Pets – The four seasons” is the new animation film produced by Gruppo Alcuni. It is the fourth animation project supported by the Trentino Film Commission’s Film Fund which is now collaborating with a big Italian name in order to incentivize sector employment and develop the animation industry in the region. In addition to […]

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TUSCANY/A taste of the Orient

TUSCANY/A taste of the Orient

There is a taste of the Orient on Tuscan sets: the fall has brought one Indian and two Chinese productions. The feature movie “Amour” is – nomen omen – a love story produced by India’s UV Creations,with the executive production service by Odu Movies of Lucca, set at the end of the 90s in Tuscany […]

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PRODUCTION/The sense of Tuscany for Docs

 15 documentaries linked to Tuscany: the projects have been selected as part of the Open Call in support of documentary production organized by the Programma Sensi Contemporanei Toscana per il Cinema, with funding of € 207,000. The announcement was made by the Toscana Film Commission during the 59th edition of the Festival dei Popoli, the historic […]

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THE NEW INTERNATIONALIZATION FUNDS

The endowment of the Internationalization Funds amounts to € 2.8 million for 2018 which is divided into five open calls:  Distribution contributions (€ 1.2 million), for the distribution in movie theaters of Italian films in Asean countries, in South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, in Ibermedia Program countries, in Australia, Canada, Israel, Russia, […]

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THE PôLE IMAGE MAGELIS

While cartoons have transformed Angoulême into a city that is famous all over the world thanks to the festival that has been held every year in January since 1974, it is the moving images, in their various versions, that have made it a rich and vital place all year round. The aspect that has played […]

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THE BOY AND THE DINOSAURS

All the on-site inspections are complete. The locations identified. Filming begins in February. Massimo Monachini, Paco Cinematografica’s production delegate, is visibly satisfied with the work done both in relation to the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission [ERFC], as well as the locations they will be filming in and what will be seen in the movie «Mio fratello rincorre […]

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THE PROJECT/Palomar immerses itself into Reggio Emilia

Nicola Serra, the general director of Palomar, tells us about the long and wonderful series of coincidences related to the Emilian “adventure” in which they have recently become involved. Giorgio Diritti’s movie «Volevo nascondermi» which was almost entirely filmed in the region, the discovery of the Tecnopolo of Reggio Emilia and making it their local […]

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THE FILM COMMISSION AND THE FUND

THE FILM COMMISSION AND THE FUND

2018 has been a very satisfying year for the Emilia Romagna Film Commission: it has hosted 9 production companies in the region for scouting activities and some of them have followed up on their on-site visits by turning the locations proposed into sets. The Emilia-Romagna Region has taken the political decision to structure the Film […]

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RAI COM/Between Ferrante and Eco

It’s particularly interesting offering of television products this year from Rai Com, the Italian public broadcaster’s division for trading in content rights that is presenting a full-bodied line-up at Mipcom led by two titles: “My brilliant friend” and “The name of the rose”. The TV series “The Name of the Rose” (50 million copies of Umberto Eco’s […]

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MONDO TV/Welcome Live Action

Mondo TV S.p.a. is an Italian company that has been producing cartoons for kids for over thirty years. This year it launched its first live action project in Italy, “Heidi Bienvenida”, a TV series with international scope from the subsidiary Mondo TV Iberoamerica by the Argentinian writer Marcela Citterio and Javier Francia of Alianzas Producciones. The […]

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MIPCOM/Great Stories from China

Read also: RAI RAGAZZI/A panel on the role of the Public Service A record number of screenings (with the exciting presence of stars like Ben Stiller through CBS-Showtime for ‘Escape at Donnamora’, Alvaro Morte, the protagonist of ‘The Paper House’ who stars in the new ‘The Pier’, Colman Domingo, from AMC’s global hit drama ‘Fear […]

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CARTOON ITALIA/Supporting animation for 20 years

This year Cartoon Italia, the National Association of Animation Producers, celebrates twenty years of activity, making its contribution, particularly in recent years, to institutional tables for the new law on Cinema and Audiovisuals passed by the Mibact (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) in 2017. The association, that groups together around twenty […]

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CAMPANIA/The biggest set in Europe

CAMPANIA/The biggest set in Europe

The biggest set in Europe is in Campania, in Marcianise, in the province of Caserta: it is the set created for “My brilliant friend”, the TV series directed by Saverio Costanzo based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante. This is how it has been defined by Lorenzo Mieli who produced the series […]

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SET ITALIA/Italy for Movies

This is how we imagine them: foreign tourists wandering around the streets of our small towns and cities stopping to admire buildings, squares and churches that would never have attracted their and our attention if a director hadn’t immortalized them in the frame of some film. They arrive in big and small groups, the nationality of […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Why culture is a Business

Read also: ERVET STUDY/Cinema drives the growth of the creative industries “The last legislature’s culture budget – €17.5 million – is equivalent to the cost of 700 linear meters of  motorway”. This astonishing yet effective parallel was drawn a few years ago by Massimo Mezzetti, the councilor responsible for culture, youth policies and legal policies for […]

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TVOD/Traveling on the small and big Screen

An entertainment marketplace which has films are at its center and from which all the experiences the viewer associates before and after watching them emanate, combining the physical with the digital. This is the proposal of Chili, the Italian TVOD platform which started in 2012 as a system of hiring and selling films and has today become […]

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THE BEL PAESE/From Russia with Love

Almost ten thousand kilometres separate the Cinema Aurora of Saint Petersburg and the Ussuri of Vladivostock, with a time lag of seven hours. In the first case we are in Europe, a stone’s throw from Finland and Estonia, whilst in the second we’re in Asia: a two-hour flight brings you to Beijing or Pyonyang, whilst […]

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TUSCANY/The Medici are back

Shooting begins mid October in Volterra on “Medici”, the international series produced by Lux Vide: this third season, directed by Canadian Christian Duguay, recounts the historic period related to the conflict between Florence and Pope Sixtus IV (1478- 1480) during which Lorenzo the Magnificent reinforced his internal and international prestige, splitting the anti-Florentine coalition and keeping […]

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RAI RAGAZZI/A Panel on the role of the Public Service

Public broadcasters play a crucial role in ensuring the vitality of the kids’ content industry. This fact is well-known by Italian animation producers who, until the approval of the new Cinema Law last year, could only count on funding from Rai of around € 15 million a year, in accordance with the service contract with the […]

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ERVET STUDY/Cinema drives the growth of the Creative Industries

In recent years cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Emilia-Romagna have registered an anticyclical trend, achieving an increase of 3.5% in employment compared to a regional average of +0.4%. The greatest boost was from 2015 to 2017, with a percent- age increase in employment of + 5%. This ex- pansion was driven by entertainment, within which […]

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LOCATIONS/News from the Italian Film Commissions

The sets of films and tv production which are being supported by the Italian Film Commission: A Road Movie from Trentino to Campania to Puglia LAZIO EMILIA ROMAGNA FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA LIGURIA MARCHE CAMPANIA PIEDMONT SOUTH TYROL BASILICATA  

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ROAD MOVIE/From Trentino to Campania and Puglia

Filming on “Il Ladro di Giorni” by Guido Lombardi, former winner of the Premio Venice – Lion of the Future “Luigi De Laurentiis” debut work award in 2011 for “Là-bas – A criminal education” has crossed the whole peninsula with the assistance of three film commissions (Trentino, Campania and Puglia). Filming began at the end […]

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PUGLIA/Netflix in Taranto

After Tuscany and Lazio the Netflix mega-production “Six Underground”, directed by Michael Bay and starring Ryan Reynolds, also landed in Taranto, Puglia, at the end of September. And, almost at the same time, another four production sets supported by the Apulia Film Commission started working in Puglia. Filming has recently ended in Bari, Monopoli and […]

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LAZIO/Filming starts for Paskalievic

Filming will begin on October 29th in Lazio (Campagnano, Lago di Vico and the province of Viterbo) on “Je m’appele Mohammed” by Goran Paskalievic, starring Donatella Finocchiaro, about the story of an unaccompanied foreign minor. It is a co-production between Serbia (Novafilm), Macedonia (Sektor Film), France (Rosebud) and Italy (Cinemusa, in collaboration with Simona Banchi […]

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FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA/Sauris is Paradise

Filming comes to an end on October 20th in Trieste on “La Porta Rossa”, the 12 part series for Rai 2 with Lino Guanciale and Gabriella Pession produced by Vela Film with Rai Fiction. Shooting on another 12 part series for Rai Due, “Volevo fare la rockstar”, with Giuseppe Battiston and Valentina Bellè will instead […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/From Bologna in Rome

The short animation “Mani Rosse” by Francesco Filippi, produced by Michele Fasano’s Sattva Films and realized with the support of the Fondo per l’Audiovisivo dell’Emilia Romagna [Audiovisual Fund] will be presented in Alice nella città, the Rome Film Fest’s section dedicated to young generations and families. Moreover a panel at MIA – Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo […]

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BASILICATA/Venezia among the Sassi

Matera and Metaponto are the locations of the new drama with the working title of “Le avventure di Imma”, based on the novels by the Lucanian writer Mariolina Venezia. The six part series will be aired in the prime time slot on Raiuno in 2019. It is produced by Itv movie, directed by Francesco Amato, […]

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CAMPANIA/Bollywood and Siani

In addition to “Il Ladro di Giorni” (which it hosted from September 13th to 25th, see news ), Campania is ‘sharing’ with Basilicata the set of the Indian action movie “Project 62” by Siddharth Anand produced by La Pvt Yash Raj Films, which has chosen Positano and the Amalfi Coast as a location, in the […]

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LIGURIA/In 1100 with Pasolini

Savona, Noli (the Castle of Monte Ursino and Nemo’s Garden), Varigotti, Finalborgo and Cervo were the locations, from September 9th to 13th, for the NBC TV program “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” produced by Litton Entertainment USA, in which the presenter also tries his hand in the kitchen along with food blogger Enrica Monzani of […]

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SOUTH TYROL/RACCONTI #7 Script Lab

The first residential workshop in South Tyrol of RACCONTI#7, the Script Lab organized every year by the IDM Film Fund & Commission to develop screenplays for TV series and the web came to an end on October 6th. Out of the 11 Italian and international authors selected, 7 worked inside the “Digital Think Tank” program […]

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PIEDMONT/Savoia in Rome

The documentary “Flavioh, tributo a Flavio Bucci” by Riccardo Zinna – produced by Cargo Film in association with Piedmont’s Indyca Film – will be at the Rome Film Fest in the Omaggi section: the film received production support from the Film Commission Torino Piedmont [FCTP]- Piemonte Doc Film Fund in July 2017. Another documentary supported […]

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MARCHE/La Banda grossi, Kikstarter star

MARCHE/La Banda grossi, Kikstarter star

“La Banda grossi” by Claudio Ripalti, the period film entirely shot in the Marche region, was produced by Cinestudio and backed by MiBAC, Regione Marche Fondi POR-FESR 2014-20 and Fondazione Marche Cultura – Marche Film Commission. It benefit also of 72.000 euros collected through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. 

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MIA/A Showcase and a Laboratory

MIA/A Showcase and a Laboratory

MIA-Mercato Internazionale dell’Audiovisivo, is an independent yet parallel event held in the city of Rome which, towards the end of October, is enlivened by two theatrical events of international importance, MIA(17-21) and the Festa del Cinema (18-28), joined this year by the brand new Videocittà (19-28). Now in its fourth edition, the still youthful MIA […]

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TIRANA/Great expectation for the Balkan Days

TIRANA/Great expectation for the Balkan Days

The second edition of the Balkan Film Market[BFM] will take place in Tirana, from October 3rd to 7th. The event brings together audio-visual professionals from European and Balkan countries to share stories, foster professional relations and strengthen the marketing efforts of local productions. BFM’s ultimate goal is to boost co-production and distribution in this rich […]

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SANTA MONICA/New format for LocationEXPO

SANTA MONICA/New format for LocationEXPO

“AFM’s LocationEXPO is now the home for film commissions and production facilities to connect with the world’s producers and its new four-day format and location have been welcomed by all. We’re looking forward to hearing about the new films that will be greenlit from the billions in production incentives that are available from the LocationEXPO […]

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VENICE 75/Beyond Borders

VENICE 75/Beyond Borders

Read also: RAI COM AT LIDO MEDIA EVENTS Following last year’s successful debut,Venice Virtual Reality, is expanding – it will continue for the duration of the Festival and will be opened up to  the public – and becoming increasingly intertwined with Biennale College, a complementary initiative in the work of discovering and supporting young talents. This […]

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VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE/From the Factory to the Competition

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE/From the Factory to the Competition

The Venice Production Bridge will open on 31st August. This is the market area of the Venice Film Festival with the Venice Gap-Financing Market and its 46 projects looking for funds for the last stages of development and funding. In the meantime, in the Venezia 75 Competition, we find Mexico’s “The Accused” by Gonzalo Tobal, which […]

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CAMPANIA/The Island of Utopia

CAMPANIA/The Island of Utopia

Read also: CAMPANIA/Look out for the Gorilla Once again this year the Lido will witness the peaceful invasion of the creativity of Campania which, repeating last year’s brilliant performance, is represented in eight movies placed in the various sections inside and outside the Festival. In Orizzonti-Horizons we have “Un giorno all’improvviso” by Ciro D’Emilio, “Camorra”, […]

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TRENTINO/Green Light

READ ALSO: T-GREEN FILM/How it works and why the world is talking about it T-Green Film is the rating system launched by the Trentino Film Commission for environmentally sustainable theatrical productions. Operational since February 2017, it has been an instant success: out of the total of 8 features granted a contribution by the Regional Fund in […]

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MAGNITUDO AT THE FESTIVAL

MAGNITUDO AT THE FESTIVAL

This year at the Lido there will be an excellent presence of great art at the cinema. It will cross through the Official Competition with “Van Gogh – At Eternity’s Gate” by Julian Schnabel with Willem Dafoe, it will slip in as a thriller in “Una storia senza nome”, the film by Roberto Andò Out of Competition which […]

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LOCATIONS/The Italian Film Commissions in Venice

Italian films supported by the Italian Film Commission which we will be seeing in Venice: VALLÉE D’AOSTE/Aida at the Lido EMILIA ROMAGNA/We’ll be young and beautiful at the SIC LAZIO/Five movies at the Festival PUGLIA/Mezzapesa at Venice Days

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LOCATIONS 2/News from the Italian Film Commissions

The productions which are shooting in Italy with the support of the Italian Film Commissions: TUSCANY/Leonardo, 500 years after FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA/Salvatores returns SOUTH TYROL/PLACES#7 CAMPANIA/Look out for the Gorilla CALABRIA/Mainetti in Sila LIGURIA/Jennifer Aniston for Netflix

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RAI COM AT THE LIDO

The world sales of “the stolen Caravaggio” by Roberto Andò in the Official Selection – Out of Competition are handled by Rai Com together with “arrivederci saigon” by Wilma Labate (Official Selection – Out of Competition Sconfini) as well as “We’ll be young and beautiful” by Letizia Lamartire (Official selection – debut work in competition at Critics […]

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MEDIA EVENTS

FRIDAY 31 AUGUST 5:30pm MEDIA aperitivo “Meet the European industry” initiative of Creative Europe desks Italy and Germany – Hotel Excelsior (event by invitation)   SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2:30 > 4:00pm the European Commission meets the italian audiovisual industry panelists: Roberto Viola, director general of DG Connect at the European Commission, MEP Silvia Costa, rapporteur for […]

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T-GREEN FILM/How it works and why the world is talking about it

T-GREEN FILM/How it works and why the world is talking about it

How does T- Green Film work? When compiling the application form productions that intend to adopt the rating system decide how many “green” points (which will go towards raising the overall evaluation and thus the contribution received) they aim to obtain on a list of actions: from energy savings in the consumption of electricity and in […]

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TUSCANY/Leonardo,500 years later

Shooting started on August 22nd in Florence on the Netflix produced action thriller “Six Underground”, directed by Michael Bay and starring Ray Reynolds. 450 people will be involved in the shooting which will last for six weeks, and will include the whole historical center of Florence, the banks of the river Arno – ‘Lungarni’ – […]

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VALLÉE D’AOSTE/Aida at the Lido

After a stopover in August at the Cervino CineMountain International Film Festival, “Aida”, the short by Mattia Temponi, will be screened at the Venice Film Festival in the Veneto Region’s area. The film traces a collective fresco of Italy on 2nd June 1946, starting with the intimate working class story of Aida. It is produced […]

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FVG/Salvatores returns

“L’indesiderato”, the movie by Enrico Lando featuring Aldo Baglio (from the trio Aldo Giovanni e Giacomo) and Angela Finocchiaro, produced by Adigi Due was filmed in Tarvisio from 30th July to 10th August. And another two productions for cinema and television that benefit from the support of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission are setting off (on […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/We’llbe young and beautiful at the SIC

“We’ll be young and beautiful” by Letizia Lamartire, which will be representing Italy at the International Critics’ Week (SIC) in Venice, was filmed in Ferrara and Comacchio with the contribution of the Emilia Romagna Regional Audiovisual Fund. The Emilia Romagna Film Commission also supported “Zen in the ice rift”, one of the three Biennale College […]

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SOUTH TYROL/PLACES#7

This year the Val Venosta is the protagonist of PLACES #7, the location tour organized by the IDM Film Fund & Commission from 10th to 12th October 2018. Producers, directors, location scouts, general organizers and production managers from Italy, Germany and Austria will be able to send in their applications soon. For centuries this land has […]

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LAZIO/Five movies at the Festival

LAZIO/Five movies at the Festival

Five films supported by the Roma Lazio Film Commission will be presented in the various sections of the Venice Film Festival: in Orizzonti- Horizons we find the terrible story of Stefano Cucchi (“On my skin” by Alessio Cremonini with Jasmine Trinca and Alessandro Borghi, a Cinemaundici, Lucky Red, Netflix production) and “The Prophecy of the […]

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CAMPANIA/Look out for the Gorilla

Filming is underway in Salerno on “The King” directed by Luca Miniero and produced by Wildside. The movie tells the story of Lorenzo and Emma, a separated couple preparing to divorce. They are both lawyers but while Emma is a brilliant professional who wins every case, Lorenzo even has trouble finding clients until he discovers […]

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CALABRIA/Mainetti in Sila

One year after the filming of the international television series “Trust” directed by Danny Boyle, the Parco Nazionale della Sila [La Sila National Park] is once again the protagonist of the new feature film from Gabriele Mainetti, “Freaks Out”, set in 1943 starring Claudio Santamaria, produced by Lucky Red and Goon Films with Rai Cinema, […]

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PUGLIA/Mezzapesa at Venice Days

The world premiere of “Il Bene mio”, the second feature movie by Pippo Mezzapesa starring Sergio Rubini in the role of Elia, the last inhabitant of the ghost town of Provvidenza, will be held at the 15th edition of the Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) as a Special Event Out of Competition. It is about […]

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LIGURIA/Jennifer Aniston for Netflix

At the end of July Santa Margherita Ligure and the gulf of Tigullio hosted the filming of the black comedy “Murder Mystery”, produced by Netflix and starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler as a New York cop and his wife who find themselves the prime suspects in the homicide of an old millionaire while on […]

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SPECIAL/Puglia, local and international

READ ALSO: APULIA FILM FUND/Rewarding international co-productions RESEARCH/Cinema Effect THE STORY/Twenty years later   The new Puglia Region and Apulia Film Commission [AFC] Film Fund 2018-2020 will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival with an event inside the Producers Network. A fund which the AFC’s director, Antonio Parente, defines as being “more robust and […]

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CANNES 2018/Italian Women

Five feature length movies, two shorts and some co-productions will represent Italy on La Croisette. A distinctive female presence that bears the Rai Cinema brand

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MEDIA/Creative Europe on La Croisette

This year, the EU’s Creative Europe MEDIA organises a series of debates and showcases from Thursday 10 May until Wednesday 16 May, on various topics such as collaboration strategies to increase audiences, financing, co-production, distribution and talent development. The European Film Forum (EFF) will take place on Monday 14 May from 15:00-17:30 at Salon des […]

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MARCHE/Talent and Landscape

The Marche region has not appeared on La Croisette since “The Son’s Room” by Nanni Moretti – Palme d’Or at the 54th Cannes Film Festival in 2001. This year it is present twice: there is the short “Così in terra”, directed by Pier Lorenzo Pisano which will be screened in the Cinéfondation section dedicated to […]

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SOUTH TYROL/Science fiction, but only in Cannes

The central position occupied by audiovisuals in the “intelligent specialization” of the region’s creative economy

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ITALIAN CINEMA ABROAD/If the star is Raffaello

ITALIAN CINEMA ABROAD/If the star is Raffaello

A survey carried out by MEDIA Salles in 20 countries shows that art documentaries appear among the Italian films that are most successful in movie theaters.  And there is a distributor from Central Europe that is constructing a “season” with titles by leading Italian artists…

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LOCATIONS/News

News from the Italian film commissions: Film Commission  Regione Campania, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Genova Liguria Film Commission, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Toscana Film Commission, Trentino Film Commission

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CAMPANIA/Castel Volturno at Cannes

Campania returns to the Cannes Film Festival with Matteo Garrone and his “Dogman” filmed almost entirely in Castel Volturno with the contribution of the Regional Government of Campania (POC Fund 2014-2020). In the meantime, filming has started in the region on the fourth season of the series “Gomorra” as well as “Il Campione”, the debut […]

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TUSCANY/ Craftsmen portrayed by Torrini

“Volterra” is the title (as well as the set) of the film, produced by No Sugar Film, from the Polish director Jacek Borcuh which tells the story of the Nobel prize winning Polish poetess Maria Linde (Krystyna Janda) who is celebrating her 65th birthday in the small Tuscan town together with her friends and family. […]

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TRENTINO/ Animation on La Croisette

TRENTINO/ Animation on La Croisette

The snowcapped mountains of the Trentino Dolomites will come to the French Riviera with the special out of competition screening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” by Ron Howard, the second spin-off from the “Star Wars” saga bearing the Disney brand. We will also find a piece of Trentino at the Quinzane des Realisateurs, with […]

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FVG/Montalbano plays away

The most famous Sicilian police inspector in the world has also arrived in Friuli Venezia Giulia: Cividale del Friuli and Venzone were the sets, at the end of April, of an episode of the celebrated television series “Inspector Montalbano” (“L’Altro capo del Filo”, based on the novel by Camilleri), directed by Alberto Sironi and starring […]

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LIGURIA/The Cinque Terre in VR

Filming began in the second half of April at the Cinque Terre on the VR project produced by the Canadian production company BMAD of Montreal. This is not a movie or a documentary, but a virtual reality “experience” realized by BMAD, one of the leaders in the sector of virtual reality products and experiences, using […]

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PIEDMONT/News stories with a touch of drama

Filming is in progress in Turin and the neighboring area on “Il mondo sulle spalle” by Nicola Campiotti, produced by Picomedia. The set of some episodes of “Il terzo indizio-The third clue” by Fabrizio Portalupi, the Italian Rete 4 show that dramatizes famous news stories will also be active from March until next September. It […]

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THE STORY/Twenty years later

THE STORY/Twenty years later

The friendship between a professor at the university of Bari and a brilliant killer who, in order to repay a favor, offers to kill someone ‘inconvenient’ for him, an enemy that somehow does not seem to exist: “Il Nemico che ti vuole bene” is a black comedy by Swiss director Denis Rabaglia, a co-production between […]

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RESEARCH/Cinema Effect

RESEARCH/Cinema Effect

2017 registered an extremely positive trend for cinema and audiovisuals made in Puglia. Forty-three projects were financed, more than double compared to the previous year, for a total funding of € 4,109,043 that it is expected will generate direct expenditure in the region of € 11.6 million. The beneficiary productions estimate that 695 working days […]

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APULIA AFILM FUND/Rewarding international co-productions

APULIA AFILM FUND/Rewarding international co-productions

The new Apulia Film Fund will have an allocation of € 10 million for the three year period 2018/2020 The Fund accepts all audiovisual product projects (dramas, documentaries, shorts, animations, formats) with a minimum threshold of work carried out in Puglia (6 days for all of them, except formats and shorts – 2 days), and […]

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MIPTV&CANNESERIES/Market, Creativity and Glamour

  Read also: CANNESERIES/Italy in competition with “Il Cacciatore” SCENARIOS/Rai Fiction at CanneSeries with the best of international Tv Series   Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division, defines it as “the biggest week in global television”. So Cannes is preparing for a special edition of MIPTV which, this year, will be held from 9th […]

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TUSCANY/Medici, masters of talent

Read also: ROBERTO CICUTTO/An innovative model from Tuscany MANIFATTURE DIGITALI CINEMA/An ambitious project PISA/The Medicis Villas in an interactive documentary They are tailors, designers, dyers, goldsmiths; hat and glove makers, leather craftsmen; they come from various regions of Italy, some are resident in Tuscany, some come from Russia, from Burkina Faso, from Nigeria, from Peru, […]

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FOCUS/London eyes Italy

Focus is growing in terms of the numbers and the satisfaction expressed by the participants and is looking towards Italy that ranks third as a place of interest to members of the trade in terms of services and locations for setting productions. This is attested by a survey carried out by Fusion Insight and Strategy, an […]

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CARTOON MOVIE/From books to animation cinema

“The bear famous  invasion of Sicily” by Lorenzo Mattotti, produced by France’s Prima Linea and Indigo Films (“The Great Beauty”), was the movie that attracted the highest number of buyers at the last Cartoon Movie held in Bordeaux from 7th to 9th March, the annual event aimed at boosting the production and distribution of feature […]

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VIRTUAL REALITY ON DISPLAY/Cartoons on the Bay

The latest edition of Cartoons on the Bay, the international animation and children’s television festival organized by Rai Com, will take place in Turin from 12th to 14th April. “For the second year” says Roberto Nepote, president of Rai Com, “Turin will become the capital of animation, transforming itself into a laboratory that is attentive […]

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BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL BOZEN/The Shape of Sound

The theremin is a very particular electronic musical instrument where there is no physical contact with the player as it translates the vibrations that are in the air into music. A theremin concert has been announced at the next Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (BFFB), scheduled to be held in the capital of the Alto Adige in […]

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LOCATIONS/Film Commissions&Sets

News from the Italian and European Film Commissions: Tenerife, Emilia Romagna, South Tyrol, Calabria, Campania,  Puglia, Liguria  

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THE COMMENT/An innovative model from Tuscany

The Tuscan experience, especially in Prato, of bringing local industrial identities (textiles manufacturing) together with the expertise of the Film Commission, the local entity, through the services of the ‘cineport’, the Regional government’s operational umbrella offering training and development, all at the service of cinema, constitutes the most concrete and successful example of how in […]

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MANIFATTURE DIGITALI CINEMA/An ambitiuos project

The “Bottega-Workshop” is the first concrete result of Manifatture Digitali Cinema, the three year program co-planned with Sensi Contemporanei, the experimental program from the Agenzia per la coesione territoriale [Agency for regional cohesion] of the MiBACT [Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism] (with an investment of € 550,000 from the Fondo Sviluppo […]

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PISA/The Medici villas in an interactive documentary

As the “Renaissance Costumes” course by the Bottega di Alta Specializzazione ended in Prato, the first course at the Pisa center of Manifatture Digitali Cinema was announced. Next May the Bottega di Alta Specializzazione di Manifatture Digitali Cinema Pisa will be launched entitled Narrazione interattiva e Filmmaking [Interactive Narration and Filmmaking] (RGB+D). I-Doc Medici (2nd May […]

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TENERIFE/A Holiday with Friends

In 21st March shooting ended in Tenerife on the German television film “A Holiday with Friends”: a romantic comedy about two couples of friends and their respective children who rediscover the value of love and friendship during a holiday on the Spanish island. It is produced by Bavaria Fiction, Degeto and ARD channel with the […]

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PUGLIA/At Hot Docs against petroleum

“Vento di soave”, the documentary by the director and sociologist from Puglia, Corrado Punzi, has been selected for competition at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, the most influential documentary festival in North America, scheduled to be held in the Canadian city this year from 26th April to 6th May. The film, […]

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SOUTH TYROL/Rewarding local productions

14 projects obtained funding from the South Tyrol’s IDM Film Fund & Commission in the first call of 2018. € 400,000 went to “Honey in the head” (working title), a comedy drama from Germany’s Til Schweiger, the probable stars of which should include Matt Dillon and Nick Nolte, and whose production partners feature Berlin’s Barefoot […]

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CAMPANIA/At work for Elena Ferrante

Filming is currently in progress in Caserta on “My Brilliant Friend”, the eight episode TV series directed by Saverio Costanzo based on the bestsellers by Elena Ferrante. The impressive work of reconstructing the Rione Luzzatti quarter saw the involvement of a technical crew of 150 people which managed to create 20,000 square meters in over […]

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CALABRIA/Solaria ghost and gangster stories

Filming took place in March on the snowy Sila mountains of Cosenza on “White Flowers”, the second feature length film by directing duo Marco De Angelis and Antonio Di Trapani produced by Solaria Film (with Rai Cinema) and supported by the Calabria Film Commission. The locations include the Villaggio Mancuso, Lake Cecita, Camigliatello, Cerchiara, Cosenza, […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Avati, Banderas, then Nyon

Read also THE REGGIO EMILIA TECNOPOLO/Palomar returns to its origins From April the provinces of Parma and Ferrara will be hosting the new Sky series “Floating Coffins” which marks Pupi Avati’s return to the horror genre with a story inspired by an item of news. Produced by DueA with the support of the Emilia Romagna […]

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LIGURIA/Rose McGowan in Genoa

A the beginning of March Genoa was also the set of the docu-series “Citizen Rose”, produced by Bunim/ Murray Productions, starring Rose McGowan, the actress who was one of the rst people to make allegations against Harvey Weinstein and was one of the initiators of the #MeToo movement.  

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THE REGGIO EMILIA TECNOPOLO/Palomar returns to its origins

Palomar, the famous production company (“Montalbano”, “Braccialetti rossi” and, for the cinema, “Leopardi”), is moving its activities to Emilia Romagna and settling into the Tecnopolo of Reggio Emilia created as a result of the conversion of the former Reggiane industrial complex. The group will start operations in May by launching the set of “Volevo nascondermi” […]

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SCENARIOS/Rai Fiction at CanneSeries with the best of international Tv Series

Rai Fiction’s “Il Cacciatore” [The Hunter] follows a strategic line where innovation runs through the stories, characters and language. The target audience of “Il cacciatore” is that of Raidue. A product that ts into Rai Fiction’s fan-shaped strategy which works over the three generalist networks, thus offering an opportunity to aim for viewers that are […]

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CANNESERIES/Italy in competition with “Il Cacciatore”

“Il Cacciatore” [ The Hunter] is the only Italian TV series in competition at CanneSeries, the new television series festival directed by Benoît Louvet which will open on 4th April with the premiere of “Versailles 3” and end on 11th April with the live broadcast of the award ceremony on Canal +. “To be one of […]

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LU.CA./Two regions, one vision

The Film Commissions of Calabria and Basilicata have set up a collaboration agreement for the implementation of joint audiovisual projects

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FC VALLÉE D’AOSTE IS ON TRACK AGAIN

Read also: FILMING IN VALLE D’AOSTA/Locations beyond time TRAINING/A Laboratory that crosses borders The Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste is on track again. “We have put ourselves back on the market, since last November we have been working at breakneck speed”. After the structure underwent a few months of stalemate (since last October it has had un […]

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BERLINALE 2018/The second time for Bispuri

Read also: THE MARKET/EFM is 30 years old NAPLES IN THE HAPPY PRINCE The 68th Berlinale will open on 15 February with an animation film for the very first time: the world premiere of “Isle of Dogs”, a film which, according to the Festival’s director Dieter Kosslick, “will capture the audience’s heart with the charm […]

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MIPTV/A Series week

The biggest week in TV which will gather together the whole eco-system, from the concept to the audience, within a con- text that is rich in creative glamor and opportunities”: this, in the words of Laurine Garaude, director of the TV Division of Reed Midem, is what we can expect from the next edition of Miptv […]

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WEMW/The pathway of Stories

Increasingly connected to the region and even more international: the eighth edition of the Co-production Forum
held in Trieste last January remains faithful to its vocation: the training and development of young talents

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THE MEDIA SALLES ANALYSES/Scent of London

With four Oscar nominations, “Call me by your name” by Luca Guadagnino continues its extraordinary round of screenings in half the movie theaters in the world. It was released in the United Kingdom at the end of October and is still playing on the big screen in the theatrical heart of the capital

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LOCATIONS/News from the Italian Film Commissions

News from Emilia Romagna, Alto Adige/South Tyrol, Campania and Tuscany

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THE MARKET/EFM is 30 years old

 It will be a special edition of the European Film Market which is thirty years old this year and will o cially blow out the candles on 16 February with an event at the Martin Gropius Bau cinema, the main location of the market. A celebration that aims to pay tribute to the president […]

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NAPLES IN THE HAPPY PRINCE

Naples is the cameo in “The Happy Prince”, the movie about the life of Oscar Wilde starring and directed by Rupert Everett which will be presented at the Berlinale in the Berlinale Special Gala section. The scenes of the movie which cover Wilde’s visit with his partner, Douglas, in the last years of his life, […]

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FILMING IN VALLE D'AOSTA/Locations beyond time

FILMING IN VALLE D’AOSTA/Locations beyond time

  A location beyond time and any geographically specified space”. This is how we will see the Valle d’Aosta in “Sui generi” the new TV series by Maccio Capatonda for Sky. This is the definition provided by Erica Mazzucchelli, production coordinator for Lotus Production, who filmed one of the eight episodes dedicated to fantasy in […]

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TRAINING/A Laboratory that crosses borders

TRAINING/A Laboratory that crosses borders

 The feeling that the Val d’Aosta has for audiovisuals is showcased at FrontDoc, the Festival that expresses the soul of the region and unites the documentary genre with the theme of the border. Starting with the 2017 edition the Festival has also equipped itself with a laboratory for developing documentary projects: FrontLab, organized in […]

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CALABRIA/Land of Talents

CALABRIA/Land of Talents

To strengthen and consolidate the regional audiovisual sector by also supporting local talents and attracting important national and international productions. Work on the Regione Calabria audiovisual law – which will give the sector and the Fondazione Calabria Film Commission a leading role in regional development policies – is proceeding with these two strategic objectives. But whilst […]

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BASILICATA/Mystery amidst the Sassi

In 2019 it will be the European capital of Culture, but it has already been considered the capital of cinema for some time, frequented by national and international productions to such an extent that, “to film in Matera you have to get in line” says Cinzia Torrini who, in 2016, filmed the Rai Uno drama “Sorelle” […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/A BIGGER FUND

EMILIA ROMAGNA/A BIGGER FUND

Almost € 5 million for Cinema, half of which destined for production: the new three year term (2018 – 2020) of the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission opens with an increase for the Emilia-Romagna Audiovisuals Fund. The open calls will be published at the end of February, of which four are planned: one dedicated to national and […]

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SOUTH TYROL/A Special Effect

The South Tyrol Effect has never been as high as it was in 2017: the spin-off in the region created by the projects realized last year was 200%, with 28 projects funded thanks to the € 5 million of the IDM Fund which has been confirmed for 2018. These include the new lm by Abel […]

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CAMPANIA/IGORT IS ON THE WAY

CAMPANIA/IGORT IS ON THE WAY

The support for audiovisual production in Campania in 2017 amounted to over € 6 million. The financing was divided into two funds: Contributions supporting theatrical and audiovisual productions in Campania (POC 2014 – 2020) – a total of € 4 million – and the Cinema Plan related to the new Regional Law (no. 30 dated […]

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TUSCANY/Support for 11 Documentaries

TUSCANY/Support for 11 Documentaries

€ 130,000 for supporting the creativity of Tuscan documentary- makers or those that have chosen to use Tuscany as a set. 11 projects (out of the 47 presented) will share the documentary production incentive that is inscribed in the Framework Program Agreement (FPA) Sensi Contemporanei Toscana for Cinema. The highest score was achieved by “Lettere […]

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CINEMA GOING GROWS/A two-track Europe

CINEMA GOING GROWS/A two-track Europe

For 2017  MEDIA Salles once again reports a positive global trend in the 36 countries where figures are already available: audiences have grown again, reaching a figure of 1,329,4  million with a 2.1% increase over the 1,302.1 in 2016.   Nonetheless, different trends emerge in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe and the […]

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AFM/Close Encounters

We talked to the American Film Market’s director, Jonathan Wolf, for a wrap up of the market, collecting the hints and suggestions, on which, he reveals, he will soon start working to build the next edition of the AFM.  We start with this year’s most important new initiative, the Location Expo, which gathered together 61 […]

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AFM/The Comments of the Film Commission

The Apulia Film Commission was the only Italian film commission at the American Film Market’s Location Expo and it was very popular with participants at the market.  “This was probably also thanks to our home page that refers to Wonder Woman, shot in Puglia last summer”, reveals Cristina Piscitelli, the film commission’s project manager.  “We […]

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Romania speeds up the incentives

Romania speeds up the incentives

Romania will soon have a tax incentives program, to be launched most probably at the beginning of 2018.  This was the most interesting piece of news for producers attending Romania welcomes Hollywood, organized at the AFM by double4Studios (the studios opened four years ago in Los Angeles by Romanian filmmaker and producer Andrei Zinca, with […]

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LOCATIONS/EFA awards Seville

LOCATIONS/EFA awards Seville

Plaza de España (Spain Square) in Seville has been awarded as Treasure of European Film Culture by the European Film Academy, which with this title wishes to raise public awareness for places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also […]

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SANTA MONICA/Film Commission at AFM

SANTA MONICA/Film Commission at AFM

Just one month away from the 38th American Film Market, to be held at the Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica from November 1-8, the exhibition spaces are fully booked. LocationEXPO will be returning to the market after many years with more than fifty film commissions already registered from all over the world: an excellent […]

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PROMOTION/All the Beauties of Italy in a website

Read Also: THE COMMENT BY BRUNO ZAMBARDINO/An Effect of the New Film Law Italy for Movies (www.italyformovies.it) is the portal dedicated to theatrical locations and production incentives that went online last August. The bilingual Italian-English website is mainly aimed at international producers who will now have the opportunity to  look up a selection of Italian […]

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SCENARIO/The Co-production Strategy

SCENARIO/The Co-production Strategy

Read also: PUBLIC LOCATIONS/An Heritage to comunicate THE FUNDS/First in Italy EVENTS/MIA and the Rome Film Festival   The winning Italian films at the last Venice Film Festival were all supported by the Lazio International Cinema Fund which means that the Fund has hit the bull’s eye and is working well from an artistic view- […]

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SOUTHTYROL/RACCONTI#6 at the MIA

On Saturday 21 October the nal event of RACCONTI #6 will be held at the MIA [International Audiovisual Market] in Rome. RACCONTI #6 is the annual Script Lab organized by the IDM South Tyrol Film Fund & Commission dedicated to the development of screenplays for innovative TV series projects. The writers who took part in […]

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SCENARIO/Welcome to Campania

Read also: THE LAW AND THE FUNDS THE LAW/An important Goal ACTION/Napoli Revelead   Made of Campania: the claim that promotes Campania in the audiovisual world perfectly summarizes the relationship between this region and audiovisuals.  We often quite rightly talk about the beauty of Campania as the home of some of the most famous icons […]

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ANIMATION/The Relaunch of Made in Italy Cartoons

Cartoon Italia is the association set up at the end of the 1990s with the aim of supporting, promoting and safeguarding the interests of the associated animation companies in Italy and abroad. There are 18 associated production companies. The theatrical and television animation sector in Italy employs around 3,000 people including freelancers, and has an […]

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FICTION/The new Rai Ragazzi

FICTION/The new Rai Ragazzi

Over the last few months Rai has concentrated its channels as well as the production of series and cartoons in a single structure in order to give a boost to the overall offering dedicated to younger viewers. This has led to the creation of the new Rai Ragazzi headed by Luca Milano who was already […]

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MIPCOM/Increasingly Connected Creativity

“We are looking forward to a fantastic Mipcom! We are expecting a very big edition with around 14,000 delegates, amongst which there will be 70 new exhibitors, including the WME talent agency, 10 Cents from China, the Nigerian Pavilion and many others. Plus a big focus on Russia called Russian Content Revolution to coincide with […]

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ACTION/Napoli Revelead

ACTION/Napoli Revelead

Ten Made in Campania movies were presented at the Venice Film Festival, a farewell bid to a summer that has been invigorated by national and international sets, welcoming in an autumn that promises to be similarly filled with productions. There are a great many Neapolitan directors working on sets in the month of September: Mario […]

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CAMPANIA/The Law and the Funds

CAMPANIA/The Law and the Funds

Approved in October 2016, the Legge Regionale Cinema Campania [Campania Regional Cinema Law] is evidence of the Campania region’s renewed attention to the potential for economic development, cultural growth and regional promotion that audiovisual production can guarantee. The implementation of the law through a Three Year Program and an Annual Operational Plan provides an annual […]

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MAURIZIO GEMMA/The Law, an important goal

MAURIZIO GEMMA/The Law, an important goal

Instead of exalting our land’s proverbial propensity for entertainment, its culture, its landscape, in short all the aspects everyone knows about, we have chosen to invest in creating a film friendly enviroment and a mechanism that works”. Maurizio Gemma, director of the Film Commission Regione Campania proudly lays claim to the fruits of the Film Commission’s […]

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PUBLIC LOCATIONS/A Heritage to communicate

The needs of production companies, which are always on the look- out for original settings, and the regions, which are able to promote themselves through this type of proposition, are compounded by the proposal of locations. But the ability to enrich and diversify this offering has to cope with a still unresolved problem: public locations, […]

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THE FUNDS/First in Italy

The Lazio Region has divided up the distribution of the € 30 million in resources over five funds for supporting production, training and exhibitors. It is first in Italy and, in Europe it is second only to Berlin- Brandenburg. Here are the funds: LAZIO CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FUND € 10 million have been allocated to foster […]

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EVENTS/MIA and the Rome Film Festival

EVENTS/MIA and the Rome Film Festival

MIA, the International Audiovisual Market which will be held in Rome from 19 to 23 October, will be the occasion selected by the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, to promote the Fondo Lazio Cinema International [Lazio In- ternational Cinema Fund] to the national and international members of the trade attending the Market. At […]

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TUSCANY/Contemporary Sets

Until mid October Paolo Sorrentino will be working on the Tuscan sets of his new film, “Loro”: in Orbetello and the Argentario Golf Resort at Porto Ercole. Filming will continue in Tuscany throughout the whole month of October on “Il peccato. Una visione”, a film by Andrej Končalovskij about the genius of Michelangelo, one of […]

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BASILICATA/Trust in Lagonegro

The woods of Calabria and Lagonegro in Basilicata provide the sets for the international series “Trust”, directed by Danny Boyle, amongst others, produced by Fox and Minimum UK with the executive production by Enzo Sisti. Inspired by the famous 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the young hippy grandson of a rich American oil […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Autumn Sets

Over 20 sets will be involved, until early 2018, in a number of projects supported by the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission: in November the Austrian filmmaker and producer Ulrich Seidl, currently in movie theaters with his documentary “Safari”, will be in Rimini and Riccione filming part of “Wicked Games”, the feature film about two brothers who […]

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TRENTINO/High Altitude, young Talents

In recent months established directors and young filmmakers have been and are filming in Trentino with the collaboration of the Film Commission. From 6 November Antonello Grimaldi will be shooting “Restiamo Amici” in Trento and Riva del Garda with Michele Riondino, Alessandro Roja, Libero Di Rienzo and Violante Placido, produced by Minerva Pictures in collaboration […]

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COMMENT/An effect of the new Film Law

In recent years we have witnessed a return of big international productions to our country and finally the beauties of Italy are once again traveling around the world through cinema. Lately we have climbed on board James Bond’s super-accessorized Aston Martin and enjoyed a high adrenalin tour of the capital at 160 km/hour in “Spectre” (2015), […]

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VENICE 74./Surprises and Promises

VENICE 74./Surprises and Promises

The old lady has caught everybody off guard and for her sixty-fourth edition has invented a place where cinema explores new languages: this is Venice Virtual Reality, the new section dedicated to virtual cinema. “We did not imagine” says the Festival director Alberto Barbera, “that we would receive over one hundred proposals of shorts, features and […]

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VPB/Venice gets Virtual

Virtual gets real: the title of the next edition of the European Film Forum, which will be held on September 3rd and 4 inside the Venice Production Bridge at the Venice Film Festival Market (August 31st –September 5th ) to explore the industrial and societal effects of virtual reality, could be a good definition for film […]

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VENICE 74./A Love and Bullets Story

When announcing the bill for Venice 74, the director Alberto Barbera mentioned “Ammore e Malavita” which is in competition in the main section, defining it as a “gamble” for the Festival. It is also a gamble for Marco and Antonio Manetti, the directors and scriptwriters better known as the Manetti Bros: “Our film certainly does not […]

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CAMPANIA/9 Films at the Lido

CAMPANIA/9 Films at the Lido

Not just “Ammore e malavita”: Naples and the whole Campania region will land at the Venice Lido with a total of 9 films dis- tributed between the Official Selection and the fringe sections. Out of competition there will be Antonietta De Lillo with “Il signor Rotpeter” inspired by a short story by Franz Kafka, in […]

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ITALIAN CINEMA IN FRANCE/Annecy opens up to the Industry

ITALIAN CINEMA IN FRANCE/Annecy opens up to the Industry

A high level of per-capita cinema-going (more than three tickets a year), the number of productions and co-productions (over two hundred a year), as well as the variety of films that come to the big screen, all make France Europe’s  most cinema-loving country. This – together with its cultural and geo-historical proximity – is what […]

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CINEREGIO/The Europe of the Regions

CINEREGIO/The Europe of the Regions

Read also: MEDIA/The need for a Regional Perspective The future of Animation CineRegio, the European body which represents Europe’s regional film funds has recently welcomed three news members into its General Assembly: Région Grand Est (France), Mallorca Film Fund (Spain), and Filmfond Nord (Norway), bringing the total number of members to 44. Together this network […]

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LOCATIONS/News from Italian Film Commissions

LOCATIONS/News from Italian Film Commissions

EMILIA ROMAGNA/An across the broad presence in Venice THe implementation of the regional Fund for Audiovisuals has generated a lot of excitement in the world of audiovisuals in Emilia Romagna. Just take a look at the numbers (13 regional projects supported out of the 46 presented, 12 national projects out of 33, plus funding for […]

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MEDIA/The need for a Regional Perspective

It has been communicated many times that the EU and its MEDIA programme have to remember to include the regional/subnational perspective in their policy-making! In recent years we have noticed that when “national” is mentioned there is no reference to “regional” culture. Why this is happening we don’t know – but it is worrying – […]

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THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION

During the Annecy Film Festival/MIFA 2017, 12 CineRegio member funds met to discuss the animation business in Europe with a particular focus on the future financing eco-system of animation and how to retain the talent in Europe. “The regional film fund members of the animation group agreed that a key aspect & challenge is the […]

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CANNES 2017/Youth is better

The lively élan of the young Claudia Cardinale, reproduced on the official poster of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, tends to relegate to the background the news that there are no Italian films (for the second consecutive year) in the main competition and, similarly, also overshadows the fact that Monica Bellucci is hosting […]

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THE FILM/Jasmine’s Fortune

A modern day “Mamma Roma”, this is how Thierry Frémaux has de ned “Fortunata”, the film by Sergio Castellitto which will be presented in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. It is the story of a young mother (Jasmine Trinca) with a failed marriage behind her, who ghts every day for her dream: to open a […]

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MARKETS/Location Expo at AFM

A space dedicated to Film Commissions inside one of the major international lm markets: from next November the Location Expo is ‘moving’ to the American Film Market that will take place at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from 1st – 8th November. A move that also represents a return, as the director of the […]

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ITALIAN FILMS ABROAD/Dreaming about the Day and Date

Which Italian films or co-productions by the Bel Paese have crossed the national borders in 2017 or will come to foreign markets in the next few months? This is revealed in the “Calendar” published and continuously updated by MEDIA Salles on their web sites and thanks to the news posted on Facebook. The year opened […]

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TUSCANY/International sets for Italian excellences

TUSCANY/International sets for Italian excellences

With the month of May the season of international sets in Tuscany begins: features and TV series where the protagonists will be the many excellences of the region and the country, such as the food, art, landscapes and the incredible history. At the end of May the British cookery show “Gino’s Italian Coastal Escapes” will […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Two Films on La Croisette

EMILIA ROMAGNA/Two Films on La Croisette

Two years a er the implementation of the Fondo Regionale per l’Audiovisivo – Regional Fund for Audiovisuals, the Emilia Romagna Film Commission comes to Cannes with two films: “After the war” (Après la guerre) by Annarita Zambrano, in Un Certain Regard, a film funded in 2016 through the Fund’s National and International open call. The […]

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LAZIO/The winning co-productions in Cannes

The president of the Regione Lazio, Nicola Zingaretti, will announce the first winners of the new Lazio Cinema International Open Call and promote the second edition of the co-production call on 21 May at the Cannes Film Festival c/o the Region’s “Lazio Cinema International” stand, managed by the Roma Lazio Film Commission inside the Italian […]

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BETWEEN CALABRIA AND LUCANIA/A Ciambra in the Quinzane

“A Ciambra”, the second feature by the thirty-two year old Italian- American director Jonas Carpignano, selected for the Quinzaine des rèalisateurs, was funded by the Lu.Ca. open call. Lu.Ca. is a project set up last September by a memorandum of under- standing between Basilicata and Calabria for collaborating on specific projects that can be made […]

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ALTO ADIGE/From Ӧtzi to Messner

The second tranche of filming came to an end between March and April in Bolzano on “Ötzi e il Mistero del Tempo” by director Gabriele Pignotta, produced by One More Pictures with Rai Cinema, supported by the IDM Film Fund&Commission with € 29,000 in the pre-production phase and € 500,000 during production. The film, shot […]

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CAMPANIA/Between Gomorra and Opzetek

While filming continues in Campania on the third season of “Gomorra”, Ferzan Ozpetk is on his way to Naples where he will be setting his new film with the working title of “Napoli Velata”, produced by R&C produzioni, with Giovanna Mezzogiorno in the role of the protagonist Adriana, as well as Anna Buonaiuto, Alessandro Borghi […]

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SCENARIO/Light and Shade

The current situation of Italian documentaries is –as usual – made up of light and shade. If we wish to present a glass half full scenario, there are now three subjects (all “institutional” to various extents) which have become an integral and important part of the world of Italian documentaries, an essential element – when the […]

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TUSCANY/A Slow Movie Theater

Is there a future for documentaries in movie theaters? La Compagnia Cinema, in the heart of Florence, just a few steps away from the Duomo, is working on it. In fact, in addition to hosting city festivals it is also dedicated to scheduling documentaries. This vocation for the documentary genre is not new for the […]

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BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL BOZEN/A Glimpse beyond Borders

The region’s special relationship with the documentary genre reverberates around the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen which will be opening its 31st edition on 5 April in the capital of the South Tyrol region. “Initially the ‘Competition’ only featured drama films”, remembers the director Helene Christanell, “but over time we felt the need to create a parallel […]

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SOUTH TYROL/A natural inclination

A country without documentaries is like a family without a photo  album” the Chilean director and scriptwriter Patricio Guzmàn used to say. is quote can be found on the website of  ZeLIG, the documentary, television and new media school established in 1988 that has made the training of professionals who tell stories about reality its […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/The Lives of Others

Emilia-Romagna has always loved reality cinema and even before Law 20/2014 was passed, which reformed the Cinema and Audiovisual sectors in the region, it provided special support to documentaries and, above all, to the documentaries made by the new generations of video-makers through the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission. By supporting, for example, the D.E-R – Documentaristi Emilia […]

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TRENTINO/The Adventure and the Challenge

The central role of the Film Commission, the links with the Trento Film Festival and the experience of Cineagenzia

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LOMBARDY/A positive Trend

To launch Milan as a cultural hub for documentary cinema”: this, in the words of the general director Francesco Bizzarri, is the objective pursued by Visioni dal mondo the international documentaries Festival which, next October, will hold its third edition in partnership with Unicredit that hosts the event in the Unicredit Pavilion. The festival is […]

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FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA/Moving East

“15-18 Disobbedienti alla Guerra”, by Chiaffredo (Fredo) Valla, produced by Nefertiti and distributed by Istituto Luce, was filmed mid March in the provinces of Trieste and Gorizia with the support of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission. It is a documentary which aims to shed some light on the cruel way Italy used to punish […]

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PIEMONTE/The first Doc Fund

Piemonte vaunts the first regional support Fund for documentaries: the Piemonte Doc Film Fund which was set up by the Film Commission Torino Piemonte in 2007 with an allocation established at € 350,000 Euros per year for a total, to date, of 173 projects financed and completed. “ Things have changed in these ten years”, comments […]

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INTERNAZIONALIZATION/The Silk Road

“Hui He, the Soprano from the Silk Road”, the documentary directed by Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller, currently in post-production, is an interesting case because it attempts to build “a bridge between two cultures”, between China and Italy. This is proudly emphasized by the producer and President of the Association of Italian Documentary-makers – Doc/it, […]

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RAI CINEMA/Beyond Frontiers

RAI CINEMA/Beyond Frontiers

In 2012 Rai Cinema created a structure dedicated to documentaries and, over the last three years (2014-2016), has invested around € 5 million to nance 126 projects. The structure has been guided by Paola Malanga, currently Rai Cinema’s deputy director and product manager. “Holy GRA” by Gianfranco Rosi, which won the Golden Lion at the […]

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BERLINALE&EFM/Fame

BERLINALE&EFM/Fame

The 67th edition of the Berlinale will open on 9 February with “Django”, the directing debut of Etienne Comar which tells the story of one of the most extraordinary pioneers of European jazz and the father of Gypsy Swing. Django Reinhardt was a superb guitarist and Sinti composer who was persecuted by the Nazis. Music and […]

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SPECIAL PIEDMONT/An excellent Vintage

2016 was an extremely positive year for the Film Commission Torino Piemonte, confirming and consolidating the relaunch set in motion the previous year. “The Foundation,” comments director Paolo Manera, “took steps to expand and strengthen the region’s proposals and to confirm our Film Commission as an essential subject for the development of Piedmont”. Let’s start with […]

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WEMW/Wishing on Trieste

WEMW/Wishing on Trieste

“Wishing on a Star” is truly the emblem of When East Meets West.
This is the project that won the € 5000 CNC Development Award – the main prize among the many assigned at the conclusion of the co-production forum organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund together with the Trieste Film Festival, the seventh edition of which was held from 22 to 24 January in Trieste.

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CO-PRODUCTIONS/The right tool

We are so often told that co- productions benefit the international circulation of lms, that it almost seems self-evident. But is it really true? This is one of the questions that the MEDIA Salles analysis on the exportation of Italian films decided to answer. Of the 370 titles, including majority and minority co- productions, released […]

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MIPTV/Festival for Series in 2018

New Frontiers of Storytelling for producers and broadcasters who are growing increasingly hungry for content that evolves, taking on different forms. This is how Laurine Garaude, director of the Television Division of Reed Midem explains the theme of the upcoming Miptv, the Cannes entertainment market which will take place from 3rd to 6th April 2017. […]

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BERLINALE/Call me by your name made in Lombardia

Entirely ”made in Lombardy”, “Call me by your name” is the new feature film by Luca Guadagnino which will arrive in Berlin – in the Panorama Special section – directly from Sundance. “It is one of those rare cases in which the two festivals agreed to ‘share’ a movie between them, seeing as usually they […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Year One for the Fund

“The largest part of the Fund was concentrated on national and international bids, a single “over-the-counter” bid with a maximum contribution limit of € 150,000. This was joined by the bid for regional productions which has a lower maximum limit, a de minimis regime, that involves a maximum of € 200,000 over 3 years of […]

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BERLINALE/European Film Forum 2017

Big data, bigger audience? How European works may profit from technology: the European Film Forum Berlin 2017 will take place on Monday, February 13th at The Ritz-Carlton, in Berlin, moderated by the journalist  Marjorie Paillon Promoting the use of data and automated tools to enhance content recommendations in order to cater for broader interests and […]

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THE AWARDS/Women in the Forefront

The Development Award to “Wishing on a Star” is only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of the awards that WEMW assigns to participating projects, also thanks to the many and growing number of collaborations. One of these, new for this year, is the collaboration with the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, the European association created to […]

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RE-ACT/The Magnificent Six

WEMW was also the occasion for presenting awards to the projects realized by RE-ACT, the transnational audiovisual cooperation initiative started in 2015 by the Centro Audiovisivo Croato, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and the Slovenian Film Centre. The six winning projects, which were each awarded € 10,000 of co- development support were: “Dark mother […]

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THE INTERVIEW/Cinema and Business

The record numbers with which Film Commission Torino Piemonte [FCTP] closed 2016 accompanied the president, Paolo Damilano, towards the conclusion of his first – and possibly renewable – mandate which will come to an end next May upon approval of the Foundation’s final budget. This, therefore, appears to be a good opportuity to weigh up […]

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ASSESSMENT/The quality of numbers

2016 was a record year for audiovisuals in Piedmont with 125 productions receiving support in the region

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STRATEGIES 1/FIP, more Credit for young Talents

STRATEGIES 1/FIP, more Credit for young Talents

From tax credits to the Fund: the results achieved and future objectives

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STRATEGIES 2/The relaunch of Animation

STRATEGIES 2/The relaunch of Animation

The 21st edition of “Cartoons on the Bay” will be held in Turin: new opportunities for businesses in the region

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ALTO ADIGE/Amelie runs to Berlin

In competition in the Generation plus section of the 2017 Berlinale is the kids’ film by Tobias Wiemann, ‘Amelie rennt’, about a magical encounter between a city girl and a boy from the mountains. Produced by Bolzano’s helios sustainable films in co-production with the German Lieblingsfilm, it was filmed last summer (entirely in the month […]

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WEMW/Le Stelle di Trieste

WEMW/Le Stelle di Trieste

Si è concluso il 24 gennaio il mercato di co-produzione, confermandosi un momento prezioso d ’incontro e di collaborazione tra i professionisti provenienti da tutta Europa

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MAIA/Workshops deadline

The application deadline for the first workshop (or the complete 3-workshop package) of Maia is February 19. Maia is an advanced training and coaching programme opened to emerging producers (20 European participants and a limited number of participants from non-EU countries) made up of three independent five-day residential workshops across a year, which offer a […]

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WEMW 2017/The selected Projects

WEMW 2017/The selected Projects

22 film projects- 10 documentaries and 12 fiction features – from 15 countries will be presented at the seventh edition of When East Meets West, the  Italian co-production forum taking place on January 22-24, 2017 in the context of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together more than 350 industry professionals from […]

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YMAGIS GROUP/Agreement with Open Sky

Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, today announced an agreement with Vicenza-based Open Sky SRL for the acquisition of its theatrical content delivery activities dedicated to cinema exhibition (“Open Sky Cinema”). Under the terms of the agreement and subject to the fulfillment of conditions precedent, Open Sky SRL will […]

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NEW TELEVISION AT MIPCOM

NEW TELEVISION AT MIPCOM

New television: Mipcom will be dedicating a white book to this year’s theme, realized together with Parrot Analytics (‘Who’s winning in the world of The New Television’) which will look at the topic of measuring audiences in the new landscape characterized by the proliferation of on-demand platforms and the increasingly vast power of the viewer. […]

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ROME/MIA splits into 3

ROME/MIA splits into 3

Development and rationalization are the key words for the eagerly- awaited Rome audiovisual market that made its successful debut a year ago and which it is preparing to replicate from 20 to 24 October, confirming its trans-media nature. “In the last few months we have worked on the idea that the first edition of MIA […]

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TURIN/It all begins with training

On 23 September CED MEDIA Torino dedicated a whole working day to Eu- ropean training for sector professionals with the programmatic title: “Allenati con MEDIA!” – Train with MEDIA! “If an athlete doesn’t train” explained Silvia Sandrone, the head of CED MEDIA Torino at the opening, “he or she will lose the competition; the same goes for the production world where things change very rapidly. Think about a script-writer who has to contend with new languages, new trends, establish creative collaborations, new methods of diffusion. Training becomes an essential tool for acquiring new skills and becoming more competitive”.

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MEDIA SALLES/Beyond the Garden

MEDIA SALLES/Beyond the Garden

Una ricerca di MEDIA Salles individua i Paesi dove sono stati distribuiti i film italiani usciti nel nostro Paese nel biennio 2014-2015, che hanno goduto di una distribuzione internazionale

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HORIZONS/A Bridge on the Adriatic

HORIZONS/A Bridge on the Adriatic

An Adriatic-Ionian macro-region for cinema and audiovisuals: this is the direction in which the countries overlooking the Adriatic have been moving in the course of 2016.
Within the sphere of the Adrion international cooperation program that published a call at the beginning of the year, Puglia has been the leader of a project proposal (Aifinet Adriatic Ionian Filmfund Network Project) that put forward the idea (currently being assessed) of setting up an Adriatic-Ionic regions fund featuring a series of activities from the passing on of good practices to co-production forums, to writing workshops to location scouting.
The National Cinema Center of Albania, directed by Ilir Butka, together with the Albanian Media Desk is working on the project which was also discussed at the Venice Film Festival.

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LOCATIONS/News from Italian Film Commissions

LAZIO/FILM COMMISSION AT THE FESTA Visit the fascinating and atmospheric locations in the territory of Rome and Lazio in a virtual reality experience with an immersive 360° view: thanks to the “Location 360” app developed by the Roma Lazio Film Commission, this will be possible at the Rome Festival and at the MIA, inside the […]

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FILMING EUROPE/News from EUFCN

ITALY SOUTH TYROL/LITTLE DETECTIVES Mid-September, from Hamburg to South Tyrol: the German pro- duction company Letterbox Film is filming “Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch der schwarzen Berge” in South Tyrol, the first feature film based on the popular series of children’s detective stories that has had great success in German speaking countries. The film is […]

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25 YEARS WITH MEDIA

25 YEARS WITH MEDIA

This year is the 25th anniversary of MEDIA which, since 1991, has been supporting the cinema and audiovisual industry in all sectors of the production chain: Training – Development of works – Distribution – Promotion – Practice. With EUROPA CREATIVA (2014-2020) some important new features were introduced including a call dedicated to supporting the creation of […]

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AFC-SCIARRA/Supporting writing with Europe

Before becoming president of the Apulia Film Commission, Maurizio Sciarra was an author, director and  script-writer. Therefore it is logical that he brings a particular attention to supporting the development of stories, the part that he has identified as “the weakest link in the production chain.” “All the European projects we are launching in- volve […]

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ADRIAN WARD/The Banker who loves Cinema

What is the current role of commercial banks in film financing and how it has changed since the 2008 depression? I have been working for banks doing financing for films for almost 25 years. Obviously there have been lots of ups and downs during these years. When I started there were probably somewhere in the […]

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VENICE 73/Dancing with Hollywood

A low-key presence for Italian cinema in competition at the International Film Festival held at the Lido di Venezia from 31 August to 10 September. The director Alberto Barbera is mainly targeting US cinema and seems to want to appoint Venice as the antechamber to the Oscars

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VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE/Closing the Gap at Lido

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE/Closing the Gap at Lido

First edition of the Projects Market: the industry section of the Festival will concentrate on production.The director, Pascal Diot, tells us more

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VENICE GAP FINANCING MARKET: The Projects

The 40 projects of the Venice Gap Financing Market….

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VENICE 73/The Challenge

VENICE 73/The Challenge

Monte’ by Amir Naderi, ‘Caffè’ by Cristiano Bortone, and ‘Die Einsiendler’ by Ronny Torcker: three different films, three international co-productions welcomed by one region, South Tyrol

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SOUTH TYROL/An European Vocation

SOUTH TYROL/An European Vocation

The building of a bridge between Italian and Central European cinematography by developing creativity in the region. We discuss the initiative with Christiana Wertz, head of the IDM Film Commission

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FILMING EUROPE/News from EUFCN

The first season of the “Genius” series for National Geographic Channel, an anthology about the world’s most brilliant innovators, started shooting at the end of the summer and will continue until February 2017. Albert Einstein is the protagonist of the first 10 episodes based on Walter Isaacson’s book “Einstein: His Life and Universe” and adapted for TV by Noah Pink. Ron Howard will direct the series’ opening episode. Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television, OddLot Entertainment, EUE/Sokolow and Czech Stillking Films are producing.

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LOCATIONS/News from Italian Film Commissions

LOCATIONS/News from Italian Film Commissions

Filming has started on the sequel to ‘The Invisible Boy’, directed once again by Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores, written by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo, and produced by Indigo Film with Rai Cinema, in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission…

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FGV/The return of the Invisible Boy

Filming has started on the sequel to ‘The Invisible Boy’, directed once again by Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores, written by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo, and produced by Indigo Film with Rai Cinema, in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission. Starring in the movie, alongside the now 16 year old “invisible boy”, Michele Silenzi (Ludovico Girardello), […]

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PIEDEMONT/Ulysses in Turin

PIEDEMONT/Ulysses in Turin

Filming came to an end at the beginning of August, in Turin, on ‘Ulysses-A Dark Odyssey’ by Federico Alotto, with an international cast that includes Danny Glover (‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘The Color Purple’) and Udo Kier, famous for his association with Lars Von Trier, alongside Turin’s own Andrea Zirio (who also wrote the story-line and screenplay together with […]

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PUGLIA/A Co-production Forum

Edoardo Winspeare’s latest movie, ‘La vita in comune’, is shot in Puglia, set in the imaginary municipality of Disperata, produced by Saietta Film (Edoardo Winspeare,Gustavo Caputo, Alessandro Contessa) with Rai Cinema and written by Winspeare himself and Alessandro Valenti. Not just locations: the seventh edition of the Euro Mediterranean Co-production Forum organized by the Apulia Film Commission will be held in Trani […]

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LAZIO/ All the films of Venice

‘Il più grande sogno’ by Michele Vannucci will be presented at Venice in competition in the Orizzonti section. The film tells the story of Mirko (Mirko Frezza) who, straight after his release from prison, is elected President of the Local Neighborhood Committee and decides to dream up a different lifestyle for the whole suburb in which he lives. Winner […]

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TUSCANY/A long Wave of Drama

Summer has brought a wave of dramas to the coast of  Tuscany, all filmed with the support of the Toscana Film Commission. Over one million viewers of the third series of the TV drama ‘I delitti del Bar Lume’, are awaiting with trepidation the sequel to the story which was filmed this summer over a period […]

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TRENTINO/ Being in 3D

In June and July the Val di Fiemme and the Val di Fassa provided the set for ‘I’m’, the 3D feature film directed by Anne-Riitta Ciccone, produced by Adriana Trincea Cinema in co-production with Frame Film Berlin with the support of Rai Cinema and the Trentino Film Commission. The cast includes Guglielmo Scilla, Mathilde Bundschuh, Paz Vega, Julia Jentschm and Piotr […]

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CAMPANIA/The Faces of Naples

CAMPANIA/The Faces of Naples

The tender and cruel face of Naples returns to Venice with ‘Indivisibili’ by Edoardo De Angelis, selected for the Giornate degli Autori (the protagonists are singing Siamese twins whose shows provide an income for the whole family), and ‘Robinù’, the documentary devised and directed by Michele Santoro dedicated to the baby-bosses who have managed to impose a new law of […]

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CANNES 2016/Italian Film Commission Day

What can Italy offer international audiovisuals? Italian Film Commissions Day will attempt to answer this question on Monday 16 May when all the Italian film Commissions will be at the Hotel Majestic in Cannes in the business area of the Italian Pavilion, from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. “We will be available to professionals to […]

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ITALIAN LINE PRODUCERS/FIlm Commissions, our allies

“The first thing foreign producers look for, apart from the locations, is above all, assistance during the first location hunts, i.e. to be able to count on the hospitality of the film commissions, location managers and local transport. I am referring, in particular, to independent low budget films”. These are the words of Enzo Sisti, […]

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CANNES 2016/Collateral views

Read also THE FILM/An existential Noir EMANUELE NESPECA/Producer on the move   Cannes 2016: after the disappointment for the absence of any Italian films in competition for the Palme d’Or (although we have Valeria Golino on the jury), we are smiling again: our film industry is alive and kicking. Particularly with regard to young filmmakers, […]

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ITALIAN FILMS AT CANNES/Walls that unite in Trieste

Read also  The Sense of Places Borders that unite rather than divide, borders that offer freedom: it is no coincidence that Trieste, the city of borders par excellence, is the home of the bathing establishment La Lanterna, or Pedocin, the only one that uses a wall to separate the men’s and women’s beaches. It is […]

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FOREIGN SALES/Made in Italie

A glance at the geographical composition of the competition of the next edition of the Cannes Film Festival offers some interesting points for reflection. Of the twenty films selected, 13 are of European origin. France is the most represented country with 4 titles, followed by the United Kingdom and Romania (with 2 titles each), then […]

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BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL BOZEN/Welcome to the north

Read also: THE FILM/Fräulein, a modern tale FINAL TOUCH/The Experts’ ‘Axe’ is good for films   The Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, which ended on 17 April, recorded an increase of over 30% in the number of visitors: confirming the success of the new features introduced for the thirtieth edition. Thirty years have passed since the […]

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THE STORY/A 20 years old Film Commission