VALLE D’AOSTA/Brazil likes it cold

“Snow Camp”, the Brazilian TV program (TeleGlobo) which is filmed in various prestigious European ski resorts, will also be traveling to La Thuile in the Val D’Aosta. This is one of the region’s first productions for 2013, and the Film Commission has already begun to select the projects which will receive an allocation from the Fondo di Sostegno [Support Fund], that is divided into various sections.

The first call of the Valle D’Aosta DOC-FF FILM FUND, the fund dedi- cated to documentaries and debut works set in the Val D’Aosta region, expires on April 30th. The fund has a budget of € 40,000 which will be allocated in the form of a reimbursement of expenses (for projects that sustain at least 120% of their expenditure in the region).
The regional Film Fund (a total of € 135,000 for 2013) includes a chapter dedicated to projects with a wider circulation, for which € 85,000 has been made available (once again in the form of reimbursement of ex- penses, although in this case the minimum amount to be spent in the territory is 150% with respect the total amount), and one reserved for post-production (€ 15,000).

The projects that have received support so far include the features “Il peggior Natale della mia Vita” by Alessandro Genovesi (Colorado Film Production), filmed in the Gressoney Valley and Castel Savoia, which generated related income in the region of € 405,000, and “Aspirante Vedovo” by Massimo Venier (Pupkin Production). In the latter, the main location was the road leading from Champdepraz to the Natural Park of Mont Avic, and the seven days of filming generated an income of € 50,000. Support was also provided to the documentaries “Non così lontano” by Hervé Barmasse, “Il migliore dei mondi possibili” by Marco Andreini and Paolo Fioratti, “Mirage à l’Italienne” by Alessandra Cele- sta, and the TV productions “Wild-Oltrenatura” (Italia 1), “Geo&Geo” (Rai 3) and “Chroniques d’en Haut” (France 3)

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