LEGGI IN ITALIANO
In this issue we have tried to portray an audiovisual Italy that, spurred on by the Film Commissions, does not seem to be suffering as a result of its distance from Rome, i.e. from central bureaucratic power.
We take a look at Apulia and its Film Commission, discussing the region’s commitment to increasing its attractiveness through the production of new stories.
Then we move on to Alto Adige which, with the BLS, is reaping the benefits of policies that provide incentives for audiovisual companies to set up in the region.
And Piedmont which, with Paolo Damilano as the President of the Film Commission, is relaunching the original entrepreneurial vocation that marked its debut with Marco Boglione.
And, finally, we come to Friuli Venezia Giulia, where the new Regional Council led by Debora Serracchiani has overturned the destiny of the Film Commission run by Federico Poillucci: after it was cancelled last year by the Regional Council in power at the time, it has been relaunched following the election of the new government.
After discussing this “cancellation” in a detailed article last September, this year we are talking about Friuli Venezia Giulia once again, dedicating more space to the region.
There are three reasons for doing this.
The first, artistically important reason is the presentation, in Venice, during the International Film Critics’ Week, of “Zoran, my nephew the idiot” which, I believe, is the first movie to be entirely created within the region (director, producer and leading characters) and which has also found national and international distribution partners in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The second, politically important reason is that the new path taken by the regional government has singled out audiovisuals as an “accelerator” for business in the European states that lie along the region’s eastern border.
The third, but by no means the last reason is that the Film Commission has returned to the national and international audiovisual scene thanks to the determination and resolution of its director: following the calls for censorship made by the regional administration with regard to a movie (which, everyone will remember, was “Sleeping Beauty” by Marco Bellocchio), Director Poillucci demanded that the rules be followed.
An apparently simple story.
One year later, the “censoring Council” has gone and Poillucci is still here. An example for everyone.