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THE INTERVIEW/Lin J. Nafei, between Italy and China

THE INTERVIEW/Lin J. Nafei, between Italy and China

Lin J.Nafei, is a young woman producer based in Beijing who has been involved in different capacities in many Chinese and international projects. She has recently founded  with Riccardo Pintus Gate99 Films, a production and service company based in Milan. We have interviewed her in Beijing via Zoom How is the overall situation for the […]

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EFM/The sustainable lightness of the Market

EFM/The sustainable lightness of the Market

READ ALSO: FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE ANDREA MAGNANI IN THE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET If the new Festival direction is bringing along important changes, what certainly does not change is the fact that the European Film Market (EFM) continues to be an integral part of the Berlinale, as the director Matthijs Wouter Knol explains: “The restructuring of […]

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VENETO/More than a Region

VENETO/More than a Region

READ ALSO: CRISTIANO CORAZZARI/A land of Stories and an ideal Set It is very rare, in Italy, that the director of a Film Commission is not a native of the place”: Turin’s Jacopo Chessa jokes about his “record”. Chessa, who has experience as a cultural researcher and organizer having led the Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio […]

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VALLÉE D'AOSTE/Beyond Borders

VALLÉE D’AOSTE/Beyond Borders

READ ALSO: PAYING ATTENTION TO LOCAL PRODUCERS Shooting has recently ended in Courmayeur on the Polish movie “Broad Peak”, directed by Leszek Dawid, produced by East Studios. It is an important movie with a budget of around € 4 million, which has also received support from the Film Fund of the Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste: […]

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ALTO ADIGE/A place in the front row

ALTO ADIGE/A place in the front row

READ ALSO: 2020: FINANCING FOR SHORTS AS WELL If we agree upon the fact that the future, even in cinema, is marked by female protagonism and environmental sustainability, we can be certain that South Tyrol’s IDM Film Fund & Commission has assured itself a place in the front row. This is confirmed by the news that […]

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WHEN ROME ACTED FOR FELLINI

WHEN ROME ACTED FOR FELLINI

Federico Fellini’s cinema was able to capture the grotesque side of society, restoring a sense of topicality that continues to this day, one hundred years after his birth. It is probably for this reason and due to his legacy, which has been taken up by so many directors, that the stories, faces and locations of […]

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WOMEN ARE THE WINNERS IN TRIESTE

WOMEN ARE THE WINNERS IN TRIESTE

READ ALSO: THE ROLE OF CREATIVE EUROPE The Bulgarian movie “Women do cry” by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova of Activist 38, won the Film Center Serbia Development Award, the main award at When East Meets West, the co-production forum organized by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund directed by Paolo Vidali, together with the […]

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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/Around Pizzofalcone and the Spanish Quarter EMILIA ROMAGNA/Diritti is aiming for the Bear MARCHE/Support for local Producers LAZIO/Rendezvous in Berlin LIGURIA/Portofino, a new entry in the GLFC PIEDMONT/Chiara Bellosi at the Berlinale TUSCANY/Double set for Claudia Gerini

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MEDIASALLES/A taste of Italy

MEDIASALLES/A taste of Italy

26 million inhabitants who visit the cinema a couple of times a year, i.e. above the average for the Continent, account for a market of 50 million tickets sold at over 10 euros each, a considerably higher price than in all other European countries: these are the key figures for the three countries of the Scandinavian […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Diritti is aiming for the Bear

EMILIA ROMAGNA/Diritti is aiming for the Bear

After a 2019 filled with a succession of projects in the region, the Emilia- Romagna Film Commission comes to the Berlinale with a film in the main competition: “Volevo nascondermi” by Giorgio Diritti in which Elio Germano plays the painter and sculptor Antonio Ligabue (released in movie theaters from February 27). Filmed in Guastalla, Gualtieri […]

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LAZIO/Rendezvous in Berlin

LAZIO/Rendezvous in Berlin

The Roma Lazio Film Commission will be at the Berlinale with two films also supported by the Lazio Region: “Siberia” by Abel Ferrara and “Bad Tales” by the d’Innocenzo brothers. On February 24 from 9.30 a.m. a meeting will be held (by invitation only) in the Academie Lounge in Berlin – a networking breakfast for […]

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CAMPANIA/Around Pizzofalcone and the Spanish Quarter

CAMPANIA/Around Pizzofalcone and the Spanish Quarter

Filming is in progress in Naples on two television series: the third season of “I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone” directed by Monica Vullo and produced by Clemart for Rai 1 is set in the quarter of the same name located in the historic center of the city, in the Chiaia quarter, and the “Martiri di Villa Malta” hospital complex of […]

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PIEDMONT/Chiara Bellosi at the Berlinale

PIEDMONT/Chiara Bellosi at the Berlinale

The film “Palazzo di Giustizia”, the debut work of Chiara Bellosi who will be at the Berlinale in the Generation, 14plus section, was shot entirely in Turin over 5 weeks last spring. The feature film was produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina’s Tempesta with Rai Cinema, in co-production with the Swiss Cinédokkè, with the support of the […]

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TUSCANY/Double set for Claudia Gerini

TUSCANY/Double set for Claudia Gerini

For the whole month of February, Castiglion Fiorentino is the set of the film “Anna Rosenberg” by French director Michele Moscatelli, freely based on the novel “Fiché Coupable” by André Delauré. A ‘Kafkian thriller’ starring Claudia Gerini and co-produced by France’s Michaël Productions with Nymphéa Productions and by Michela Scolari’s Italian FilmIn’ Tuscany. “This is […]

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LIGURIA/Portofino, a new entry in the GLFC

LIGURIA/Portofino, a new entry in the GLFC

The Genova Liguria Film Commission has a new member: Portofino. The ‘marriage’ was celebrated by the mayor, Matteo Viacava, on December 13 at the Teatrino Comunale in Portofino, in the presence of Ilaria Cavo, councilor responsible for culture at the Regione Liguria, Giovanni Toti President of the Regione and Cristina Bolla, president of the GLFC […]

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THE ROLE OF CREATIVE EUROPE

THE ROLE OF CREATIVE EUROPE

The Opening event “10 YEARS OF WEMW: the major Trends on East- West Co-productions 2008–2019” was organised in collaboration with Creative Europe Desks MEDIA Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary and Italy and offered an insight on international collaboration and on the ways the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme has played an indispensable role in supporting a sustainable […]

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MIPTV/A new Concept

MIPTV/A new Concept

MIPTV returns to Cannes from March 30 to April 2 in the totally revamped guise of the Global Content Market for the Future. From the design to the reorganization of the spaces and the stands, to new forms of networking: everything has been designed to create a different market concept, no longer at the service […]

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VALLÉE D'AOSTE/Paying attention to local producers

VALLÉE D’AOSTE/Paying attention to local producers

The fact that the president of the Fondazione Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste is a producer, Simone Gandolfo, helps to understand the special attention directed towards local producers. “We are well aware that one of the most difficult things, especially for producers and filmmakers who are not located in big cities, is to get used to […]

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2020: FINANCING FOR SHORTS AS WELL

2020: FINANCING FOR SHORTS AS WELL

265 projects supported, 3770 days of filming in the region with a territorial effect of 188% (around € 70 million): these are the figures for the 10 years of activity and management of the Fund by the South Tyrolean Film Commission, to which we should add the filmmakers and sector companies active in the region […]

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FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE

FROM BERLIN WITH LOVE

The Berlinale is celebrating its seventieth anniversary and is doing so with a new, dual direction: the artistic side is entrusted to Carlo Chatrian, whereas Mariette Rissenbeek is responsible for the executive side. “It’s a very special honor for us to start directly with such a great anniversary. We would like to keep the Berlinale […]

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CRISTIANO CORAZZARI/A Land of Stories and an ideal set

CRISTIANO CORAZZARI/A Land of Stories and an ideal set

“The Film Commission should be the pivot around which Veneto’s theatrical and television production system revolves.An important tool for promoting the region as a place for realizing productions and maximizing Veneto’s workers”. Cristiano Corazzari, the councilor responsible for Culture at the regione Veneto, who strongly backed the creation of the Film Commission, admits: “We have […]

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CRISTINA PRIARONE/Working on Creativity

On January 30th the meeting of the Italian Film Commissions elected the association’s new board of directors: Cristina Priarone, general manager of the Roma Lazio Film Commission, is the president; the vice presidents are Luca Ferrario, director of the Trentino Film Commission, and Paolo Manera director of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte. On the eve […]

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MARCHE/Support for local producers

MARCHE/Support for local producers

€ 1,329,364.12 shared between fifteen projects consisting of films, TV series, documentaries, shorts and formats: the results of the open call providing support to audiovisual businesses in the Regione Marche have been published. The five features supported see local filmmakers combining their roots with wider horizons. They are: “Le Pupille” by Edoardo Ferraro, “Castelrotto” by […]

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SORRENTO/Happy Days

SORRENTO/Happy Days

42esima edizione delle Giornate Professionali di Cinema dal 2 al 5 dicembre, in un ritrovato clima di fiducia. Mentre cresce il pubblico delle sale, l’esercizio torna ad essere unito sotto un’unica sigla associativa

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LONDON/The "Italian Way" at FOCUS

LONDON/The “Italian Way” at FOCUS

Forces of Change – What’s next?”: there could not have been a more apt theme to describe the fourth edition of Focus in London, and not just because it will be the first time that the producers, locations and incentives market is being held against the backdrop of the reality of Brexit. And while the repercussions of […]

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BEYOND CINEMA/Just like a movie

BEYOND CINEMA/Just like a movie

When a set becomes a tourist destination

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PUGLIA/Place telling

Si vive una volta sola” [You only live once], the new comedy by Carlo Verdone, produced and distributed by Luigi and Aurelio De Laurentiis’ Filmauro, is the story of an incoherent road trip around Southern Italy by a medical team made up of excellent professionals who, in addition to their work, share an unexpected passion for practical jokes […]

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LIGURIA/Mysteries Series

LIGURIA/Mysteries Series

An intricate and multicultural labyrinth inside one of the most important medieval historical centers in Europe: Genova, which Francesco Petrarca called The Superb, has a dual soul, the sea with the hill right behind it, the port and the narrow streets. Even Dickens highlighted its “strangest contrasts; things that are picturesque, ugly, mean, magnificent, delightful […]

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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: CALABRIA/Quality Debuts CAMPANIA/In the shadow of De Giovanni EMILIA ROMAGNA/Waiting for Guadagnino LAZIO/Great Expectations for the Location Award PIEDMONT/A film about Rita Levi Montalcini TUSCANY/Liam Neeson in Monticchiello SARDINIA/Castiadas, Paradise of the Guilty SOUTH TYROL/Curon for Netflix

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D-HUB Studios/I Sassi d'Oro brings the Best Crew Award to NY

D-HUB Studios/I Sassi d’Oro brings the Best Crew Award to NY

Jacopo Quadri, the editor on “The Mayor of Rione Sanità”, has won the Best Crew Award which is presented to the best Italian cinema professionals on an international level. The award was assigned on November 19 in New York during the 11th edition of the Italian Movie Award ® Festival Internazionale del Cinema Italiano all’Estero. The Best Crew […]

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AFM/The Abruzzo Bear in Santa Monica

We are a small region in a big nation that has come along to the cradle of cinema to present itself. We are doing it on tiptoe, with caution, but knowing we can count on a wonderful region. We began our communication campaign at Mipcom in Cannes, then passed through MIA in Rome before arriving […]

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LAZIO/Great Expectations for the Location Award

The Roma Lazio Film Commission [RLFC] has been selected for the short list of finalists that will compete for the Location Award, the European prize for the best theatrical location, organized by the EUFCN – European Film Commission Network on the Cineuropa site whose winners will be launched during Berlinale 2020. This year the RLFC nominated the Castle […]

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SWITZERLAND/Business off the beaten track

Inevitable that a young, all-round cinema buff, who has left a “Zalonian” * steady job to become an exhibitor (amongst other things), is likely to be showered with interviews. And interesting to note that to the question “Have you ever been sold out?” he replies: “Almost, thanks to art-films, in particular the one on Monet!” […]

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ITALIANS AT THE AFM/Interest for Family Film

True Colors Glorious Film announced at the AFM that it will be handling the international sales of the new film by Paolo Genovesi, “Super Eroi”, produced by Lotus and distributed by Medusa, starring Jasmine Trinca and Alessandro Borghi, which will be ready in the second half of 2020. The film was immediately sold to Russia and the Baltic states […]

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TUSCANY/Liam Neeson in Monticchiello

Last November Rai Uno broadcast “Enrico Piaggio”, the TV movie in which Alessio Boni plays the inventor of the Vespa, which was also filmed in Pisa. The movie was produced by Rai Fiction and Movieheart with the support of the Toscana Film Commission’s Bando Mecenate (Open Call) created to “assist the realization of human stories and episodes linked to Tuscany, also […]

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SOUTH TYROL/Netflix for Curon

Netflix arrives in South Tyrol, on Lake Resia, the next location of the new original series entitled “Curon” about mysterious events inspired by real facts from the town of the same name in Val Venosta. Written by Ezio Abbate (head writer), Ivano Fachin, Giovanni Galassi and Tommaso Matano, the series is produced by Indiana Production, and […]

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PIEDMONT/A film about Rita Levi Montalcini

The second 2019 session of the Piemonte Film TV Fund open call has assigned economic support to two feature movies by production companies from Turin: Louis Nero Film and La Sarraz Pictures. The first movie is directed by Franco Nero and shooting will start between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020; the second is a […]

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SARDINIA/Castiadas, Paradies of the guilty

Villasimius and Capo Boi are the locations preselected for the movie “The Way Things go” written and directed by Ulrike Kofler and produced by Novotny & Novotny Film GmbH of Vienna. This is the story of the tragic vacation in Sardinia of a couple that cannot accept the idea of not being able to have children. “Il […]

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CALABRIA/Quality debuts

Two new sets opened in Calabria in the month of November. Two debut works, both supported by the Calabria Film Commission.Alessandro Grande, the Calabrian director, winner of the David di Donatello 2018 for his multi-award winning short, “Bismillah”, returns to his homeland to set his story in the feature movie “Regina”, produced by Bianca Film and Rai Cinema. Samuele […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/Waiting for Guadagnino

44 productions supported, 10 development projects and 42 festivals and exhibitions funded, 24 training courses for 360 participants under its belt: these are the Emilia Romagna Film Commission’s figures of the at the end of 2019. While it awaits the arrival of Oscar-winner Luca Guadagnino’s crew which will be filming part of the series “We […]

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CAMPANIA/In the shadow of De Giovanni

In November, the Vesuvian area of the province of Naples was the set of the film “Il buco in testa” by Antonio Capuano, produced by Eskimo. In the provincial capital of Campania everything is also ready for the return of “The Bastards of Pizzofalcone”: filming will begin in December on the third season of the series […]

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Abruzzo Film’s Board Introduced at the AFM

Abruzzo Film’s Board Introduced at the AFM

Abruzzo is a unique region in the central part of Italy, where one can come across a flyer warning the local population about getting too close to its native bears, and setting down a series of rules for cohabiting with the grizzlies when they go outside the region’s large natural parks. The fur of the […]

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FROM ABRUZZO TO CALIFORNIA

FROM ABRUZZO TO CALIFORNIA

The Advisory Board of the Abruzzo Film Commission will be introduced at the American Film Market

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FOCUS/ITALIAN ANIMATION

A strong presence of Italian animation companies is attended at next Mipcom and Mipjunior Read the interview to Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke, president of Cartoon Italia READ ALSO: RAI RAGAZZI/Maximizing national talents SHOWLAB/From production to international distribution  STUDIO CAMPEDELLI/A 360° market presence GRAPHILM/Middle school Sitcom MONDO TV/Live Action and animation CARTOON FORUM/Over 1000 participants to celebrate 30 […]

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SANTA MONICA/Business only

SANTA MONICA/Business only

Over 1,000 production companies, 2,000 new films and projects, more than 7,000 industry professionals expected: the American Film Market is back, from November 6th to 13th, to the Loewes Hotel in Santa Monica, “it is the only market produced by sales companies; the only market based in Hollywood, home to more film industry professionals than […]

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FLORENCE/60 years of the Festival dei Popoli

FLORENCE/60 years of the Festival dei Popoli

The Festival dei Popoli is 60 years old, the historic international documentary film festival that has been held in Florence since 1959 and which will be returning to the Florentine capital from November2 to 9 directed by Alberto Lastrucci and presided over by Vittorio Iervese. The spotlight on the historic Florentine event is guaranteed by […]

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LAZIO/A catalyst of Development

LAZIO/A catalyst of Development

READ ALSO: CALENDAR/From MIA to the Rome Film Fest The Regione Lazio has a lot of faith in audiovisuals because this is a driving sector that brings development to the whole region, a sector of great tradition and potential” Luciano Sovena, President of the Roma Lazio Film Commission, points out with satisfaction, clarifying that the […]

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CASE HISTORY/Travelling with the Pope

CASE HISTORY/Travelling with the Pope

The 46th Venice Film Festival included the premiere of two episodes of Paolo Sorrentino’s series, “The New Pope”, the sequel to the highly acclaimed “The Young Pope”, the Oscar winning director’s television series debut presented three years ago also at the Lido. The new project contains all the unmistakable ingredients of Sorrentino’s movies: a blend […]

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SARDINIA/A Set for big Series

SARDINIA/A Set for big Series

“L’Agnello”, the first work by Mario Piredda produced by Ivan Olgiati and Chiara Galloni for Articolture and realized with the contribution of Regione Sardegna – Sardegna Film Commission (SFC) will be competing in Alice nella Città.Mario Piredda who, in 2017, won the David di Donatello award for the short “At my home”, makes his feature […]

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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/The Devils in Cannes EMILIA ROMAGNA/On the Po Delta MARCHE/A film by Ivan Graziani PIEDMONT/News about TFI at the MIA SOUTH TYROL/RACCONTI#8 in val d’Isarco TRENTINO/Atlas in Val di Fassa

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TUSCANY/Končalovskij at the Rome Film Fest

TUSCANY/Končalovskij at the Rome Film Fest

“Sin” by Andrej Končalovskij will be the special closing event of the Rome Film Fest. The film is dedicated to the figure of Michelangelo which was filmed in Tuscany for almost 7 weeks, is scheduled for release before the end of the year. It involved an important and demanding set which received the full collaboration […]

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MIPCOM/The Streaming Offensive

Mipcom opens on October 14th with  Alessandro Borghi, Kasia Smutiniak and Patrick Dempsey, protagonists of “Devils”,the international thriller set in the world of high finance, the worldwide premiere of which will be presented to professionals attending the Cannes international entertainment market.  “Devils” is a series of ten 60-minute episodes based on the bestseller by Guido Maria Brera, co-produced […]

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ROME/A trendy Market

ROME/A trendy Market

Now in its fifth edition, the MIA (International Audiovisual Market) has already become a rendezvous with a well-defined look. The event, scheduled to be held in Rome from October 16 to 20 in Palazzo Barberini and the Barberini and Quattro Fontane multiplexes, flanks the typical characteristics of a market, i.e. screenings and areas reserved for negotiations between buyers […]

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TRENTINO/Atlas in Val di Fassa

“Atlas”, the feature movie directed by Niccolò Castelli starring Matilda De Angelis, Nicola Perot, Irene Casagrande, Helmi Dridi, Kevin Blaser, Anna Manuelli, Angelo Bison and Anna Ferruzzo was filmed at the end of September in Val di Fassa. It is a co-production between Imago Film (Switzerland), Climax Films (Belgium), Tempesta srl (Italy), and RSI Radiotelevisione […]

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CAMPANIA/The Devils in Cannes

“Devils”, the Sky series produced by Lux Vide which will open Mipcom in Cannes was also filmed in Campania (see article). Filming touched on Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Cava dei Tirreni, Porto di Salerno and the famous “Nastro Azzurro” road (SS163 Amalfitana) which runs through the coastal municipalities. Naples will also be at the center […]

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MARCHE/A film by Ivan Graziani

Five features have been funded by the Marche Film Commission’s new Open Call which supports businesses in the development and promotion of the region and its cultural and tourism identifying patrimony through cine-audiovisual works: “Tre infanzie” the new animated feature film project by Simone Massi, “Cavalieri del vento” by VR Worlds in coproduction with Ballandi […]

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SOUTH TYROL/RACCONTI#8 in Val d’Isarco

After the first leg (from September 18 to 22), the team of scriptwriters and directors of RACCONTI #8 – IDM Script Lab, will return to Chiusa, in Val D’Isarco, from November 11 to 15 to continue the work of developing original concepts and analyses of series storytelling techniques, conducted by the new Creative Advisor, Nicola […]

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PIEDMONT/News about the TFI at the MIA

Turin will be the protagonist, in the last six months of 2019, of the series “Giustizia per tutti”, directed by Maurizio Zaccaro and Eros Puglielli, starring Raoul Bova, Rocio Munoz Morales and Anna Favella: 12 x 50’ episodes which look at cases of judicial errors to be screened soon on Canale 5. Filming will be […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/On the Po Delta

Filming began mid-September in the Po Delta area on “Oltre le nebbie”, by Laura Muscardin, produced by Rome’s Movie Factory in collaboration with Rai Cinema. The movie highlights the contrast between degraded architectural situations (the metaphysical city of Tresigallo and an evocative disused area in Ferrara) and the beauty and strength of locations like Comacchio […]

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A SUSTAINABLE ATTRACTION OF ABRUZZO

“It seems natural to set medieval, mystical stories in a land like Abruzzo: I would like to tell the story of Pope Celestino V… I am starting to collect material” director and producer Cinzia TH Torrini confides to Cinema & Video International. Her successful television series, starting with “Elisa di Rivombrosa”, have regularly also made […]

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ABRUZZO, A LAND TO BE FILMED

Abruzzo, Italy’s last wilderness, as the British newspaper “The Independent” wrote in its headline a couple of years ago. You have to admit that this land in the heart of Italy, to the east of Rome, between the Apennines and the Adriatic, reserves some big surprises. Its natural landscapes are surprising: from the sandy beaches, […]

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GREAT HISTORY, GREAT STORIES

GREAT HISTORY, GREAT STORIES

Further away than Abruzzo, says a character in Decameron, indicating an incredible distance, recalls Giorgio Manganelli, the sophisticated traveler who has authored brilliant articles about this region. The barely known history of Abruzzo also appears to be far away. Discovering it can also enrich cinema through the many stories that have populated this land over […]

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IN THE SHADOW OF FELLINI’S SCREENWRITER ENNIO FLAIANO

Consulting the website of the Film Commission d’Abruzzo (filmcommission.regione.abruzzo.it) we discover that some scenes of “The new Pope” by Paolo Sorrentino which we will soon be seeing on the small screen, were filmed in the hermitage of Santo Spirito, on the Majella; this same location was chosen, together with Roccascalegna, for another hit series, “The […]

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THE GREEN REGION OF EUROPE

Abruzzo has been defined as the “Green Eegion of Europe” due to the great heritage of biodiversity it enshrines and the breadth of its protected territory: more than a third of which is safeguarded by 3 national Parks, one protected marine area, one regional Park, 14 state reserves, 25 regional reserves and 7 Parks with […]

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CALENDAR/From MIA to the ROME FILM FEST

CALENDAR/From MIA to the ROME FILM FEST

Today it is important that Film Commissions can act in accordance with their new role as all-round developmental levers for the theatrical and audiovisual sector, not just as support structures during filming”. The words of Cristina Priarone, director of the Roma Lazio Film Commission, also clarify the vocation of the structure she heads and the […]

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CARTOON FORUM/Over 1000 participants to celebrate 30 years of animation

There were no fireworks at the 30th edition of Cartoon Forum, but the European TV animation rendezvous has exceeded the threshold of 1000 participants, including 280 international buyers. There were two Italian projects at the eighth Toulousian edition from September 16 to 19, both the protagonists of pitches that registered a full house of professionals. […]

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SCENARIOS/The Italian Cartoon Challenge

After celebrating twenty years of activity last year, bringing home some important results including an enhanced tax credit which has been raised to 30%, Cartoon Italia, the national Association of animation producers, has continued its actions in support of the sector with a series of interventions. The challenge laid down by the Italian Film Commissions […]

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SHOWLAB/From production to international distribution

The last two years have been very important for the development of the activities of the television production company Showlab, with the acquisition of a share of the company by the Giochi Preziosi Group, the leading toy brand on the Italian market and the strategic alliance, in terms of production and licensing activities, with the […]

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STUDIO CAMPEDELLI/A 360° market presence

Today we have a creative group that is perfectly integrated with the spirit that pervades the studio and allows us to handle, with diligence and enthusiasm, new types of activity such as feature-length movies for the cinema circuit and the web world”, says Pietro Campedelli, doyen of Italian animation producers and founder of the studio […]

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GRAPHILM/Middle School sitcom

#LeMedie (#IntheMiddle), a 52×11′ sitcom for the demanding 7-12 target group is the new project by Graphilm based on the series of books of the same name by Annalisa Strada, published by Giunti Editore.In middle school every tiny element of your existence becomes a giant problem and this is where the idea came from for […]

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MONDO TV/Live Action and Animation

Mondo TV is bringing a rich selection of titles to Mipcom 2019 that are already established or about to be launched, with a strong emphasis on adventures that focus on ecology and on the web stars followed by teenagers. “We are expecting a very lively Mipcom where the growing strength of Mondo TV will be […]

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RAI RAGAZZI/Maximizing national talent

RAI RAGAZZI/Maximizing national talent

With dozens of channels, SVOD services, YouTube and online games, there has never been such a plentiful offering for children and teenagers. The public broadcaster wants to offer the best international production, but above all to propose original programs, maximizing the talents of the domestic industry and its own production studios, fully aware of media’s […]

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VENEZIA 76/Venice too

VENEZIA 76/Venice too

From August 28 to September 7, Venezia 76 is expected to carry out a truly difficult task at the Lido: to compete against itself following the success of the last edition with its trail of Oscars. Alberto Barbera is not skimping on labels again this year while accentuating the traditional understatement. After filing away the “trends”, […]

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VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE/Immersion in the market

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE/Immersion in the market

The Venice Production Bridge is becoming increasingly faithful to its name. The Venice Film Festival market returns for its sixth edition from August 29 to September 3 with a new organizational layout for the spaces that satisfies “the desire to reconnect various places and create bridges between the new and old protagonists of the Venice industry […]

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DIGITAL FICTION FESTIVAL/Liguria presents

DIGITAL FICTION FESTIVAL/Liguria presents

The creative inspiration was “Rosy Abate”, “a gamble that was won thanks to the determination of Beniamino Catena, a director who is very fond of the Finale Ligure area and decided to bring a Mafia story here, relaunching our region in Italy and in all the other countries where the drama has been sold”. And Walter Iuzzolino, […]

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LONDON/A World of good regions

LONDON/A World of good regions

Focus –The Meeting Place for International Productions is coming back to London, next December 3 and 4 2019, with a reinforced and promising fifth edition that pays greater attention to the post-production, gaming and animation industries. “We are going to try to cater more for all these parts of the industry, while keeping on doing our […]

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PESCARA/Abruzzo goes to Hollywood

The creation of an Abruzzo Film Commission Advisory Board in North America (AFCAB) has finally obtained the go-ahead from Mauro Febbo, councilman for Economic, Tourism, Cultural, and Entertainment Activi-ties for the Abruzzo Region Government), and is now proceeding at full speed. The AFCAB will be made up of talented individuals of Abruzzese origin from the U.S. and Canada […]

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NETHERLANDS/Amidst the Opera, Arts and Soccer

It is a well-known fact (acknowledged as a positive development in a traditionally male context) that the 2019 women’s soccer World Cup aroused keen interest at all latitudes and that television channels obtained amazing audiences. Suffice it to remember that in Great Britain 6.1 million spectators watched the game between England and Scotland and as […]

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CALABRIA/Waiting for James Bond

CALABRIA/Waiting for James Bond

Young talents grow up in Calabria and contribute to livening up a season that is already crammed with sets like never before. The merit for this goes to the Calabria Film Commission Fund that helped them make the ‘leap’ from shorts to feature length debuts, and to the new Cinema Law that offers guarantees of greater stability […]

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ITALY FOR MOVIES/Here's the new App

ITALY FOR MOVIES/Here’s the new App

The Italy for Movies App, previewed at the last Cannes Film Festival and released during the Venice Film Festival, is finally available for all iOS and Android mobile devices. Designed, at the moment, in Italian and English with the possibility of adding other languages, it has a menu that makes it possible to access the […]

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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/The second time for Martone LAZIO/Cinecittà’s hot summer EMILIA ROMAGNA/At the Lido with Amelio SOUTH TYROL/In Venice with Rossetto TRENTINO/International Series TOSCANA/The Brilliant friend in Pisa

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LAZIO/Cinecittà's hot summer

LAZIO/Cinecittà’s hot summer

It has been a particularly hot summer for audiovisual production in the Lazio Region with lots of active sets both inside and outside the Cinecittà Studios.Anzio, Tor Caldara, Caetani Castle and the Vineyards of Val Visciolo in Sermoneta in the province of Latina are the locations chosen by Terence Malick for his new movie “The […]

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CAMPANIA/The Second time for Martone

CAMPANIA/The Second time for Martone

Naples will once again be the protagonist of the Venice Film Festival with “The Mayor of Rione Sanità” by Mario Martone who is in competition for the Golden Lion for the second year running. In the meantime, the panorama of TV series that are being filmed in the city with the support of the Film Commission Regione […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/At the Lido with Amelio

EMILIA ROMAGNA/At the Lido with Amelio

The Emilia Romagna Film Commission will be at the Interna- tional Venice Film, Festival with three productions supported by the Audiovisual Fund. “My brother chases dinosaurs”, Stefano Ciprani’s debut work dramatized by Bologna’s Fabio Bonifacci, realized in collaboration with Giacomo Mazzariol, the author of the bestseller of the same name published by Einaudi, will be at Giornate […]

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SOUTH TYROL/In Venice with Rossetto

SOUTH TYROL/In Venice with Rossetto

There will be two Italian movies at the next Venice Film Festival that have been realized with the contribution of the South Tyrol’s IDM Film Fund & Commission. Competing in Orizzonti/ Horizon will be “Sole”, the first work by Carlo Sironi, produced by Kino produzioni with Rai Cinema in coproduction with the Polish Lava Films and supported by IDM in the […]

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TRENTINO/International Series

TRENTINO/International Series

Filming came to an end in June, in Trentino, on the cinema movie “La volta buona” directed by Vincenzo Marra, produced by Lotus Production (Leone Film Group) and TIMVISION and supported by the Trentino Film Commission. The TV series “Sanctuary”, a Yellow Bird, StudioCanal, Zodiak Media production, directed by Oskar Thor Axelsson and Enrico Maria Artale is also set in Trentino. […]

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TUSCANY/The Brilliant Friend in Pisa

TUSCANY/The Brilliant Friend in Pisa

The set of “My Brilliant Friend”, the HBO-Rai-Timvision TV series directed by Saverio Costanzo is also coming to Pisa. In fact the Tuscan university town is the place where Elena, one of the two protagonists of the novels by Ferrante, goes to study. The production (Wildside and Fandango with Umedia) did some location scouting during the summer […]

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CANNES/Notre Dame du Cinema

CANNES/Notre Dame du Cinema

READ ALSO: PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE IS 20 YEARS OLD60TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE OLDEST FILM MARKETMEDIA/WOMEN AND CREATIVITYFOUR MOVIES FOR THE TORINO FILM LAB The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens on May 14th with “The Dead don’t die”, the new movie by Jim Jarmusch: the title could also be an affectionate epitaph-caption to this year’s poster […]

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INTERNATIONALIZATION 1/Beyond Borders

READ ALSO: INTERNATIONALIZATION 2/A Control Booth The data from the first ANICA report on the Italian film industry released last month, “Cinema and Audiovisuals: the impact for employment and growth in Italy” confirm that cinema and audiovisuals are an important resource – even economically – for our country, with indicators comparable to other production sectors.In fact, they […]

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GENOVA LIGURIA FILM COMMISSION/The quality of numbers

GENOVA LIGURIA FILM COMMISSION/The quality of numbers

READ ALSO: ANDREA BENVEDUTI/We are backing young Talents THE FUND/From May 30th the second Call With a record 2018 and an extremely positive start to 2019, the Genova-Liguria Film Commission is preparing to celebrate its 20 years of activity with great optimism. In 2018 the number of productions that chose to use the region as a set […]

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CALABRIA/Places are Stories

READ ALSO: THE FUND/The Second Call to be announced in Cannes The fact that Jonas Carpignano is at Cannes this year, this time as a member of the jury for the Semaine de la Critique, is grounds for satisfaction for the Italian movie industry but, above all, for Calabria and its Film Commission which, together with the director of “A […]

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SARDINIA/A very animated Region

SARDINIA/A very animated Region

The Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission will be focusing on animation over the next few years as a driving sector for boosting and expanding audiovisuals in Sardinia and for promoting the region. We talk to the director, Nevina Satta, about animation projects. Solicited by Cartoon Italia, the national association of animated content producers,Cartoon Digital will be arriving in Italy […]

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WORLD MOVIE THEATERS/Italian Sounding

Cannes: time for the latest news and for stock-taking. For example, regarding the presence of Italian films in European cinemas. The study MEDIA Salles has carried out again this year on the most widely viewed Italian titles now regards 30 markets: a picture that ranges from Iceland to Georgia, the United Kingdom to Russia, including large and small […]

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LIBRARIES/Sets to be explored

Italy has 105 Centers in the National Librarian System that refer to almost 6,400 libraries and cultural institutes belonging to various bodies or private citizens. However, unlike in other countries, cinema has explored very few of them. In “Angels and Demons” (2009) while Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, attempts to solve a mystery in […]

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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: PUGLIA/At the Producers’ Network in Cannes SOUTH TYROL/RACCONTI#8 LAZIO/Coproductions with Israel TUSCANY/The year of Leonardo EMILIA ROMAGNA/New Series on the Way FGV/A Shower of Stars VALLE D’AOSTA/Diabolik at Courmayeur

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LAZIO/A Coproductions with Israel

To incentivize coproductions between Italy and Israel: this is the aim of the protocol for carrying out actions for the development of screenplays that support Italy – ISRAEL coproductions, which will be signed on May 18th in the Italian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival by the Roma Lazio Film Commission and the Rabinovich Foundation for the […]

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PUGLIA/At the Producers’ Network in Cannes

Following last year’s success, the Apulia Film Commission (AFC) will once again be animating the final evening of the Producers’ Network on May 21st with an original co-branding initiative called Music on the Rocks. In the Italian Pavilion the AFC will also hold the presentation of the next edition of the Apulia Film Forum and its funds for supporting […]

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SOUTH TYROL/RACCONTI#8

The open call for applying to RACCONTI #8, the Script Lab organized every year by South Tyrol’s IDM Film Fund & Commission dedicated to the development of original concepts for the storytelling of international series is online until May 31st 2019. The scriptwriters and directors accepted (a maximum of three teams will be selected, six filmmakers in all) […]

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FVG/A Shower of Stars

Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman: a shower of stars has invaded Trieste which from April 17th to 27th hosted the set of the feature movie “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” produced by Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Campbell Grobman Films, Maximum Effort and MP Filmska. Between April and May Trieste, along with San Vito al Torre and […]

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TUSCANY/The year of Leonardo

In the first months of 2019 Tuscany witnessed a succession of productions dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci in the year celebrating five hundred years since his death which were filmed with the support of the Toscana Film Commission in the main holy places and historic palazzos involved in the life of Leonardo Da Vinci such as the […]

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EMILIA ROMAGNA/New Series on the Way

The sets of two important television series are on their way to Emilia Romagna: casting is being completed on “Three steps over Heaven” based on the eponymous novel by Federico Moccia which was made into a movie by Luca Lucini in 2004. The series for young adults produced by Cattleya will be filmed in the provinces of […]

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VALLE D'AOSTA/Diabolik at Courmayeur

VALLE D’AOSTA/Diabolik at Courmayeur

“Diabolik”, the new movie by the Manetti Bros. will be set in Courmayeur. The brothers recently carried out an on site visit to the Aosta Valley looking for locations. The movie was written by the Manetti brothers, scriptwriter Michelangelo La Neve and Mario Gomboli, director of the Astorina and historic curator of the comic strip […]

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INTERNATIONALIZATION 2/A Control Booth

Internationalization is a very long word for an activity that is as complex as it is valuable to our audiovisual industry, the health of which has always had to take into account an adequate presence on international markets. We discussed internationalization with Roberto Stabile, head of international relations at ANICA and coordinator of the ICE (Italian Trade Agency) audiovisual desks […]

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THE FUND/The Second Call to be launched in Cannes

With resources amounting to a total of € 1,350,000, last January the first public notice for supporting cinema and television productions for the year 2019 was published. The amount is divided up as follows: € 1,100,000 for films and television dramas; € 160,000 for documentaries; € 90,000 for shorts. The on-line call, available on the […]

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ANDREA BENVEDUTI/We are backing young talents

“Liguria is something else”: this is the claim of the promotional campaign devised by the Regional Government of Liguria as a gesture after the events that struck the region in 2018: snappy posters in Italian airports and international newspapers show people that the Region has lots more to offer beyond the picture postcard image of […]

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THE FUND/From May 30th the Second Call

The second round for 2019 of the new Open Call in support of companies and audiovisual projects which will be filmed in Liguria will be open from May 30th to June 28th. It should be remembered that there are two submeasures in the open call dedicated to the production of audiovisuals. The first, dedicated to […]

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FOUR MOVIES FOR THE TORINO FILM LAB

This year there will be four movies at the Cannes Film Festival bearing the Torino Film Lab ‘brand’: in addition to the already mentioned “Port Authority” in Un Certain Regard (see article), there are two inside the Semaine de la Critique, and one in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Competing in the Semaine will be “Abou Leila”, […]

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MEDIA/Women and Creativity

This year will again include an intensive calendar of MEDIA initiatives at Cannes from May 19th to 22nd. Worth mentioning is the day dedicated to women in cinema (Women on the Move, Sunday 19th, at the MEDIA stand) featuring a conversation with Carla Simon, director of Summer 1993 (Making your first film a success, 3.30 […]

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60th ANNIVERSARY FOR THE OLDEST FILM MARKET

The Marché du Film celebrates its 60th anniversary: the The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, held concomitantly withthe Cannes Film Festival, this year from May 14th to 23rd, which features a 23% increase in registrations compared to last year. This year the customary Producers Network, Doc Corner, Industry Workshops and NEXT programs […]

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PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE IS 20 YEARS OLD

Celebrating the 20th edition of EFP Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival, EFP (European Film Promotion) will be presenting 20 up-and- coming producers from throughout Europe. The enterprising young filmmakers have qualified for the high-profile program by producing award-winning feature films in their home country and having first experiences of international coproductions. […]

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CANNES/A French touch for MIPTV

CANNES/A French touch for MIPTV

There will be a French Touch to MIP- TV, next April 8, the Cannes entertainment market inside the second edition of CanneSeries which promises to be the longest and biggest week in television, as defined by Laurine Garaude, Reed MIDEM’s director of television. A partnership that brings public and industry together and which follows the evolutions: “on the one […]

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PREVIEW/Unique Pieces

PREVIEW/Unique Pieces

“Broken Pieces” is the television series directed by Cinzia TH Torrini, co-produced by Indiana Production with Rai Com. The series – 12 x 50’ episodes spread over 6 evenings – which is expected to be aired next fall, will be a mixture of genres interweaving a contemporary generational story that features a social drama and thriller. But […]

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RAI RAGAZZI/Very serious Series

RAI RAGAZZI/Very serious Series

Read also: RAI COM/Turin-Cannes Return Rai Ragazzi arrives at MipTV (and at Cartoons on the Bay, from April 11 to 13 in Turin) with a package brimming with new titles that tackle the most diverse topics. “Jams” stands out amongst these – the first series for kids about the sexual abuse of minors. Ten episodes have already been aired […]

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PREVIEW/Cartoons under the Mole

PREVIEW/Cartoons under the Mole

The twenty-third edition of Cartoons on the Bay, held for the third year in Turin (Museo Nazionale Del Risorgimento Italiano, Palazzo Carignano, April 11-13): we talk to director Roberto Genovesi about the main fixtures of the event which was born in Amalfi, Campania in 1997, then migrated to Positano and subsequently moved up the Peninsula (Tigullio and […]

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TUSCANY/La Compagnia from Docs to Festivals

Italy will be the country in focus at the next edition of Hot Docs, the most important documentary festival in America to be held in Toronto from April 25 to May 5: some of the most interesting recently produced titles will also appear under the spotlight, accompanied by the filmmakers. This tribute follows the intensification […]

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ITALY FOR MOVIES/Cinema for Cultural Assets

ITALY FOR MOVIES/Cinema for Cultural Assets

Read  also: CULTURAL LOCATIONS/Good Practices One of the most evocative sequences of “The Great Beauty” (2013) by Paolo Sorrentino takes us on a nighttime tour of some of the most beautiful buildings in Romeincluding the Capitoline Museums inside Palazzo Nuovo, leading us to the Aventino, to the famous keyhole from which it is possible to see the Dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral in the […]

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PIEDMONT/An all-round strategy

The Film Commission Torino Piemonte (FCTP) was one of the first to open its doors almost twenty years ago. It was the first to equip itself with economic incentives in addition to sup- plying services before, during and after filming in the region. “We believe that 2018 brought to light the first results of a change […]

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MARCHE/Land of Animation d’Auteur

The only Italian presence at the Oscars 2019 leads to the Marche region, under the banner of animation: in fact, cartoonist Sara Pichelli, originally from Sant’Elpidio, participated in the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” project -which won the prized statue for the best animated feature film. This news once again turns the spotlight on to the long-running […]

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A CALL FOR ANIMATION PROJECTS

There’s time until April 30 to present animation projects related to the Bando POR MARCHE FESR 2014/2020 “Filiera Cineaudiovisiva”-Cine- audiovisual Production Chain Open Call, published by the Marche Region, with a total allocation of €1,200,000. The contribution which can be distributed for each project amounts to a maximum of € 300,000 for films and TV […]

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CULTURAL LOCATIONS/Good practices

The valorization of our country’s cultural heritage through cinema and audiovisuals is a possible yet very demanding mission. This topic was covered last March in Rome at the seminar entitled “Cultural and audiovisual locations: instruments of valorization, State-regional partnerships and good practices”, an event that was part of the official calendar of Open Administration Week organized by […]

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FGV/Focus Asia at the FEFF

FGV/Focus Asia at the FEFF

The third edition of FOCUS ASIA, the All Genres Project Market dedicated to “the films of tomorrow” with a strong co-production and co-financing potential in Europe or in Asia, will be held from April 30 to May 2 2019 inside the 21st edition of the Far East Film Festival. It will bring over 200 professionals from all over the […]

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PROJECT CHINA/Three years of collaboration

PROJECT CHINA/Three years of collaboration

MiBAC and MiSE’s Project China has been operating for three years.It is strongly characterized by the method: an ongoing debate with Chinese counterparts both on an institutional level (Film Bureau and the China Film Co-production Corporation, the Central Cinema Archive) as well as with regard to entrepreneurs (producers and distributors), with monthly meetings.The fluidity of the relationship which is useful […]

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RAI COM/Turin-Cannes Return

RAI COM/Turin-Cannes Return

April will be a month packed with international commitments for RAI COM which arrives at MIPTV after welcoming around 120 buyers to Turin to whom it proposed its line up at the traditional Screenings (held from 3 to 6 April). This is particularly evident with regard to kids’ products which, after the Cannes Market, will […]

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LOCATIONS/News from the Italian Film Commission

The sets of films and tv production which are being supported by the Italian Film Commission: LIGURIA/Petra Delicato in Genoa  Valle D’Aosta/Tourists on the sets TRENTINO/Animation generates new companies  TUSCANY/Garrone films Pinocchio CAMPANIA/My Brilliant Friend 2

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LIGURIA/Petra Delicato in Genoa

LIGURIA/Petra Delicato in Genoa

Filming began last March in Genova, with the support of theGenova Liguria Film Commission, on the TV series “Petra” inspired by the famous detective from Barcelona, Petra Delicato, created in the mid Nineties by writer Alicia Giménez-Bartlett and successfully brought to Italy by Sellerio. Four female detective stories directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi, a Sky original project […]

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Valle D'Aosta/Tourists on the sets

Valle D’Aosta/Tourists on the sets

Filming is in progress in Aosta on the third season of the famous TV series “Rocco Schiavone” directed by Simone Spada, which will consist of four episodes, the first two based on short stories and the second two on the novel “Fate il vostro gioco” by Antonio Manzini. In addition to the standard places around […]

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TRENTINO/Animation generates new companies

TRENTINO/Animation generates new companies

Five quality animation projects are receiving support from the Film Fund of the Trentino Film Commission (TFC). Gruppo Alcuni is producing the “Leo Da Vinci” TV series, 52 x 13’ episodes co-produced by Rai Ragazzi with the German broadcaster HR, Cosmos Maya andAll Rights Entertainment about the young Leo who, in the second half of the 15th century, leaves Vinci to go to Florence […]

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TUSCANY/Garrone films Pinocchio

Filming began mid March in Tuscany on the new film by Matteo Garrone, “Pinocchio”, filmed in Val d’Orcia, in particular in the splendid Tenuta La Fratta in Sinalunga, where the village of Geppetto – played by Roberto Benigni – will be reconstructed. The film is an international Italy-France co-production by Archimede Film with Rai Cinema and Le Pacte, in association with Recorded […]

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CAMPANIA/My Brilliant Friend 2

Shooting is currently taking place in Campania on the second season of “My Brilliant Friend”, the Rai-HBO TV series based on the successful novels by Elena Ferrante. It is filmed in the “neighborhood” that has been reconstructed in Caserta, which has now been expanded, in the old city center of Naples (with the historic Palazzo Gravina where […]

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LOMBARDY/Made in Italy on La Croisette

“Made in Italy”, the first TV series about the birth of Italian fashion in the ‘70s, to be broadcast on Canale 5 next fall, will be presented to the international distributors attending the MIP Drama Buyers Club at MIPTV in Cannes.The series was mainly filmed in Milan at the end of 2018 (at the Triennale, […]

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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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THE INTERVIEW/Lin J. Nafei, between Italy and China

THE INTERVIEW/Lin J. Nafei, between Italy and China