direttore Paolo Di Maira


The annual meeting of Cine-Regio, the European Network of Film and Audiovisual Funds was held in Fiuggi last November.

Cine-Regio is comprised of 48 film funds from 14 European countries: its members bring total annual funding to audiovisuals of around € 200 million. The members for Italy are the Apulia Film Commission, the Fondo Audiovisivo FVG (Audiovisual Fund), IDM Süd Tirol Alto Adige, the Sardegna Film Commission, the Trentino Film Commission and the Roma Lazio Film Commission.

The event in Fiuggi, dedicated to to discussing the latest news about funds, green set themes and the new strategic development lines for international audiovisuals, was organized by the Roma Lazio Film Commission in collaboration with the Regione Lazio and Ass.For.SEO.

This was the first time that the meeting had been held in Italy and it is symbolic that playing host was the Lazio film commission which has always identified internationalization and, in particular, co-production, as a lever of development for the whole sector.

Remaining on topic, we are pleased to register that the Italian Trade Agency ITA-ICE, Cinecittà – Luce and MiBACT [Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism] will also be attending Focus, the young London event now in its fourth edition which has already become an unmissable rendezvous for European film commissions.

A sign that Italian film commissions, already present in force last year in London, have acted as trailblazers: a result that would have been unthinkable until just a few years ago when these regional entities featured among the closing credits of big international events.
Further confirmation of the new climate comes from Berlin, where the European Film Market, in collaboration with the European Film Commission Network, launched EFM Landmark, the new business platform for film commissions and producers. It will be making its debut on February 24 and 25 2020 inside the Berlinale’s Co-production Market.

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