From April the provinces of Parma and Ferrara will be hosting the new Sky series “Floating Coffins” which marks Pupi Avati’s return to the horror genre with a story inspired by an item of news.
Produced by DueA with the support of the Emilia Romagna Film Commission, the series will also be filmed in a location dear to enthusiasts of this genre: Comacchio and the surrounding area, previously the set for Avati’s cult noir “The House of the Laughing Windows”.
At the beginning of April the Ferrara area is expecting the arrival of Antonio Banderas who will play Ferruccio Lamborghini in the biopic inspired by the book in which his son Tonino describes his father’s great passion for cars. The director is Bobby Moresco (who won an Oscar for the screenplay of “Crash”) and is produced by the Ambi Media Group.
The renewed interest in audiovisuals is confirmed by the growing international visibility of
Emilia Romagna which will be in competition with two titles at Visions du Reel, the documentary film festival held in Nyon, Switzerland, from 13th to 21st April.
They are: “Almost No- thing| Cern: Experimental City”, by Anna de Manincor, produced by ZimmerFrei, (in co-production with Bologna’s Bo Film, France’s Tita Productions, and Belgium’s Associate Directors) distributed in the fall by I Wonder Pictures, and “Storie del dormiveglia”, by Luca Magi which opens the doors of the Rostom reception center for homeless people managed in Bologna by Piazza Grande. The film, produced by Claudio Giapponesi for Kiné, was realized in association with Piazza Grande, in collaboration with the Italian-British production house Vezfilm, and the Antoniano of Bologna.
Finally the value of the new open calls aimed at productions, development and festivals for 2018 amounts to € 3,158,000: the first call for national and international productions expires on 11th April while the second will remain open from 4th July to 4th September. The deadline for development projects is 30th April.