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IFC the Association of the Italian Film Commissions and Italy for Movies, the one-stop shop for locations and incentives, present the opportunities for
international productions in Italy. With representatives of Italian Film Commissions.


Rome Film Fest, 15th edition, has finally been confirmed and will take place from 15 to 25 October at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

As previously announced in agreement with Fondazione Cinema per Roma’s Founding Members and Board of Directors, the final dates have been approved and confirmed.

To submit your film and find our rules and regulations please visit our website until August 5th.

The official selection is composed of independent films, genre productions, the work of renowned authors, of emerging filmmaking talents, research and experimentation, cinema with a clear vocation for entertainment, animated films, visual art and documentaries.

Alongside the official selection (films will run for the BNL People’s Choice Award), the Rome Film Fest will present public encounters, masterclasses, retrospectives, special events, re-editions of film classics, as well as an exclusive selection with the aim of offering quality and excellence in every form of film expression.

For the sixth year, Antonio Monda is the artistic director and the members of the Selection Committee are: Richard Peña, Giovanna Fulvi, Alberto Crespi, Francesco Zippel and Valerio Carocci.

The Auditorium Parco della Musica is confirmed as the main venue of the event, but the Fest will involve the rest of the Capital city as well, presenting screenings and public encounters in many cinemas of the city and in other forms and screening methods.

For more information please contact us:

Small Municipalities and Paths of Italy: presentation on 17 June with the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini

On June 17, 2020 Symbola Foundation presents the research work “Small Municipalities and Paths of Italy” in the presence of the Minister of MiBCT, Dario Franceschini, and the IFEL President, Guido Castelli, in dialogue with President Symbola Ermete Realacci.

After having told the Italian Small Municipalities through the typical PDO / PGI and the Apennines, Symbola, in collaboration with the IFEL Foundation, explores the “Cammini d’Italia” to analyze the value and richness of the Small Municipalities: real sites of cultural diversity and territorial, where hospitality becomes a resource, sustainability is transformed into a push for growth and identity is transformed into competitiveness. Within this network, the Cammini d’Italia are configured as a network of paths that connects traditions, nature and beauty, economy on a human scale and short-chain food, pocket multinationals and non-profit associations.
Piccoli Comuni and Cammini d’Italia is a journey consisting of 44 itineraries in 15,400 km which winds along the entire Peninsula and islands, passes through 1,435 municipalities, of which 944 are small (66% of those affected by the network of itineraries), and meets over 2 thousand cultural goods and 179 PDO / PGI productions, 86.6% of the latter in small municipalities.


How will our way of telling reality change and how will the genres of TV story change? Working between creativity and security. Local product vs international co-production: on which scenarios to invest? The role of the independent producer and the relationship with broadcasters and digital platforms, between the demand for new content and the uncertainty of the reopening of the sets. These are some of the issues that we will address on Wednesday 10 June 2020, at 5:00 pm, with some of the protagonists of the audiovisual market on creativity and the production of scripted content, at a crucial stage for the entire Italian audiovisual system.

Nicola De Angelis, CEO & Head of International Co-productions and Development of Fabula Pictures, a company of the Federation Entertainment group that produced the Netflix Baby series, together with Francesca Di Donna, Head of Development & Production of Rodeo Drive, including titles in development the Survivors series, and with Giuseppe Saccà producer of Pepito Produzioni among which titles Favolacce, Hammamet, and the series I wanted to be a rock star and Giannandrea Pecorelli, CEO of Aurora TV – Banijay Group, producer of Il Paradiso delle Signore, yes they will discuss on various issues related to content, production models and the international scenario, in a year that promises to be not without challenges for independent producers all over the world.


The “Italian Film Commissions & Netflix for the Troupe” Fund is dedicated to supporting the workers and crews involved in the Coronavirus pandemic crisis. It is aimed at workers hired in the troupes of audiovisual productions interrupted due to the Covid emergency. 19, according to the criteria established in the regulation available here:

View the Call Rules:

The platform will be active on from 28 May for the submission of applications for contributions that can be sent until 11 June 2020.

The IFC – NETFLIX fund, which amounts to € 1 million, is part of Netflix’s broad global action to support the audiovisual sector hit hard by the health emergency linked to Covid-19. The collaboration with Italian Film Commissions wants to be a concrete sign of proximity to the territory and, thanks to the involvement of the regional Film Commissions, it allows to reach the operators of the audiovisual sector throughout the Italian territory, which expresses professionals of great talent, professionalism and creativity.

Cappuccino with the Italians

Sunday, 23rd February – 9.00-1030 am
Italian Pavilion, MGB, Stand 03/C7

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Oscar Nominations 2020

Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” a comic-book origin story about Batman’s biggest foe, scored a leading 11 Oscar nominations on Monday, including best picture, best director for Phillips and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

Martin Scorsese’s mob epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s ode to Los Angeles “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes’ war drama “1917” followed close behind with 10 nods a piece. Those films, along with “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story” and “Parasite” will compete for best picture.

Female filmmakers were entirely shut out of the best director race. Along with Phillips, the nominees include Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Mendes for “1917,” Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite.”

The Academy Awards will air live Feb. 9 on ABC.

Here is the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations:

Best Picture:
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Lead Actor:
Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Lead Actress:
Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Supporting Actor:
Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Supporting Actress:
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Animated Feature:
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Dean DeBlois
“I Lost My Body,” Jeremy Clapin
“Klaus,” Sergio Pablos
“Missing Link,” Chris Butler
“Toy Story 4,”  Josh Cooley

Animated Short:
“Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
“Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
“Memorable,” Bruno Collet
“Sister,” Siqi Song

Adapted Screenplay:
“The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi
“Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:
“Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
“Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
“1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han

“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
“1917,” Roger Deakins
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

Best Documentary Feature:
“American Factory,” Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar
“The Cave,” Feras Fayyad
“The Edge of Democracy,” Petra Costa
“For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov

Best Documentary Short Subject:
“In the Absence,” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger
“Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson and John Haptas
“St. Louis Superman,” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
“Walk Run Cha-Cha,” Laura Nix

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur
“Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat
“The Neighbors’ Window,” Marshall Curry
“Saria,” Bryan Buckley
“A Sister,” Delphine Girard

Best International Feature Film:
“Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho

Film Editing:
“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Sound Editing:
“Ford v Ferrari,” Don Sylvester
“Joker,” Alan Robert Murray
“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Wylie Stateman
“Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker,” Matthew Wood, David Acord

Sound Mixing:
“Ad Astra”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Production Design:
“The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
“1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
“Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee

Original Score:
“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams

Original Song:
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4”
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”
“I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough”
“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2”
“Stand Up,” “Harriet”

Makeup and Hair:
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

Costume Design:
”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
“Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
“Joker,” Mark Bridges
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips

Visual Effects:
“Avengers Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

(cit. Variety)


There are many financing opportunities available for the film and audiovisual industry in Calabria. Information can be found online, on site of the Calabria Film Commission website. Thanks to the Regional Law 21/2019 “Interventi regionali per il sistema del cinema e dell’audiovisivo in Calabria (Regional interventions in support of the cinema and audiovisual industry in Calabria)”, these opportunities offer grants for:

  • The establishment of film festivals, exhibitions and screenings, and awards in the territory of the Region of Calabria;
  • Support for cultural associations and film clubs in the territory of the Region of Calabria;
  • Support for programming of art films in the territory of the Region of Calabria;
  • Support for the creation of networks to connect cinema theatres in the territory of the Region of Calabria.

Resources earmarked for the establishment of film festivals, exhibitions and screenings, and awards in the Region of Calabria amount to €357,500. The maximum grant available for festivals is €30,000; for screenings and reviews €15,000, and for awards €10,000. The amount assigned must not exceed 70% of the total cost of initiative.

Financial support for cultural associations and film clubs amounts to €192,500, with a maximum grant of €19,250 that must not exceed 80% of the overall cost of the initiative.

Contributions to support the programming of art films in the area amount to a total of €70,000: those organizing may receive up to a maximum of €3,500.

Support for the creation of networks between cinema theatres in the Region of Calabria amounts to €30,000 with a maximum grant of €10,000 per initiative.

The application deadlines are: 8 March for Festivals, Screenings and Awards and 6 February for all other sections.

(cit. Italy For Movies)

Submissions for the 2020 Hot Docs Festival are open.

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.


All submissions:

  • must have been completed after January 1, 2019
  • features and mid-length films must be at minimum Ontario premieres (i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Ontario prior to the 2020 Festival, including broadcast versions of any length or in any language)
  • short films must be at minimum Toronto premieres (i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Toronto prior to the 2020 Festival. Short films available online are considered Toronto premieres.)
  • must not be available online in any form or VOD in any region (this includes DVDs for purchase in any region). Not applicable for short film submissions.
  • must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned (non-English language films may be submitted with an English transcript; however, if selected for Hot Docs, it must be subtitled or dubbed into English at the applicant’s expense)
  • may not have submitted to the Festival previously in any stage of completion (i.e. films that were submitted as rough cuts will not be reconsidered)


Hot Docs accepts Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths and subject matter.

All Hot Docs screening programs are curated and all submissions will be considered by Hot Docs’ programming team.

For the purposes of eligibility and awards consideration, Hot Docs uses the following definitions:

Film Length

  • Feature-Length: 65 minutes or longer
  • Mid-Length: 40 to 65 minutes
  • Short: under 40 minutes

Country of Production and Submission Categories
Submissions to the Festival are divided into two categories:

  • Canadian Submissions: All films produced in Canada and/or directed by Canadian filmmakers. The director must currently reside in Canada with permanent resident status or be able to provide proof of Canadian citizenship. If the film is co-directed, at least one of the directors must meet this criteria.
  • International Submissions: All films produced outside of Canada and directed by non-Canadians

Hot Docs reserves the right to determine which submission category the film will reside in if selected.

Country of Production
The origin of the majority of the film’s financing and/or the film’s key crew members, which can also include the location of significant production support.

Rough Cuts/Fine Cuts
Rough/Fine Cuts: The Festival will only accept one cut of each film for programming consideration. If needed, Hot Docs will request an updated version and will contact those applicants directly.

More information at link:

Film Commission Regione Campania

The present announcement actuates the intervention for “support to businesses in the entertainment sector aimed at creating products that will contribute to the diffusion of knowledge about the culture and tourism offer in the Region” contained in Azione 3.3.2 which outlines financing grants for the creation of cultural productions in the following categories:

  • A) TV and web series
  • B) Films

The total budget, of €3,000,000, will be disbursed as follows:

  • Category A – TV and web series: €2,000,000
  • Category B – Films: €1,000,000

24.01.2020 Categoria A – Opere seriali televisive e web
02.03.2020 Categoria B – Opere Cinematografiche

Film industry branch


Budget for current year


Eligible projects

Feature Film
TV series
Web product


Italian production company
European production company
Italian executive production company


Maximum contribution:Category A – TV and web series

  • €500,000 for projects planned in the region for a period no shorter than 120 days of shooting, or production when referring to animation series (excluding post-production) whose production cost is no less than € 12 mn for live-action and no less than € 3 mn for animated works;
  • €300,000 for projects planned in the region for a period no shorter than 60 days of shooting, or production when referring to animation series (excluding post-production) whose production cost is no less than € 6 mn for live-action and no less than € 1.5 for animated works;
  • €150,000 for projects planned in the region for a period no shorter than 30 days of shooting or production when referring to animation series (excluding post-production) whose production cost is no less than € 3 mn for live-action and no less than € 0.75 for animated works.

Category B – Films

  • €200,000 for projects planned in the region for a period no shorter than 36 days of shoot or production when referring to animation series (excluding post-production) whose production cost is no less than € 2.5 mn for live-action and no less than € 1.5 for animated works;
  • €120,000 projects planned in the region for a period no shorter than 24 days of shoot or production when referring to animation series (excluding post-production) whose production cost is no less than € 0.8 mn for live-action and no less than € 0.5 for animated works.


Maximum quota of production cost


Type of contribution

Non-repayable grants