Category: WESTERN EUROPE

News about audiovisual in western Europe region (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Malta, etc)

Spain / €100,000 allocated for broadcasting production in the Balearic islands

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On September 3rd the Ministries of Tourism and of Culture signed an agreement to work together to make the archipelago attractive for filming. €100,000 has been allocated to support broadcasting production. The agreement was signed by Bel Busquets, vice-president of the Balearic Islands’ government and regional minister for innovation, research and tourism, and Fanny Tur, …

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Italy / HBO co-produces a series with RAI

My brilliant friend

HBO American Pay TV channel, which produces many series, is making a co-production with RAI and Wildside – an adaptation of a novel by Elena Ferrante about two young Neapolitans in the 1950’s. It will be the first series produced by HBO in a language other than English. It is directed by the Italian Saverio …

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Italy / 75th Venice International Film Festival

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For its 75th edition, the Venice Biennale turned towards digital with a dedicated platform allowing film enthusiasts from all over the world to “be present” at previews on the web. Creative Europe MEDIA organized a forum for European film, held within the precincts of the festival. The forum brought together film industry representatives and politicians …

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Spain / The Audiovisual Madrid Association fights for the integration of people with disabilities

The Audiovisual Madrid Association (AMA) has signed a collaboration agreement with Plena Inclusión Madrid, a group of organisations for people with intellectual disabilities, to help them find training and employment in the film and television industry. Plena Inclusión Madrid’s CEO, Efe Javier Luengo, pointed out that the employment ratio of people with intellectual disabilities is …

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Italy / The Fashion Film Festival Milan introduces a category on sustainable fashion

The fifth edition of the Fashion Film Festival Milan, taking place from September 20th to 25th at the Anteo Palazzo del Cinema, will coincide with the city’s Fashion Week. This year the festival will be highlighting sustainable fashion. The festival organizers, headed by Constanza Cavalli Etro, are presenting a new category: “Best Green Fashion Film”. …

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France / 29th FIDMarseille

Every year in early July, FIDMarseille (Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille), directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm, offers a programme of 150 films to nearly 25,000 spectators in cinemas, theatres, libraries, art galleries and outdoor amphitheatres across Marseille. The festival presents a large number of documentary films as well as dramas. FIDMarseille includes FIDLab, giving support …

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France / Pre-release screening in Marseilles of the series “Noces Rouges”

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The first three episodes of the series “Noces Rouges” (Red Weddings) were screened at 7pm on July 12th, at the Prado cinema in Marseilles, with some of the actors present. Written by Jeanne Le Guillou and Bruno Dega and directed by Marwen Abdallah, the series’ opening scenes show a young woman, Sandra, preparing for her …

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