Category: WESTERN EUROPE

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

France-Italy-Germany / France Télévisions, Rai TV and ZDF create “Alliance”

At the “Series Mania” festival in Lille, France Télévisions, Rai and ZDF announced they are creating a pan-European broadcasting group, Alliance, which will offer viewers high budget drama series. For Delphine Ernotte, chair of France Televisions, Europe must “take advantage of [its] strengths, [its] diversity and [its] incredible cultural wealth” to compete with large groups …

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France / Ajaccio’s second festival of films from North Africa

Organized by the People’s Association of Tunisians in Corsica and Friends, the second festival of “Cinéma du Mahgreb” is being held in Ajaccio from May 12th to 20th. The 24 scheduled films focus on different issues current in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (Libya is not part of the festival this year): the status of women, …

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Italy / Rai keeps the broadcasting rights for the Coppa Italia

Rai TV, in competition with Mediaset, has managed to keep the broadcasting rights and live broadcast exclusivity for the Coppa Italia, the national football competition, for the period 2018-2021. The Italian public broadcasting group will pay 35.5 million euros a year – a 60% increase over the previous period. Rai Chief Executive Mario Orfeo said …

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Italy / 22nd “Cartoons on the Bay”

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For the second year running Turin hosted “Cartoons on the Bay”, an international festival of cross-media animation and children’s television from April 12th to 14th. The event was organized by Rai Com and sponsored by Rai, with the Piedmontese Region also very involved in the project. The festival programme this year was very varied – …

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Spain / 33rd Valencia International Film Festival

The 33rd Valencia International Film Festival will be held from June 22nd to 29th. Organized by the city’s cultural institute, the festival’s aim is to bring out emerging talents and be a showcase for international films made by young people. Nearly 1,000 films from more than 50 countries have been submitted for either the short …

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France / 20th Grasse Film Festival

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The Grasse Film Festival was held from April 17th to 20th. Of the nearly 750 films sent in from many countries, 7 short and 9 feature films were screened, including 5 having a first showing. The idea for the festival came in 1999 during a training course for high school students led by film critic …

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Italy / The CEO of Rai Cinema presents the latest co-productions

Paolo Del Brocco, CEO of Rai Cinema gave a press conference on April 11th to present the group’s international co-productions. In particular, he cited productions with prestigious directors: “Everybody Knows” with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, his first film in Spanish; “Il peccato” with Russian director Andrei Konchalovskye and “Opera senza autore” with German director Florian …

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