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ITALY / The Italian film industry calls on the government to act


After the recent reform of the Media Law (see our article), 21 film and audiovisual unions came together on April 5th to express their anger at government delays in public funding. Nearly 1,500 directors, producers and distributors, plus representatives of all the industry’s professions took part in the meeting. They want the government to issue …

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ITALY / The Italian government reduces streaming platforms’ investment obligations


The Italian government recently announced the reduction of the statutory investment obligations for video-on-demand (VoD) platforms. By modifying the 2021 Media Law, Georgia Meloni’s government has reduced the percentage of turnover which streaming platforms have to invest in European films from 20% to 16%. The change also increases the quota for Italian audiovisual production. Initially …

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ITALY / Creation of Rai Cinema International Distribution

Rai Cinema International Distribution

Rai Cinema and Rai Com have announced the creation of Rai Cinema International Distribution, integrating the two branches of the Italian public broadcaster. The aim of this new company is to optimize the distribution of Rai’s films abroad and to improve the visibility of Italian films worldwide. According to the agreement Rai Cinema will manage …

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ITALY / Ticket sales increase in Italian cinemas


According to Cinetel data two significant increases in the Italian cinema industry marked 2023: a 61.6% increase in revenue (€95.6 million) and a 58.6% increase in the number of admissions compared to 2022. The new figures show the Italian film industry is on an upward curve and stabilizing after the disruptions caused by the pandemic, …

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ITALY / Filming Paola Randi’s “Facciamo tutti centro”


Produced by Fandango, in collaboration with Rai Cinema and the Swiss company Spotlight Media, Paola Randi’s latest feature, Facciamo tutti centro, was filmed in Milan and Rome. Written by Paola Randi and Valia Santella, known for her work on screenplays for the films of Nanni Moretti (Towards a Bright Future, Tre Piani) and Marco Bellocchio …

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ITALY / Winners of the Final Cut in Venice

Biennal de Venise

Created in 2013 as part of the Venice International Film Festival, Final Cut in Venice is a programme supporting the post-production of films from every African country and five Middle Eastern ones: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Every year seven films are selected to participate in the three day programme (this year from September …

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TUNISIA / Harga wins the Best Television Series Award at Italy’s Matera Fiction Fest


Directed by Lassaad Oueslati, the Tunisian series Harga won the Targo d’oro at the first Matera Fiction Fest in Italy, which took place from June 1st to 4th. The first edition of this international festival for television series concentrated on productions from Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy and France. The organisers hope it will …

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