Raindance Film Festival: Focus on Italy

Raindance Film Festival, ICE (Italian Trade Agency), ANICA (Italian National Association of Film and Audiovisual Industry) and MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), in partnership with Variety, announce the call for entries to the third Co-Production Forum at Raindance, with a focus on Italy.

UK independent producers, distribution, production and sales companies are invited to join Raindance on this unique opportunity, to meet and partner with Italian producers and create new co-production business opportunities.

Co-Production Forum Opening Talk: In conversation with Italy

Thursday 21 st  September
9.15 am – 9.45 am | Vue West End

Raindance Founder Elliot Grove will briefly join our Italian guests of the day in an onstage talk about why this is
the right time to co-produce with Italy.

Coffee break

9.45 am – 10.15 am | Vue West End

Panel – Co-Production Forum: Focus on Italy

10.15 am -12.15 pm | Vue West End

The Italian System, moderated by Isabel Davis, Head of International at BFI
An overview of the Italian Industry by Roberto Stabile Head of International Department & Events at

The National Funding System by Iole Maria Giannattasio, Coordinator of the research unit – Italian Directorate
General for Cinema – MiBACT

Regional Funds and Services by Stefania Ippoliti President of Italian Films Commissions Association

Case studies

‘The Roma-Lazio Film Commission and its new co-production fund’ by Tina Bianchi, Roma Lazio Film

‘Co-producing with Italy’ a case study by Melissa Parmenter Revolution Films

‘How to tackle Italy as a co-production partner’ a case study by Sarah Pennacchi, Tico Media

Coffee break and Networking with Panelists

12.15 pm -13.00 pm | Vue West End
Q & A with Panelists, and opportunity to network.

Friday 22 nd September
One-to-one meetings with Italian producers
Timing: 10am – 5pm
Century Club


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