Roma Lazio Film Commission unveils new €10 million fund to support international co-productions
INDUSTRY / MARKET Italy
by Davide Abbatescianni
– The organization’s effort is aimed at attracting new international film, television, documentary and animation productions
Cristina Priarone, General Director of the Roma Lazio Film Commission and responsible for the Italian Film Commissions
The Roma Lazio Film Commission announced the creation of a new €10 million fund to attract new international film, television, documentary and animation productions to be shot in the Lazio region. The news comes after Sicily recently announced that it would be implementing a similar initiative, worth 10.8 million euros (see the new).
In addition to encouraging the growth of the sector, the measure aims to promote tourism in the region. A committee will evaluate submitted applications, based on a set of eligibility criteria.
“At Roma Lazio Film Commission, we are constantly working on developing international partnerships, promoting the region’s resources and supporting national and international productions. We have always valued and sought to promote the osmosis that operates between the region and other international spaces through this process. It would be unwise to do otherwise in the age of globalization,” said Cristina Priaronedirector general of the Roma Lazio Film Commission and head of Italian Film Commissions.
The funding commitment has been confirmed until 2027 and a total of 70 million euros will be invested. This year, the €10 million allocation will be divided into two funding lists.
Since 2013, the Lazio region has invested more than 150 million euros in supporting the cinematographic and audiovisual sector. Over the past six years, the Roma Lazio Film Commission has granted 60 million euros to 154 productions, involving 220 foreign production teams from more than 30 countries. Some of the supported titles include Nanni Morettiit is Three floors [+see also:
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