Country Focus: Italy
Apulia Fund more than doubles 2010 budget to €1.6m
by Camillo de Marco
- The Film Fund of the Apulia Film Commission Foundation is increasing from €700,000 in 2009 to €1.6m for 2010. The fund for supporting domestic and foreign films made in Apulia is divided into €1m for production and €600,000 for hospitality. The deadline for requesting funding from the first allocation of monies is January 31. Information can be found on the Commission’s website.
Meanwhile, January 16 will see the inauguration of Cineporto in Bari, the new space that brings together at Pavilion 180 of the Levante Fair the offices of Apulia Film Commission and studio spaces for film and audiovisual production: 1,200 square metres of casting, costume, make-up/hair, prop and production design rooms; a multi-media, 85-seat theatre equipped with the latest for digital projection; exhibit and installation spaces; bars and social spaces; training and conference rooms.