The Sardinia Film Commission is born
by Vittoria Scarpa
12/09/2012 - Sardinia is to become a set. A new Sardinia Film Commission was introduced during the 69th Venice Film Festival. The institution was created to encourage and sustain cinematographic and audiovisual production on the island. “We want to bring the world to Sardinia and Sardinia to the world,” declared Nevina Satta, the newly elected director of the Sardinia Film Commission Foundation, whose president is Antonello Grimaldi.
“Our film commission has just been born, but it already wants to give signs of strong vitality,” said Grimaldi, “we have created a bonus of support and hospitality for the production of seven feature length films made in the last few months in Sardinia, and as we speak Rocco Papaleo is busy filming his latest piece of work close to Oristano.”
“We want to invite Italian and foreign production companies to consider our island a welcoming space, willing to develop strong production ties with small and large entities,” continued Grimaldi. “To that end, we are preparing project calls for next year, hoping to be able to financially support many films.”
“Our idea,” the director of the foundation underlined, “is to create cooperation, not competition: we want to work the system, develop jobs, and strategic alliances with other institutions and film commissions, in order to attract strong investments and partnerships.”
Among the first films supported by the Sardinia Film Commission is Bellas Mariposas [trailer] by Salvatore Mereu, presented at the recent Venice Film Festival under the Horizons section (read the itv).
(Translated from Italian)