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Contributions from Mibact for Ozpetek, Virzì and Rossi Stuart’s new films


- The Commission for Cinematography met on 30 July; first and second film projects granted funding include Alien Food by Giorgio Cugno

Contributions from Mibact for Ozpetek, Virzì and Rossi Stuart’s new films
Director Ferzan Ozpetek

Fourteen feature film projects were recently granted funding from Mibact, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism during the meeting of the Commission for Cinematography, which met on 30 July, for a total of €5 million. The highest sum (€700 thousand) of this first session of 2015 was allocated to Ferzan Ozpetek’s new film, Rosso Istanbul (R&C Produzioni), whilst €650 thousand will go to La pazza gioia by Paolo Virzì (Lotus Production) and Due by Kim Rossi Stuart (Palomar).

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Ivan Cotroneo will receive €450 for Un bacio [+see also:
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(Indigo Film) whilst Paolo Franchi and Roberto Faenza will receive €400 each, the former for Dove non ho mai abitato (Madeleine, Pepito Produzioni, Achab), and the latter for La verità sta in cielo (Jean Vigo). The other projects selected are Il flauto magico by Mario Tronco and Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Paco Cinematografica) and The start up by Alessandro D'Alatri (Casanova Multimedia), which will receive €350 thousand each, Massimiliano Bruno’s new film, Gli ultimi saranno ultimi [+see also:
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 (IIF), and Festa di una famiglia allargata by Simona Izzo (Film9), which will each be given €200 thousand.

On 30 July, the Commission also decided which first and second films it would support: 6 projects have received funding, amounting to a total of €1 million. These include Alien Food (Graffitidoc), the second feature film of Giorgio Cugno, who received various awards at Lecce in 2012 for Vacuum [+see also:
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, which will receive €100 thousand. €200 thousand, on the other hand, will go to Cosimo Terlizzi for Dei (Buena Onda), to Cosimo Gomez for Brutti e cattivi (Casanova Multimedia) and to Ruggero Cappuccio for Il corpo di Napoli (Oberon Productions).

For the complete list of films recognised as being of cultural interest and therefore qualifying for financial support from Mibact (including short films and under 35 projects) click here.

(Translated from Italian)

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