Mibact supports Di Costanzo, Ciprì and Piazza-Grassadonia
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The Commission for Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities met on 16 and 21 December 2015 for its third evaluation session of 2015
The new films by Leonardo Di Costanzo, Daniele Ciprì and duo Antonio Piazza-Fabio Grassadonia are among the films that have been recognised as being of cultural interest and therefore qualify for funding by Mibact (the Italian Ministery of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), according to the Commission for Cinema that met on 16 and 21 December 2015 for its third evaluation session of 2015.
L’intrusa, the second feature film by Leonardo Di Costanzo, following on from his acclaimed The Interval [+see also:
interview: Leonardo Di Costanzo
film profile], was awarded €500 thousand in funding (the film is being produced by Tempesta), as was Il grande boccia by Daniele Ciprì (Bella Film). The same amount will go to Sicilian Ghost Story (Cristaldi Pics-Indigo Film) by the writers of the multi-award-winning Salvo, Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia, and the new projects of Costanza Quatriglio, Sembra mio figlio (Ascent), and Andrea Segre, 40% (Jolefilm). €450 thousand will instead go to Cristina Comencini and her film Che resti tra noi (Cattleya), whilst €400 thousand will go to Piuma [+see also:
film profile] by Roan Johnson (Palomar), €300 thousand will go to Il pendolo by Aureliano Amadei (Maiora Film-Motoproduzioni) and €250 thousand will go to Emma by Silvio Soldini (Lumière & Co). Turning to the writers under 35 category, Matteo Rovere’s film The Italian Race [+see also:
interview: Matteo Rovere
film profile] (Fandango) will receive €300 thousand.
Among the first and second works granted funding, L’ospite by Duccio Chiarini (Mood Film-Relief) stands out in particular: the acclaimed director of Short Skin [+see also:
interview: Duccio Chiarini
film profile] will receive €200 thousand, as will Il mangiatore di pietre by Nicola Bellucci (Achab Film) and Jenish by Valentina Pedicini (Fandango). The first and second works by writers under 35 feature, among others, A ciambra by Jonas Carpignano (Stayblack Productions – €250 thousand), Quel poco che rimane by Pippo Mezzapesa (Altre storie – €200 thousand) and Il signor Michele by Marco Bonfanti (Cinemaundici – €200 thousand).
The complete lists of films to have received funding, including short films, are available here
(Translated from Italian)