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Set of Culture Award

Set of Culture Award

Set of Culture is intended to promote Europe’s cultural heritage by publicising the locations found in the databases of the various European film commissions. The aim of the Set of Culture Award is to involve European citizens in raising awareness of and enhancing the profile of cultural heritage and locations linked to cinema and TV.

At the core of each film commission is a database of locations suitable for an endless range of stories, plots and scenarios – but each location itself also brings with it a storied past, its own cultural heritage, age-old traditions and artistic backgrounds.

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Each film commission had the chance to put forward five locations from its respective region that best represent the spirit of the European Union because of their cultural heritage or the historical events that took place there, or for artistic reasons.

The locations have been divided into five categories:

  1. Castles
  2. Bridges
  3. Squares
  4. Archaeological sites
  5. Sites of European historical events

Between 1 and 19 May, Cineuropa users chose one location per category online. The results of the vote were unveiled on 22 May in Cannes, during a ceremony held in the Italian Pavilion. One location in each category that best represents the essence of Europe received an award.

Here are the final results of the vote:

  • Castles:

    1. Alhambra - Granada (SPAIN) - Andalucia Film Commission: 36,23%
    2. Castle of Santa Severa - Roma (ITALY) - Roma Lazio Film Commission: 27,27%
    3. Château de Pau - Pau (FRANCE) - Atlantiques-Pyrenees Film Commission: 11,99%
    4. Castello Estense - Ferrara (ITALY) - Emilia Romagna Film Commission: 10,94%
    5. Reggia di Venaria - Venaria (ITALY) - Film Commission Torino Piemonte: 5,14%
    6. Castello Barletta - Barletta (ITALY) - Apulia Film Commission: 3,56%
    7. Villa e Palazzo dei Mulini - Portoferraio (ITALY) - Toscana Film Commission: 2,11%
    8. Wawel Caste - Krakow (POLAND) - Krakow Film Commission: 1,84%
    9. Wartburg - Eisenach (GERMANY) - MDM Film Commission: 0,92%
  • Bridges:

    1. San Francesco Bridge - Subiaco (ITALY) - Roma Lazio Film Commission: 49,28%
    2. Puente romano de Córdoba- Córdoba (SPAIN) - Andalucia Film Commission: 30,30%
    3. Pont-Vieux - Orthez (FRANCE) - Atlantiques-Pyrenees Film Commission: 12,52%
    4. Biscay Bridge - Portugalete e Las Arenas (SPAIN) - Bilbao Film Commission: 2,50%
    5. Ponte del Diavolo - Lanzo Torinese (ITALY) - Film Commission Torino Piemonte: 1,71%
    6. Ponte del Diavolo a Borgo a Mozzano - Lucca (ITALY) - Toscana Film Commission: 1,32%
    7. Ponte di Tiberio - Rimini (ITALY) - Emilia Romagna Film Commission: 0,92%
    8. Piłsudskiego Bridge - Krakow (POLAND) - Krakow Film Commission: 0,79%
    9. Taranto Ponte Girevole - Taranto (ITALY) - Apulia Film Commission: 0,66%
  • Squares:

    1. Plaza de España - Sevilla (SPAIN) - Andalucia Film Commission: 33,20%
    2. Navona Square - Roma (ITALY) - Roma Lazio Film Commission: 30,96%
    3. Parc Beaumont - Pau (FRANCE) - Atlantiques-Pyrenees Film Commission: 10,80%
    4. Piazza dei Miracoli - Pisa (ITALY) - Toscana Film Commission: 6,19%
    5. Piazza del Plebiscito - Napoli (ITALY) - Film Commission Regione Campania: 5,14%
    6. Piazza Duomo Lecce - Lecce (ITALY) - Apulia Film Commission: 4,87%
    7. Piazza Maggiore - Bologna (ITALY) - Emilia Romagna Film Commission: 3,56%
    8. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II - Moncalieri (ITALY) - Film Commission Torino Piemonte: 2,37%
    9. Main Market Square - Krakow (POLAND) - Krakow Film Commission: 2,11%
    10. Augustusplatz - Leipzig (GERMANY) - MDM Film Commission: 0,79%
  • Archaeological sites:

    1. Villa Adriana - Roma (ITALY) - Roma Lazio Film Commission: 40,32%
    2. Itálica in Santiponce - Sevilla (SPAIN) - Andalucia Film Commission: 35,97%
    3. Sacra di San Michele - Sant’Ambrogio di Torino - (ITALY) - Film Commission Torino Piemonte: 9,75%
    4. Parco Archeologico di Paestum - Capaccio Paestum (ITALY) - Film Commission Regione Campania: 7,25%
    5. Le vie Cave a Sorano e Sovana - Grosseto (ITALY) - Toscana Film Commission: 1,98%
    6. Anfiteatro - Lucera (ITALY) - Apulia Film Commission: 1,98%
    7. Ciemna Cave - Ojców (POLAND) - Krakow Film Commission: 1,58%
    8. Antico porto di Classe - Ravenna (ITALY) - Emilia Romagna Film Commission: 1,19%
  • Sites of European historical events:

    1. Monumento a la Constitución de 1812 - Cadice (SPAIN) - Andalucia Film Commission: 30,70%
    2. Island of Ventotene (ITALY) - Roma Lazio Film Commission: 21,08%
    3. Alberobello - Alberobello (ITALY) - Apulia Film Commission: 15,68%
    4. Parco Archeologico di Pompei - Pompei (ITALY) - Film Commission Regione Campania: 13,31%
    5. Fort du Pourtalet - Etsaut (FRANCE) - Atlantiques-Pyrenees Film Commission: 11,73%
    6. Palazzina ex- Olivetti - Ivrea (ITALY) - Film Commission Torino Piemonte: 3,03%
    7. European University Institute a Fiesole - Firenze (ITALY) - Toscana Film Commission: 2,64%
    8. Nowa Huta - Krakow (POLAND) - Krakow Film Commission: 1,19%
    9. Garden Kingdomof Dessau-Wörlitz - Dessau-Wörlitz (GERMANY) - MDM Film Commission: 0,66%
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