Over 100 Deals at the Italian Screenings
Held in Naples in the first weekend of July, the 14th edition of the Italian Screenings represent the only film market entirely dedicated to Italian cinema. And Naples brought good luck to Italian productions: 31 films screened, 19 world premieres, 16 world sales company, and 100 buyers from Asia, North and South American, Europe, Middle East, and Australia.
Almost 100 deals have been signed or are currently under negotiation. This is an exciting number that help understand the key role Italian cinema has now worldwide. However, it’s complicated to sketch an exact profile of which films have sold better because buyers’ choices, also depending on their origins, are truly eclectic. Art-house films sell, but comedies too. Films are sold in the US as well as in Russia.
The Italian Screenings are organised by the Filmitalia department of Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, in collaboration with Unefa – Italian Union of Film Exporters, that considers this event as a key moment for the promotion of Italian cinema abroad.
From December 15 to 19, the Mostra de Cinema Italià is back to Barcelona with the aim of promoting the best Italian cinema of the last year. The opening film is Manetti Bros' Love and Bullets
Plenty of satisfaction for Italy at the Golden Globes: Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name got 3 nominations: Best Film - Drama, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), and Best Supporting Actor (Armie Hammer)
Seven projects have been selected for the Italian-French Mibact-CNC co-production fund: four Italian and three French initiatives will receive funding, with contributions totalling €235,000
Gianni Amelio's Holding Hands is the winner of the 20th edition of Cinema! Italia!
Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name received Best Film and Best Director Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Timothée Chalamet got the Best Actor Prize for the role of Elio.