Cinema allocated €75m in 2010 FUS
25/03/2010 - The law on the distribution of the National Arts Fund (FUS), signed March 4 by Minister of Culture Sandro Bondi, is currently awaiting a green light from the Italian Court of Accounts. The available funds for 2010 are just under €410m. Of that, 18.5% has been allocated to cinema, or nearly €76m (compared to €98 in 2001).
Meanwhile, during the February 25 meeting of the commission for cinema, a certificate of arthouse film was given to 10 titles, whose exhibitors will receive funds for programming. The films are: Antonio Campos’ Afterschool, Luc Besson’s Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard [trailer], Alejandro Gomez Monteverde’s Bella, Nic Balthazar’s Ben X [trailer, film focus], Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol, Pupi Avati’s The Youngest Son [trailer], Marco Chiarini’s L'Uomo Fiammifero, Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.
(Translated from Italian)