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ROME 2019 MIA

The MIA announces the deadline for the Film Co-production Market

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- The fifth edition of the Italian market that has now become an unmissable date in the diaries of key industry players will unspool in Rome from 16-20 October; projects must be registered by 29 June

The MIA announces the deadline for the Film Co-production Market

The fifth edition of the MIA, the first Italian market to bring together every segment of the audiovisual industry (Film | Drama Series | Doc), will unspool in Rome from 16-20 October. The MIA has announced that the deadline for feature-film projects to sign up for the Co-production Market and Pitching Forum is 29 June. To be eligible, the projects must have a main producer and a director already attached, a provisional budget and a script in the English language – and preferably, 25% of the budget should already be in place. The project can be at any stage of development, but the shoot must begin after the 2019 edition of the MIA. It has been confirmed that the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award will be up for grabs, a cash prize of €20,000 handed out by an international jury on behalf of the Council of Europe’s fund for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematic works. This is thus a clear sign of Eurimages’ recognition of the Rome-based gathering as one of the most effective co-production markets in Europe.

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Indeed, Rome has become a benchmark event at which directors and producers, selected from among the most interesting indie-film talents from all over the world, can find an ideal platform to present their new film projects and network with the key players in the international film industry. More than 50% of the projects selected for Rome over the years have become multi-award-winning movies that have garnered praise on an international level. They include A Tale of Three Sisters [+see also:
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 by Emin Alper (Berlinale 2019), The Mustang [+see also:
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 by Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre (Sundance Film Festival 2019), Screwdriver by Bassam Jarbawi (Venice and the Toronto Film Festival 2018), Farming [+see also:
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by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (London and Toronto 2018), Little Crusader [+see also:
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by Vaclav Kadrnka (Crystal Globe for Best Film at Karlovy Vary IFF 2017), Mobile Homes [+see also:
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by Vladimir de Fontenay (Cannes 2017, Directors’ Fortnight) and The Party [+see also:
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by Sally Potter (Berlinale 2017), to name but a few.

The alumni of the Rome Film Co-production Market include big names such as Agnieszka HollandJoe DantePaddy ConsidineRitesh BatraClio BarnardJia Zhang-keSheng ZhiminDiego LermanKadri KousaarStephen BurkeKatarzyna RoslaniecSharunas BartasAlvaro Brechner, and of course some of the most interesting Italian auteurs, such as Edoardo De AngelisRenato De MariaLaura Bispuri, Fabio Mollo, Marco Bellocchio, Franco Maresco, the Manetti BrosElisa FuksasFulvio RisuleoValerio MieliSalvatore MereuMatteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini.

“The MIA is the Italian, European and international industry’s newest tool,” remarks market director Lucia Milazzotto, “which produces, distributes and finances high-profile movies, drama series and documentaries with a global reach. The MIA is an event on the rise; it is flexible and sensitive to the ever-changing needs of the sector, and at the same time, it is highly focused, convergent and cost-efficient. We are confident that the upcoming edition, which will mark our fifth birthday, will confirm the importance of the MIA as an unmissable rendezvous in the diaries of the key industry players.”

(Translated from Italian)

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