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The 8th MICI event kicks off soon in Como

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- The International Meeting for Independent Cinema will unspool from 6 to 8 December, with a focus on international co-productions and genre films

The 8th MICI event kicks off soon in Como

6 December will see the eighth edition of the MICI – International Meeting for Independent Cinema opening at Como’s Villa Olmo, an event organised by the AGICI (The Italian General Association of Independent Film-Audiovisual Industries) in association with the Noir in Festival. The Meeting will encompass three full days, ending 8 December, boasting three lines of activity (Conferences, a Market and a Workshop) and two main areas of focus: International Co-Productions and Genre Films.

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"Lombardy: International opportunities in a frontier territory" and "Tax incentives for European audiovisual works" are the titles of the conferences on this year’s agenda. The market section, meanwhile, will include sessions such as "Co-Producing with Switzerland" - which will see the presentation of projects looking for Italian/Swiss co-production, in collaboration with the Ticino Film Commission - as well as the pitching session "Genre Cinema". There’ll be no shortage of selective, one-to-one meetings either, namely between authors and Pitch2Script producers.

The workshop, for its part, will focus on the new "Notice of selective financial contributions for co-produced cinematic works or those produced within a minority international partnership" and will be broken down into four modules: "An Explanation of the Notice of selective financial contributions for co-produced cinematic works or those produced as part of a minority international partnership", led by Alessio Morganti (Morganti & Partners); "Visual Effects and Sound Design: Constructing film budgets", led by Marzia dal Fabbro (Sound Art 23) and Giuseppe Squillaci (Galactus Studio); "Contracts relating to international co-productions or minority international partnerships: Constraints and Issues" led by Alessio Morganti (Morganti & Partners); "Case history: Nefertiti Film’s Nadia Trevisan and the film History of Love [+see also:
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, a 2020 Oscar Award Nominee", led by Nadia Trevisan (Nefertiti Film).

MICI19 is supported by the Film Department of MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) and is sponsored by the Lombardy Region, MiBACT, ConfCommercio’s body for the coordination of cultural and creative ventures in Italy “Impresa Cultura Italia”, ANCI (National Association of Italian Communes), AGIS (Italian General Association for the Entertainment Industry), ANAC (Italian National Association of Film Authors), 100autori, FICE (Italian Federation of Arthouse Cinema) and the SNCCI (National Syndicate of Italian Film Critics). The media partner for this event is Cineuropa.

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(Translated from Italian)

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