With the beginning of the Berlin International Film Festival, the doors of the Italian Pavilion also reopen, designed, set up, and managed by Cinecittà, which will be present at the Gropius Bau Museum, the headquarters of the European Film Market, from February 15th to 21st.

Opening this year’s edition of the Festival is Cillian Murphy, the protagonist of the film Oppenheimer, who is also starring in Small Things Like These, directed by Tim Mielants, alongside Emily Watson.

Promoted by the DGCA of the Ministry of Culture, ICE-Agenzia, and managed by Cinecittà, the Italian Pavilion represents a fundamental showcase for Italian cinema in the year of ITALY’s protagonist role in the COUNTRY IN FOCUS of the European Film Market.

Italy is the sixth country and the third European state to be the focus, created by the Berlinale in 2017, in a year when Italian cinema presents 8 titles of production and co-production in the Festival’s official Selection, including two films in Competition.

Not to mention Jasmine Trinca, fresh from the success of the TV series based on Elsa Morante’s novel “La Storia,” who joins the Festival jury chaired this year by actress Lupita Nyong’o, alongside, among others, actor and director Brady Corbet (USA), director Ann Hui (Hong Kong, China), director Christian Petzold (Germany), director Albert Serra (Spain), and writer Oksana Zabuzhko (Ukraine).

Starting from today, February 16th, the meeting titled “Film and Audiovisual Funding in Italy” will take place, aimed at analyzing the regulatory landscape and funding systems of the Italian film industry, with particular attention to co-production opportunities. Following that, also today, the panel “Italian Independent Producers Presentation” will focus on young independent production realities. Finally, “Leading Change: producers at the wheel” will shed light on the evolution of the role of independent producers in a rapidly changing market.

The physical space will host professional and institutional meetings, presentations, insights, business meetings, and one-to-one sessions.

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