The Creative Europe Desk Italia MEDIA is promoting, in collaboration with the five Film Commissions of Southern Italy (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily) a call for participants to identify 10 producers who will participate in the MEDIA Talents on tour project.


The purpose of the project involves a tour of training events aimed at emerging producers/talents. Through their developing projects they will be mentored by industry experts. The ‘goal is to foster a skills enhancement and improve the adherence to Creative Europe MEDIA calls.


Eligible to participate in the call: legal representatives, directors and their delegates of independent production companies with registered offices in Southern Italy (Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily) and preferably professionals under 35 years of age.


The following must be attached to the application:

  • Brief profile of the company
  • ID of the legal representative
  • CV and photo of the participant along with a short free-form cover letter
  • Application form
  • Synopsis of one idea/story


The Evaluation Committee will be composed of CED Media Italia and a representative from each Film Commission partner. The 10 best applications for fiction or documentary projects will be selected.


The main topics will cover company formation and business strategies, the development, production, co-production and post-production phase, marketing and distribution strategies, financial strategy and pitching techniques.


Through the various focuses with experts in the field, the projects of selected “talents” will have the opportunity to improve their project idea, increasing its quality and distribution potential, in line with the objectives of the MEDIA subprogram of Creative Europe.


For each focus there will be a stop in each of the following regions: Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily. Below is the tour schedule:

  • Online: Sept. 12-13, 2022
  • Lamezia Terme: Sept. 21-22, 2022
  • Brindisi: Oct. 6-7, 2022
  • Palermo: October 20-21, 2022
  • Naples: October 26-27, 2022


Participation in the MEDIA Talents on Tour project is free of charge and will include participants’ accommodation costs and networking lunches.


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