What’s Next Italy

The submissions to the 4th edition of What’s Next Italy are now open.
You can submit your film until September the 9th. The final selection will be disclosed by early October.
Before submitting your film, we advise you to carefully read The WNI Rules and check the eligibility criteria.
Before proceeding with the request, we remind you to keep at hand the following information:

  • Synopsis (max 600 characters);
  • Director’s profile (max 300 characters);
  • Director’s Filmography (for each title specify year of production and Festival/Awards history – max 5 per title);
  • Film still (jpeg, high res., min. 300 DPI, horizontal format)
  • A scene/clip of the film (10 minutes max, vimeo link, wetransfer or DVD);


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With the What’s Next Italy initiative, MIA has established itself as the place where international industry players can discover the excellence of the Italian Production and the freshest, yet-to-be seen Italian products. A unique opportunity to discover Italian talent, production capacity and business opportunities. What’s Next Italy is a special programme focused on work-in-progress Italian films: an exclusive market event where international buyers can find out about 2020 titles by both well-established and emerging Italian filmmakers. Each film is presented with a clip (a scene, storyboard, selected footage) and a live interview with the director and the sales agent.
Producers or sales agents will be on hand in the room to talk to international buyers.

Among the titles presented in the past editions, to name just a few: Bangla by Phaim Bhuiyan (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019), Flesh Out by Michela Occhipinti (Berlinale 2019-Panorama; Tribeca Film Festival 2019), Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti, Il mio corpo vi seppellirà by Giovanni La Pàrola, Il primo giorno della mia vita by Paolo Genovese, Volare by Gabriele Salvatores, Sembra mio figlio by Costanza Quatriglio (Locarno 2018), Like me back by L. Guerra Seràgnoli (Locarno 18), Ovunque Proteggimi by Corrado Angius (Torino 18 Festa Mobile), Daughter of mine by Laura Bispuri (Berlinale 2018, Competition), The book of vision by Carlo S. Hintermann, Love and Bullets by Manetti Bros. (Venezia 74, 5 David di Donatello Awards), Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Best film at Venezia Orizzonti 2017, Rotterdam Film Festival 2018, Göteborg Film Festival 2018, 4 David di Donatello Awards), Stories of love that cannot belong to this world by Francesca Comencini (Locarno Film Festival and Torino Film Festival 2017), L’intrusa by Leonardo Di Costanzo (Cannes- Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2017), Look Up by Fulvio Risuleo (Alice nella città 2017, Rotterdam Film Festival 2018), Ugly nasty people by Cosimo Gomez (Venezia 74, Orizzonti), Little Tito by Paola Randi (Torino Film Festival 2017), There is a light by Fabio Mollo (Globi d’oro 2017 Best actress award to Isabella Aragonese).
What’s Next Italy is exclusively open to buyers, festival programmers and sales agents.

Curious about the past editions? Take a look at the 2018, 2017 and 2016 full line-up.

To learn more, email us at mia.cinema@miamarket.it