What’s Next Italy

The submissions to the 6th edition of What’s Next Italy are now open.
You can submit your film until August 30, 2021. The final selection will be disclosed by early October.
Before submitting your film, we advise you to carefully read The What’s Next Italy Rules and Regulations and check the eligibility criteria.
Before proceeding with the request, we remind you to keep at hand the following information:

– Synopsis (max. 600 characters);
– Logline (max. 220 characters);
– Goals at MIA (max. 220 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 similar);

Submit your film
please access the MyMIA page with your personal credentials.
If it’s your first time at MIA, please create your account.

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 2022 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, the producer or the sales agent.

Among the titles presented in the past editions, to name just a few: LEONORA ADDIO by Paolo Taviani, LA STANZA by Stefano Lodovichi, BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, FREAKS OUT by Gabriele Mainetti, I PREDATORI by Pietro Castellitto (Best screenplay award at Venezia Orizzonti 2020), Spaccapietre by Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio (Venice Days 2020), The book of vision by Carlo S. Hintermann (International Critics Week, Venice 2020) Faith by Valentina Pedicini (IDFA 2019 in Competition, CPH:DOX 2020 Greatest Hits, Berlinale 2020) The Walking Liberty by Alessandro Rak, Bangla by Phaim Bhuiyan (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019), Flesh Out by Michela Occhipinti (Berlinale 2019-Panorama; Tribeca Film Festival 2019), Il mio corpo vi seppellirà by Giovanni La Pàrola, Volare by Gabriele Salvatores, Sembra mio figlio by Costanza Quatriglio (Locarno 2018), Daughter of mine by Laura Bispuri (Berlinale 2018, Competition), 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).

Curious about the past editions? Take a look at the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 full line-up.
For more information, write to f.palleschi@miamarket.it