Italy

Funding bodies

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The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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IBERMEDIA's goals are to promote the development of audiovisual productions destined to the Iberoamerican market and their co-productions, to promote the integration of Iberoamerican companies in supranational audiovisual networks. To create a positive environment for the development, training and exchange...

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To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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The Sardegna Film Commission Foundation is the ideal gateway to the island for your audiovisual project. We provide technical, logistical and creative support, networking with skilled professionals in the film and television Industry. We are your connection with local talent, investors and all the...

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The Lucana Film Commission Foundation aims to promote and support italian and foreign companies which would shoot film, television, audiovisual and advertising productions in Basilicata. Its mission also includes the promotion and the enhancement of artistic and environmental heritage, the historical...

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The Province promotes and supports the film and audiovisual sector, in compliance with European regulations, in order to promote the provincial area and the development of local professional, technical and artistic resources.

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The Lazio Region has launched an economic financial program for the film and AV industry, totaling 23M € in 2016 to support European and international productions in the territory and to promote local image and identity

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The specific goals of the Fund are: 1) Promoting and supporting high-quality, original, audio-visual works, 2) Strengthening and developing services and activities which support the audio-visual production chain, 3) Increase the positive economic impact onto Tuscany.

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Film Commission Piemonte is founded by Regione Piemonte and Città di Torino, and the Commission is composed by Regione Piemonte (the main founder) and Film Commission Torino Piemonte staff members. Piemonte Doc Film Fund is the first Film Fund in Italy exclusively dedicated to supporting documentaries....

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To promote and enhance the value of the Aosta Valley’s heritage of culture, environment, landscapes, tourism, ruralism, history and traditions, through the production of films, audiovisual and multimedia works.

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The Apulia Film Commission Foundation, set up under regional legislation, was established in 2007. It supports and co-ordinates all links in the film and audiovisual production chain and acts as a film commission.

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The aim of the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND is to support the development of local film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets. The Fund operates in three main sectors: training, project development, from the idea to the casting, the fund...

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The goal of the Calabria Film Commission is to encourage and stimulate the development of the film in Calabria, providing adequate financial support, structural design, expertise and advice to local, national and international, in order to form a new production culture tense investment in the territory...

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To boost both audiovisual,thearical and musical productions in the Campania region and to promote the region as the ideal place for cinematographic works. NO BUDGET SINCE 2009.

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The goal of the FVG Film fund is to support national and international audiovisual productions shot in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

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Its goal is to promote the region as a "set" of audiovisual productions. It offers operators in the audiovisual sector with a completely free service, which ranges from help with administration to finding the right location as well as help with accommodation and logistics. A database of professional...

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To developp the filming location in Alto Adige with economic priorities like creation of professionnals and services as local spend, to support a distinct business place non dependant from public sustain.

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Regulation

The nationals of the following EU, Schengen, EEA member countries do not need a visa to enter Italy for a short-term stay. Nationals of San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland do not require a visa in any case. Some non-EU countries have the same no-visa treatment.
For more details please consult: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

The Italian work permit scheme is administered regionally, so implementation differs significantly depending on the exact destination within Italy. Italian work permits must be sponsored by an Italian company. They cannot be applied for directly by a potential employee or by an agency. Processing times vary between regions, but the average is about two months. Italy does not recognise the Van der Elst ruling of the EU court (http://www.workpermit.com/italy/italy.htm).

It depends on the region :

  • in South Tyrol, only shoots on public property with substantial adverse effects need authorization i.e. when lighting and camera equipment or supply lines have to be installed on public property. For shoots in local area where street blockades or similar services are needed, production teams are required to obtain a shooting permit from the local authorities in due time
  • in Trentino : the Trentino Film Commission asks the Police for shooting permits
  • in Tuscany, the Tuscany Film Commission gives assistance for the issue of shooting permits and authorizations on public property or inside public buildings or buildings under the protection of the Monuments and Fine Arts Office
  • in Liguria, a prior permission released by the authorities will be necessary for particularly "voluminous" productions, which means, those who will involve particular measures (e.g. local police, parking spaces, access to forbidden areas, specialized gears etc.)

Import regulations :

  • free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU for personal use only
  • free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States
There are specific regulations for: Arms and Ammunition, Export, Crew members customs, Pets, Baggage Clearance (http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/IT-Italy-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm)

VAT standard rate in Italy is 21%. Reduced VAT rates of 4% and 10% on basic products. VAT is charged on assets and services in Italy as well as on imports into Italy. VAT returns are made monthly. In certain cases, it is possible to make a return once a quarter. An annual VAT return must be filed by the end of February and July (http://www.worldwide-tax.com/italy/italy_tax.asp).

The Law 633, issued in 1941, is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary law protecting property rights of writers, drama authors, film authors, musicians, visual artists (including droit de suite). Responsible for the collection of copyright royalties in all the above mentioned artistic disciplines is SIAE (Societa Italiana Autori Editori). Is designed to comply with European directives, a following law, the Law 93/1992 introduced a tax on blank audiotapes and videotapes in order to compensate authors and producers for the economic damage they suffered from private copying. Italian law does not require any formal registration or deposit for copyright to subsist Ref: Law No. 633 of April 22, 1941 for the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights (as last amended by Decree Law No. 154 of May 26, 1997) (http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/details.jsp?id=2569)

Pension and lnvalidity 38,29% to 42,97% for the employer - 8,89% to 9,19% for the employee (depending on type of business)

Film Commissions

Bari

Established in 2007, its aim is to attract audiovisual production companies to the area through the good value of its facilities, the professionalism of its skilled personnel and the lowering of costs for travel, cast, crew and location scouting in the region.

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Bolzano

Knowledge, passion and drive. With these values, the BLS intends to support and promote high-quality film productions. You can find out more about our individual services here: - Location and Personnel Scouting - Shooting Permits - Individual Location and Production Support - Legislation & Taxes

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Bologna

The Bologna Film Commission supports producers of images of all kinds and makes available: - Free use of public land for all film and television shooting. - Concessions for the use of municipal properties. - Free use of warehouse or office premises. - Assistance in obtaining the necessary permits...

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Catanzaro

The goal of the Calabria Film Commission is to encourage and stimulate the development of the film in Calabria, providing adequate financial support, structural design, expertise and advice to local, national and international, in order to form a new production culture tense investment in the territory...

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Udine

Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission offers its collaboration, and provides the following free services to movie, TV, advertising and multimedia companies: - welcome and lodgings - direct liaison with local Public Officers - introductory information about technical, logistical and - bureaucratic matters...

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Genova Cornigliano

The Genova-Liguria Film Commission provides general information about Genoa and its production resources, location scouting, assistance, liaison with local industry professionals and production services.

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Milano

Our aim is to promote the Lombardy region the production of films, TV dramas, commercials, documentaries and other forms of audiovisual production to increase the visibility of the Lombardy region, spread the image of our region in the world and thereby enhance local use, the flow of tourists, the economic...

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Ancona

Marche Film Commission is an operative organization that functions within the Marche Region: its purpose is to promote its territory and its culture heritage, by developing film and TV productions on a regional basis. Marche Film Commission handles all marketing for the entertainment industry, as well...

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Napoli

The aim of Regione Campania Film Commission (FCRC) is to promote the regional area of Campania as a film-friendly environment for the production of film, television drama and all kinds of audiovisual products, capitalising on the outstanding range of locations and the high professional standards of...

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Rome

The Rome and Lazio Film Commission assists national and International productions in finding qualified professionals. It arranges to provide supplies and services, offering productions the best hotels, services, transportation, catering, rentals, etc., and helps in the obtaining of filming permits throughout...

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Cagliari

Sardegna Film Commission was born with the aim of promoting, supporting film and audiovisual production in the Island and offering new opportunities to the professionals in the Island. The Sardegna Regional office contributes to the release of authorizations and offers assistance services to those people...

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Torino

The gial of the Torino Piemonte Film Commission is to support all film and television production companies which choose Piedmont and its area to produce their works, by offering a series of services ranging from screenplay first analysis, to location search, up to granting all the required permits through...

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Trento

Opened in 2010, the Trentino Film Commission promotes and supports film, television and documentary productions, both in Italy and abroad, that aim at increasing the value of and at disseminating the cultural, environmental and historical heritage of Trentino. The TFC can offer logistic support to production...

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Firenze

The Fondazione Sistema Toscana - Toscana Film Commission, has been created in order to attract production of audiovisual works. It offers services like: - Accomodation - Food, baskets, catering - Rent for local production needs (offices), non-holiday location - Rental cars and transportation - Rental...

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Aosta

Objectives of the Vallée d’Aoste Film Commission: • To promote and enhance the cultural, environmental, tourist, rural, historic and ethonographic assets of the Aosta Valley in a sustainable and qualitative way; • To promote and develop the professional, technical and artistic talents that are present...

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