Albanian and Montenegrin film review
CIRCE “Common Initiatives to pRomote CinEma across Italy-Albania-Montenegro” aims to boost the production system of Albania, Montenegro, Molise and Puglia, investing in cultural and creative industries as strategic resources to stimulate the economic growth of the territories involved. The project is funded by the Interreg IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro Programme in the framework of Priority Axis 2 (“Smart management of natural and cultural heritage for the exploitation of sustainable cross-border tourism and territorial attractiveness”). Foundation Apulia Film Commission is the leader of project CIRCE, which also involves as partners the Albanian National Centre of Cinematography, the Film Centre of Montenegro and Molise Region. Associated partners are also the Ministry of Culture of Albania, the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – General Directorate of Cinema (MIBACT).
The main objective is to improve conditions for the growth of the cultural and creative industries belonging to the audiovisual sector to foster the valorisation of cultural heritage, by implementing cross-border initiatives able to build a connection between the involved regions and key actors in new creative productions.
ACTIVITIES AND OUTPUTS
CIRCE intends to implement a comprehensive programme of cross-border initiatives in the audiovisual sector not only by sharing new policies to support the creative sector, but also by involving key stakeholders and networking at different levels. The expected result is to create greater awareness among partners about the potential of the audiovisual sector in promoting cultural heritage. Some of the activities included in the project are:
– creation of a joint cross-border production platform containing a 9-episode web-series, made by young filmmakers coming from the territories involved;
– establishment of a network among the film festivals taking place in the project area;
– establishment of a structured cooperation among the policy makers of the territories involved through the exchange of good practices;
– investments to promote distribution in Albania and Montenegro;
– enhancement of the digital skills of audiovisual companies in the project area.
Duration of the project: 01.04.2018 – 31.12.2020 (24 mesi – 24 months)
Total budget: € 831.540,00
IPA Financing: € 706.809,00 (Co-finanziamento UE / EU Co-financing
Sito web del Programma / Programme website: https://www.italy-albania-montenegro.eu/
Project website: https://circe.italy-albania-montenegro.eu/
Facebook page of the Project : https://www.facebook.com/CIRCEproject/
Information: Cristina Piscitelli – Project Manager – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org