Film London recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Apulia Film Commission and with Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission.
The MOU, signed during this year’s Venice Film Festival, seeks to recognise and enhance the creative and business links London has with Apulia and Sardinia, and extend and enrich the long-term partnerships with both agencies.
The MOU between Film London and Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission, which was signed on 31 August, will explore opportunities for collaboration and promotion across both regions.
This includes shared learning and exchange of artists’ best practices through Film London’s Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), talent development through Film London’s Production Finance Market (PFM) and its new talent strand, exchange of sustainable filming practices, promotion of diversity and inclusion, and shared learning in screen tourism.
The agreement between Film London and Apulia Film Commission was signed on Sunday (1 September) and seeks to develop, support and promote the emerging talent of their respective regions, providing opportunities for access to finance, skills and valuable business support in the sector, as well as fostering screen tourism.
Adrian Wootton OBE, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “The aim of the Venice International Film Festival is to raise awareness and promote cinema in all of its forms, as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue - so what better time to recognise the relationships that London holds with Apulia and Sardinia?
“Film London is committed to sustaining and developing European partnerships in a variety of exciting and diverse ways, and over the next year I look forward to working with both regions on a range of new projects from supporting the development of talent and providing access to finance through our Production Finance Market, to inspiring artist filmmakers through residencies and cultural exchange.”
Image: Simonetta Delomonico of the Apulia Film Commission and Adrian Wootton from Film London.