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Industry Days: Alliance for Development

Industry Days: Alliance for Development



What better place to look for allies for your project than in Locarno? This is the spirit between the Alliance for Development, an initiative created by the Industry Days out of a common purpose with the three bilateral co-development funds existing between France, Germany, and Italy.

Since Switzerland borders with all three countries, and shares the same official languages, it is the natural place where to look for a co-producer to develop a feature.

Supported by the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) in the context of the MEDIA compensatory measures, Alliance for Development comprehends a total of twelve projects in various states of development, with three each coming from the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée for France, the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo for Italy and the Filmförderungsanstalt for Germany, with three Swiss projects invited to join as special guests.

«Alliance for Development gives the chosen projects an opportunity to match with the professionals attending the Locarno Industry Days, highlighting the best assets of each country involved and together aiming to create a solid market-oriented model» says Nadia Dresti, Delegate to the Artistic Direction and Head of International.

Locarno proves once again to be the ideal meeting point for professionals coming from these four bordering countries to discuss their projects and get to know each other through individual meetings with potential partners, plenary sessions, panels and discussions, and networking activities.


Massimo Benvegnú

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