MILANO FILM NETWORK
A festival a year long

MFN - Milano Film Network unites the experience and resources of Milan’s seven film festivals for a cultural offering throughout the year and a series of services for those who operate in the cinema and in the audiovisual sector in Milan and in Italy.

The network is realized thanks to the contribution of the Fondazione Cariplo, is the result of the self-organization of the seven film festivals held in Milan – African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, Festival MIX Milano, Filmmaker, Invideo, Milano Film Festival, Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Sport Movies & Tv Fest – and aims to include not only operators of the audiovisual sector but also institutions and socio-economic players, in recognition of the value of the cinema as a form of art but also as a productive sector which generates positive consequences for the urban fabric.

The primary objective of the project is, in the short term, to create a system of cinema around the city of Milan, i.e. a stable model of collaboration through an inter-organizational network, in the first place between the film festivals, which allows an innovative exchange of knowledge, instrumental resources, services and opportunities.

In the long term, the project aims to make Milan “The city of independent cinema”, making the most of its resources through a network open to the participation of other subjects.

The activity of the MFN is developed in two main areas. On the one hand, an offer of SERVICES linked to the production of the event supporting the network and at the disposal of the local area, including management of hospitality, the systems of subtitling, technological adaptation of the technical equipment for the screenings (in view of the inevitable passage from film to digital technology); movement of the screening copies of the films that will be shown during the festivals; the service of venue management, in agreement with the management of the cinemas and the other culktural venues; the organization of the voluntary service, typical of the cultural events with a great participation, in particular by young people.

On the other hand, the organization of a calendar of activities of scheduling and permanent exhibition, in collaboration with other subjects who also operate in the cinema, such as te creation of a common archive and the digitalization of the works in the archives of the individual festivals, the distribution of the films in the cinemas, the organization of workshops and training paths, starting up initiatives of production of audiovisual projects.

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Atelier

Milano Film Network, after having launched in 2014 the “In Progress” production development workshop (the second edition was held in 2015), continues and extends its commitment to the sector of production of new independent Italian cinema, to approach this time the last and equally as fundamental phase in the production of a film. ATELIER MFN has thus come into being, a support fund for the post-production of Italian feature films, once again an instrument that has no precedent in Italy. The prize of 5,000 euro offered by the Lombardy Film Commission is added to the other in kind awards, which will cover the main post-production costs. The closing date for presenting a project was 5 October 2015.
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OBJECTIVES

Milano Film Network, after having launched the “In Progress” production development workshop in 2014 (the second edition was held in 2015), continues and extends its commitment to the sector of production of new independent Italian cinema, to approach this time the lat and equally as fundamental phase in the production of a film. ATELIER MFN has thus come into being, a support fund for the post-production of Italian feature films, once again an instrument that has no precedent in Italy. The prize of 5,000 euro offered by the Lombardy Film Commission is added to the other in kind awards, which will cover the main post-production costs.

DATE AND INDUSTRY DAYS

The public call for projects opened on 8 July 2015, with the closing date for presentation 5 October 2015 and notification of the selection of the finalist projects by 2 November 2015.

From all the projects received, the Milano Film Network will select a maximum of 5 finalists, which will be presented together with the 10 projects finalists of the In Progress 2015 development workshop during the first edition of the Industry Days of the Milano Film Network.
Two days of screening of the works in progress and presentation of ideas for new projects, accompanied by seminars, meetings and opportunities for networking between Italian and international producers, distributors, buyers and festival programmers, scheduled for
1 and 2 December, during the Filmmaker Festival (27 November – 6 December 2015).

The meetings will be open to trade professionals and students of film and new media in Milan and Lombardy.
The prizes for the post-production of the selected projects will be awarded at the end of the Industry Days of Milano Film Network.

PRIZES

On the final day of the Industry Days of the Milano Film Network the following post-production prizes will be awarded to the finalist projects:

- a cash prize of 5,000 euro, offered by the Lombardy Film Commission
- 2 colour gradings, offered by MFN in collaboration with Start srl
- 2 sound designs and mixing offered by MFN in collaboration with Massimo Mariani
- 2 editing tutoring sessions offered by MFN in collaboration with Carlotta Cristiani
- 1 master DCP subtitled “on screen”, offered by MFN in collaboration with Start srl

The prizes will be awarded on the final decision of the Milano Film Network, with the consultancy of some industry professionals.
The time schedules and methods of work will be agreed in advanced between the winners and the suppliers of the prizes.