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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Bridges of Sarajevo in DIVD!

13 Ottobre 2016

From 20th October Bridges of Sarajevo will be available in DVD Home Video thanks to Milano Film Network and CG | Entertainment.
You will find it in many stores, in online stores and on the official website of CG | Entertainment. Selected for the 2014 Cannes Festival, in the Non-Competitive section, Bridges of Sarajevo is a collective film which includes some of the most significant directors of European cinema and leading filmmakers from the new East European wave.
Teresa Villaverde, Angela Schanelec, Marc Recha, Cristi Puiu, Vladimir Perisic, Ursula Meier, Vincenzo Marra, Sergei Loznitsa, Isild Le Besco, Kamen Kalev, Jean-Luc Godard, Leonardo Di Costanzo and Aida Begic are the 13 dirctors who contributed to creating the project through their 13 pairs of eyes. On the hundredth anniversary of the Great War, they explore the role of Sarajevo in history; what the city has represented in the past hundred years and what it still embodies. Authors of different origins and generations offer their individual visions on this theme. The film is coproduced by different countries, including Italy with MIR Cinematografica and Rai Cinema and is represented by the directors Leonardo di Costanzo and Vincenzo Marra. 

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