BFF Industry — (in)emergenza is a support program for Italian independent cinema in collaboration with Cinecittà: a professional accompaniment path for young authors, authors, and producers aimed at supporting them in the delicate post-production phase of a film project.


08–12 May 2024

The Bellaria Film Festival, with its forty years of history linked to the new authors of Italian cinema, in collaboration with Cinecittà, is the privileged place in which to “bring out” young talents and give confidence to producers in the first phase of their careers, when it is easier to find themselves “in emergency” to conclude a film work in which so many resources of the working group have already been invested.


Who it’s for: projects in post-production or advanced shooting stage with a budget of less than €500,000, of any format, genre and duration whose authors/producers are of Italian nationality. Priority will be given to feature or medium-length films.


Eight selected film projects will be offered tutoring on the project by three renowned mentors and a pitch session in front of a group of industry professionals (producers, commissioners and sales agents) during the Bellaria Film Festival and concrete help in finalising the project, thanks to cash prizes and post-production support.


The jury, composed of three mentors Francesco Giai Via, Dario Zonta, Aline Hervé, Maura Cosenza and Emanuela Zaccherini, chosen by Cinecittà, decided on the following awards:


•⁠  Prize worth €6,000: Sulla frontiera serba by Federico Cammarata and Filippo Foscarini


•⁠  Audio-video post-production prize offered by Cinecittà: Sulla frontiera serba by Federico Cammarata and Filippo Foscarini

•⁠  Video post-production prize offered by Cineport of Emilia-Romagna:La casa delle storie by Rosa Maietta, produced by Lorenzo Cioffi (Ladoc)


•⁠  Prize for synchronisation license for movie soundtrack use All Media/Mondo with unlimited tracks offered by Flippermusic: White Lies by Alba Zari, produced by Manuela Buono (Slinghshot Films)

•⁠  Consulting prize on editing and colour correction offered by Dimmer Academy:No trespassing by Alessandro Aniballi, Valerio D’Angelo, Martina Ghezzi and Daria Pomponio, produced by Alessandro Gagliardo for Matango srl

•⁠  ⁠⁠Prize of €2,000 for the best Green-related film offered by sponsor Futuristika Green: Gli ultimiby Michele Sammarco, produced by Saverio Cappiello, Marco Gernone and Nicolò Accentura (Intervallo Film)

Itineranze Doc is an atelier for the development of first works of “Cinema of the Real,” unique in Italy, combining six festivals dedicated to independent cinema.


08 May – 12 November 2024

Main Coordinator: Luciano Barisone

Coordinator: Nora Demarchi

Tutors: Alberto Diana, Gian Luca Rossi


Itineranze Doc is an atelier for the development of first works, unique in Italy, that unites six festivals dedicated to independent cinema. A training and creative development course dedicated to early-stage film projects strongly related to the cinema of the real. It is aimed at filmmakers from Italy or residing in Italy, with no age limit, who have already made at least one short film and who have a feature film project in the development stage that can be traced back to “cinema of the real.”


Selected projects:


  • Vestine by Francesco Pesaro Adorno
  • She Got Game by Rebeca Elena Carini
  • Due madri by Giulia Di Maggio
  • Mut Ar by Maria Elena Franceschini
  • The Slaughter / La mattanza by Ben Donateo
  • Il filo bianco by Ernesto Raimondi
Find out more


  • Bellaria Film Festival, 8—12 May, Bellaria Igea Marina
  • IsReal Festival, June 2024 TBA, Nuoro
  • Sole e Luna Doc Film Festival, 1–7 July, Palermo
  • PerSo – Perugia Social Film Festival, 27—29 September & 3—8 October, Perugia
  • Front Doc – Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera, October 26 — November 2, Aosta
  • Festival dei Popoli, 2—10 November, Florence.