The BFF HUB is a training and workshop section of the Bellaria Film Festival, a creative atelier for independent cinema. These four classes are dedicated to creative production, film criticism, festival programming and the Bellaria Film Festival Giuria Giovani that will decide the winner of the Casa Rossa competition.
To the participants the Festival offers hospitality for the nights from 11 to 14 May 2023, in Bellaria Igea Marina.
11–14 May 2023
The “Becoming producers” workshop is addressed to young Italian producers. The main topics will be creative production, and the work needed to assist the author in an Italian and European development context.
In collaboration with CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo Emilia-Romagna.
What a critic!
11–14 May 2023
The “What a critic!” workshop is addressed to young Italian film critics. Participants will go through various workshops on journalistic writing and film criticism exercising on the films screened within the festival. The communication of a film, its narration and its diffusion through writing will be analysed and carried out with the main tutors of the workshop and important guests.
Programmer – The right film when and where
11–14 May 2023
The workshop “Programmer – the right film, when and where” is addressed to young Italian film programmers. During the workshop they will be followed by professional tutors learning and deepening the dynamics of selecting and building a programme for a film festival.
11–14 May 2023
The “BFF Giuria Giovani” workshop is addressed to young film or university students who will take part in the Jury. The workshop will involve screenings of the films competing for the Casa Rossa Award, and meetings with the authors. The Giuria Giovani will decide the winner of the Casa Rossa section of the 41st edition of the Bellaria Film Festival.
BFF New Wave (in)emergenza is a support programme for Italian independent cinema in collaboration with Cinecittà. A professional accompaniment course for young authors and producers aimed at supporting them in the crucial post-production phase of a film project.
11 April – 13 May 2023
Tutor: Dario Zonta, Aline Hervé, Francesco Giai Via
The Bellaria Film Festival, with its forty years of history linked to the new authors of Italian cinema, in collaboration with Cinecittà, represents a special place where young talents can ’emerge’ and give confidence to producers in the first phase of their careers.
Who it is for: projects in the post-production or advanced shooting phase with a budget of less than €300,000, of any format, genre and duration. Priority will be given to feature or medium-length films.
– Prize money of €6,000
– Video post production prize (colour correction and effects) at Cinecittà
– Audio post production prize (mix) at Cinecittà
– Prize for subtitling the film
– Prize for the exclusive use for 3 weeks of the editing and colour correction rooms with a supervisor available to manage the data workflow, at the Cineporto dell’Emilia-Romagna.
Producer, radio presenter and film critic. He has taken part in the production of several films, such as La bocca del lupo, Tutto parla di te, Sacro Gra, Frastuono, Fuocoammare, Bella e perduta. He is one of the voices of the radio programme Hollywood Party.
Aline Hervé is a fan of modern storytellers, filmmakers and directors who want to share their view of the world. Helping the storyteller bring out the images inside him and having the privilege of being among the first to see them, that is his wonder.
Francesco Giai Via
Francesco Giai Via is a festival director, critic and trainer. He is a member of the selection committee of the Venice Film Festival and scout of the Venice Production Bridge. Since 2015 he has collaborated with TorinoFilmLab, where he is a member of the pedagogical team and Head of Studies of the TorinoFilmLab Italia division. Since 2017, he has been Artistic Director of Annecy Cinéma Italien, the leading international festival dedicated to Italian cinema. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Accademia del Cinema Italiano Premi David di Donatello for which he is part of the selection committee for the short film category.
“Digital Marketing for Independent Cinema” is a 200-hour Alta Formazione course promoted by the Bellaria Film Festival and CNA Formazione Emilia-Romagna.
Digital Marketing per il Cinema Indipendente
13 April – 28 June 2023
Communicate independent cinema, films and festivals, between new media and new communications. The aim of the course is to sustain a process of innovation and training aimed at training professionals and qualifying them as figures able to provide support for the new requirements of digital marketing strategies linked to the promotion of independent cinema. Through the training, participants will acquire knowledge, skills and methods that can be immediately used in the Bellaria Film Festival.
The course is co-financed with resources from the European Social Fund plus 2021/2027 of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
During the Bellaria Film Festival, from 10 to 14 May 2023, the candidates will be invited to participate in the Festival to fully experience its dynamics.
Start-up of auteur cinema, it works on production, training and research. It organises the Bellaria Film Festival and Naufragare summer school. Approdi is founded by Sergio Canneto, Cesare Barbieri, Cecilia Guagnano and Elena Monti.
Communication manager at Indigo Film. Collaborates with the independent distribution Tucker Film and the literature festival Pordenonelegge.
Freelance journalist and film critic. Collaborated with MyMovies, Filmidee. In 2021 she co-founded the cultural magazine Spinosamagazine with Kinodromo. Collaborates with Okta Film.
Itineranze Doc is an atelier for the development of ‘Cinema del Reale’ first works, unique in Italy, which joins together six festivals dedicated to independent cinema.
10 May – 12 November 2023
Tutor: Luciano Barisone, Nora de Marchi
Itineranze Doc is an atelier for the development of first works, unique in Italy, which unites six festivals dedicated to independent cinema.Found out more!