Il progetto MigrArti: finanziamento pubblico e accesso al mercato del cinema migrante in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The MigrArti project: public funding and access to the migrant cinema market in Italy

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Abstract

In the last few years, a film and audiovisual production made by subjects resident in Italy but of foreign origin (immigrants, second and third generations) has emerged, which remains on the margins of the national industry, both in terms of the possibility of accessing public funding and in terms of viewing spaces. Unlike France and England, in fact, Italy still does not have policies capable of economically supporting the development of a "new Italian cinema", because in fact there is no inclusive and pluralistic conception of national identity, not even in legal terms. The question is far from accessory with respect to the strategies of production/distribution and the models of representation conveyed by the "migrant cinema". In fact, if subjects with Italian citizenship usually deal with migration issues - even though they have never experienced it -, migrant subjects and/or subjects of foreign origin cannot access public support for the realization of their works or - even more paradoxical - they are forced to crystallize their poetics on the theme of migration in order to access some form of funding. In light of this, the essay intends to focus on the project MigrArti, a call opened by MiBAC in 2015 and which has lived for three editions, which promotes creative initiatives in the fields of cinema, music, theater and art, increasingly exploited by migrants to introduce their traditions and their values in Italian society and culture. The objective is threefold: to question the concept of "Italian cinema" in relation to the cultural changes underway; to provide a picture of the financing of migrant cinema in Italy; to analyse the structure of the MigrArti call, as it has changed over time, in order to understand which subjects are favoured, which production and distribution models are implicitly supported, which themes and for which purposes.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The MigrArti project: public funding and access to the migrant cinema market in Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)117-130
Number of pages14
JournalSCHERMI
VolumeIII
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Cinema della migrazione
  • Finanziamento cinema italiano
  • Italian Cinema Policies
  • MigrArti's Project
  • Migration Cinema
  • Progetto MigrArti

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