record number of applications to shoot in Puglia

record number of applications to shoot in Puglia
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PUGLIA – Record participation in the Apulia Film Fund announcement aimed at supporting Italian and European audiovisual, cinematographic and television production companies that produce in Puglia with the aim of enhancing territorial locations, the skills of workers and suppliers of the Apulian film industry .

In these first months of 2024, 109 applications were received, covering all five categories of financeable works. In fact, there were 33 feature films, 4 TV series, 25 documentaries, 10 animation projects (including feature films and series) and 37 short films. This was announced by the Apulia film commission, explaining that «among the candidate audiovisual productions, there are large and important projects that involve the presence of well-known national and international directors and actors, significant cinematographic debuts, great new TV series and, above all, great attention to the productions and stories linked to the Apulian territory”. The 109 projects nominated for the Apulia Film Fund, which has a total endowment of 5 million euros, determine an overall contribution request – it is specified – equal to 18 million 507 thousand 705 euros against a direct economic impact on the territory equal to 42 million 329 thousand 352 euros. It is added that «Puglia has become an increasingly popular destination for film and television productions, not only thanks to its wonderful scenery and the many professionals present in the area, but also thanks to the support opportunities offered by the Puglia Region and the Apulia Film Commission to attract directors and producers.”

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