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10 years of activity in Film Tourism, told in Venice

Posted in Festival history - Tenth edition 2012

Among the many stars at the Venice Film Festival, Ischia Film Festival announces his tenth edition



“A positive summary of the nine years activity of the Ischia Film Festival and BILC, the international market devoted to locations and film tourism.
This is how the Festival director Michelangelo Messina introduced his speech to the 68th Venice Film Festival during the conference intitled “Film tourism and Ischia Film Festival: 10 years of activity”.
The conference was organised by Vladimiro Riva for Vicenza Film Commission and held at the Venice Excelsior Hotel.
It was attended by some distinguished figures like the ENIT President Matteo Marzotto, the President of Risposte Turismo Francesco di Cesare who's also a member of the scientific committee on Film T&ourism at Ischia and Guido Cerasuolo representing the Association of Italian Executive Producers, a long-time partner of Ischia Film Festival.
During the meeting was also presented the manual on Film Tourism realised by the ‘Consorzio Vicenza è’.

Absolute protagonist was the history of Ischia Film Festival, told through slides, pictures and the names of the many guests that throughout the years proved the soundness of the project: from Mario Monicelli to Ken Adam, from Pupi Avati to Abel Ferrara, from Maria Grazia Cucinotta to Paolo Villaggio, just to name a few.


The Ischia Film Festival director also presented the 10th edition of the event that through the years has become an important appointment among many other international festivals. Ischia distinguished itself for its original theme – Film Tourism, devoted to the collaboration between film production and local authorities – but also for its peerless screening locations at the magnificent Aragonese Castle of Ischia.

At the end of the meeting the attendees tasted some specialties from the Campania region, like the delicious Ischia Bianco DOC produced by the Casa D’Ambra, that perfectly matched with the flavours of cookery from the Veneto region. Once again, a demonstration of how the synergy between places and their specialities is a great sponsor of what we call “made in Italy”.

Pleased by the presence of insiders, journalists and institutions representatives, Michelangelo Messina concluded his speech showing the images of the 9th edition of the festival and making official the dates of the 10th edition.
“We thought we owe this important meeting to the Venice Film Festival considering that nine years ago we presented the first edition of our festival right here” concluded Michelangelo Messina.


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