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Meridiano Zero – Documentary filmmaking meets people and places of the Italian Cooperation- DEADLINE: AUGUST 20TH 2017

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Florence Festival of Peoples are proud to present “meridiano ZERO”, a film gallery dedicated to countries and peoples the Italian Cooperation is connected to. The gallery be presented during the 58th edition of the Festival dei Popoli, in Florence, from 10 to 17 October 2017.
 
This initiative is part of a process conceived by the Agency for involving the civil society and drawing the public attention to the first National Conference on development cooperation, scheduled in the Spring 2018.
 
The programme of the "meridiano Zero" gallery will be built on a selection of videos which will be chosen via a public invitation, according to the following directions.

 
The guidelines can be downloaded here
The application from can be downloaded here in Italian only. 
 
Documentary films must be submitted no later than 20 August 2017 by filling online the above mentioned application form
 
The subject of the documentary must focus on one of the following key issues: Food security; Migration; Culture, cultural heritage, creative industries, sustainable tourism.
 
All authors selected to take part in the Festival will be invited by the Agency to present a project for a new video documentary about AICS priority countries and issues. If the participant is different from the author, the project invitation will be sent to the author.
 
The project proposal considered as the most significant and effective in terms of the priority issues for the Agency will receive a contribution to production up to 5,000 euros. The new documentary should be produced in 2018.
 
Requests of further clarifications or information can be sent to meridianozero@aics.gov.it
 
Documentaries produced after 1 January 2012 will be accepted.