Fondo Audiovisivo FVG
The aim of the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND is to support the development of local film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets.
The Fund operates in three main sectors:
• Training, to encourage the participation of local audiovisual professionals in national and international courses for directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, camera operators, and sound engineers;
• Development, to cover all the activities between the idea and the production phase, from the script-writing and the research, to the casting, the fund raising and the presentation of a teaser;
• Production, along with the promotion of the projects, this last action includes a financial support to cover production expense with the goal of creating more competitive products.
Along with the ordinary management of the fund, the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized several events aimed at creating platforms for cinema professionals from all around the world and developing the local audiovisual industry. The main purpose is to offer new training possibilities and set up new market places, where professionals can meet up, share experiences and begin collaborations.
Cine-Regio representative - Mr. Alessandro Gropplero
Alessandro Gropplero is a graduate in Communication Studies at Trieste University. In 2000 he began working as a production assistant on several documentaries, commercials and video clips with Pidgin, a film production company based in Bologna. In 2005, after having collaborated in London with producers Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen at Number 9 Film Ltd, he came back to Udine, and began working for the Udine Far East Film Festival.
Since May 2007 he has been the head of international relations of the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA AUDIOVISUAL FUND. He has been the key figure in developing and organising a variety of international events, such as "When East meets West - Trieste Cross-border Meeting"; "Ties that bind" - Asia Europe Producers Workshop funded by MEDIA Mundus; "Eurodoc" - Transregional Workshops 2009/2011, in cooperation with the Slovenian Film Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre.