Is There Anybody Out There? Skill Shortages in the Film Industry

The scenery has changed like never before due to the COVID-19 pandemic: a shortage of employees, craftspeople, and service providers everywhere. But how does this phenomenon affect the film industry? Author Florian Krautkrämer examines the situation and the proposals for solutions in this latest TAKE dossier.

Experts Provide the Finishing Touches

From 10 January to 28 February 2023, the eighth edition of the FINAL TOUCH industry programme is looking for film projects in their final stages by young filmmakers to help with the finishing touches. Apply now!

INCONTRI #12: An Encounter with the MENA Region

The INCONTRI IDM Film Conference will return in 2023 in the form of a three-day event, once more bringing together representatives from film and TV in the South Tyrolean spa town of Meran/Merano from 29 to 31 March. Registration is still open.

2023 Calls for Funding Applications

The deadlines for the three calls for funding applications to be held in 2023 have been set. All applications must be submitted by 31 January 2023 for Call #1, by 3 May 2023 for Call #2, and by 19 September 2023 for Call #3.

RACCONTI #11 is here

The first workshop running from 26 to 30 October 2022 marks the start of the eleventh edition of the IDM script lab RACCONTI, this time featuring Idda by Irene Dionisio, Confusia by Cecilia Bozza Wolf, and The Last Summer by Fernanda Polacow. International industry experts will provide support in the finalisation of these feature film projects.

Seen it? WATCH !T

In theatres, at festivals, or via streaming: the new WATCH !T platform tells you where films funded by the IDM Film Commission are currently showing.

It’s A Small World

Rockets, no-smoking carriages, and cinnamon rolls: from late August to mid-September, the crew of the newest film adaptation of the children’s classic The Flying Classroom was busy in the Vinschgau area in South Tyrol/Südtirol. A visit to the film set on the last day of shooting in Glurns/Glorenza.

Discovering South Tyrol: IDM’s Location Scouting Program

Munich-based production company “Lieblingsfilm” took part in IDM’s Location Scouting Programme and went on a tour of South Tyrol between 7 and 9 August. The aim? To find new locations for their future project.

A girl, a deer and… what’s love?

A traumatic childhood, domestic violence and tensions all feature in Francesco Jost’s Deer Girl. The Italian-Swiss movie was filmed in and around Fortezza

Cameras are Rolling in Summer

Cameras have started rolling for a summer of principal photography in South Tyrol/Südtirol. There are some interesting – and large-scale! – projects waiting in the wings for us: family films and dramas, documentaries, and short films.

Second call of the year: Seven film projects featuring a lot of green shooting

Three feature films, two short films, and two documentaries were approved for funding during the second 2022 call. The total funding volume amounts to 1,281,000.00 EUR. Six of these projects are from South Tyrol/Südtirol–Italy and one is from Germany – most of them are realised as co-productions and pursue green shooting methods.

RACCONTI Script Lab: Behind the Scenes

Why take part in the IDM script lab? That is the question we asked the participants of RACCONTI #10. During our interview, they told us how the exchange with experts and other teams drives the development of a script – and how it shapes the collaboration between the writer/director and the producer.