Rome’s MIA film and TV market has unveiled the line-up and highlights of its seventh edition, unfolding October 13 to 17 in and around the Italian capital’s Piazza Barberini district.
The market is expected to be of greater importance for European film buyers and sellers this autumn, after the Covid-19 pandemic deterred many from travelling to Toronto earlier this September and forced the American Film Market (Nov 1-5) to move online for a second year.
In a sign of this, MIA has reported a 30% increase in the number of feature films due to screen in the market this year. So far 140 titles have been registered, around 80 of them for world or market premieres
Another 14 feature film projects will be presented in the MIA Production Market and Pitching Forum, including Silvio Muccino’s Les Italiens, Tina Gharavi’s Forough: A Lonely Woman, Ray Yeung’s Today… Tomorrow… and Eran Riklis’s Last Chord In Thessaloniki.
Fourteen international series projects will also be pitched. Paula A. Vaccaro at Pinball London and Aaron Brookner will unveil their latest collaboration Coverdale.
The line-up also includes Farpoint, co-produced by Caretta Films and Three River Fiction and distributed by ZDF Enterprises, and French drama D’Artagnan And Co, created by Yann Le Gal and produced by AT-Prod.
Further programme highlights include a keynote conversation with US director, writer and producer Joe Russo. The Captain America director will discuss the work of Agbo, the production company he founded with his brother and producing and directing partner Anthony Russo in 2017.
Conceived as an artist-founded, artist-first independent studio to develop and produce film, TV, and interactive platforms spanning intellectual property universes, its productions to date include 21 Bridges, Mosul, Relic, and Extraction.
Further keynote speakers will include producer Alon Aranya, executive producer of Showtime’s Your Honor, the US remake of the Israeli series Kvodo, with Bryan Cranston.