About the partners

Italian General Association of Performing Arts (AGIS) works in the field of cinema, theatre, music, dance, and performing arts in general. The number of companies involved in the confederation is about 7,400, divided in more than 30 national associations related to different sectors. AGIS represents these associations and helps them negotiate and dialogue with local and public institutions, coordinating and promoting the needs of each single category. 

Agiscuola, founded in 1985, is the division responsible for implementing projects that involve schools of all orders, and is a staple in the relationship between education and the world of entertainment. Since 2002, it has been the reference entity, cooperating with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, regarding the dissemination of cultural and educational films to students of all levels. It organizes official training courses for teachers.

In collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Agiscuola promotes the youth juries of the major Italian film awards: David di Donatello (David Giovani) and the Venice International Film Festival (Leoncino d’oro).

Format SFF Foundation (FSFFF) is a non-governmental organization, established in 2003 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The organization mission is encouragement and development of contemporary artistic expression as well as management of projects that will promote modern art.  Ever since its establishment the organization’s main focus is on promoting the work of Bulgarian and foreign artists and on activities that will develop the contemporary audiovisual culture.

The main activity of the Foundation is organization and implementation of the annual IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival and the parallel audiovisual training programme for professionals, as well.

The long-term goal is the creation of favorable professional and educational environment where filmmakers of different age, experience and professional background can collaborate in a cross-cultural international framework. The Foundation develops a number of other initiatives in the field of contemporary audiovisual culture, cultural cooperation, partnership and networking among young people.

Romanian Film Promotion (APFR) is one of the most important entities in the Romanian cinema.

Romanian Film Promotion was established in 2001 in order to support young filmmakers and film professionals, the promotion of European values but also the formation of a new generation of viewers.

In its 16 years of activity, Romanian Film Promotion engaged millions of viewers in its events and contributed massively to promote Romanian films domestically and abroad. Some of the biggest or well-known events organised by the association are: Transilvania International Film Festival, Gopo Awards, Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, TIFF Caravan, White Night of Romanian Films and EducaTIFF – the media and cinema educational program for children and teenagers.

In 2006, Romanian Film Promotion became a full member of the European Film Promotion (EFP), which comprises 38 organisations from 37 countries. This status acquired through affiliation allows it to take part in promotional programs and activities organised by European Film Promotion.

Institute for Advancement of Visual Culture (VIZO) is a non-government and non-profit cultural Organization for film education, founded in March 2013 in Slovenia. Two of VIZO’s most important projects are International Film Festival for Youth Eye on Film („Film na oko”) and film platform for young people Mad About Film.

Mission of VIZO is to introduce the film culture in Slovenian educational and cultural institutions by organizing film literacy programs. Therefore, VIZO is preparing qualitative, relevant and suitable programs of film lectures, seminars, workshops and discussions, co-operating with kindergartens, primary and high schools, local and art house cinemas, libraries, festivals and other interested parties.

Vision of VIZO is also to implement the cultural and educational activities in the field of film culture and other visual media and the integration of visual art with other artistic expression. Beside film educational programs, VIZO offers project management of film and cultural programs, organization of cultural events, production of audio-visual projects etc.

IULM University is commonly recognized as the Italian center of excellence for training in the fields of communication, audiovisual media, advertising and digital marketing. With a vocation geared towards integrating cultural preparation and professional skills, the University is a meeting point between the academic world and the labor market. IULM provides its students with a solid preparation, innovative didactic courses, cutting-edge services, network opportunities, connections with the job market and it encourages study experiences abroad. Its mission is to train professionals able to face challenges and seize opportunities emerging from international scenarios.

In the field of Film Education, IULM offers a three-year undergraduate degree in Communication, Media and Advertising and a two-year masters degree in Television, Cinema and New Media. The latter is the only one of its kind in Italy and it provides students with both theoretical and practical training in all stages of the audiovisual production process for all kinds of media (cinema, television, the web, videogames, mobile devices) through the expertise of academic professors and renowned professionals.

Training in cinema is also enriched by a One-Year Masters Degree in The Art of Storytelling, an Executive Education Master Course in Dubbing, Adaptation and Translation for Film and an Executive Education Master Course in Animation & Visual Effects.