MIA Market kicks off its 8th edition in Rome

The most important italian industry event will take place from October 11-15 at Palazzo Barberini and Cinema Barberini.

11 OCT 2022

MIA Staff

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MIA | International Audiovisual Market directed by Gaia Tridente, presents the program of its 8th edition, which will take place in Rome from 11 to 15 October 2022 at Palazzo Barberini and Cinema Barberini. During five days, the market will offer an extensive program with specific activities for pillar of content, with dedicated pitching forums, showcases, targeted networking activities and a rich program of conferences covering the most relevant topics of the audiovisual industry.

The number of participants is growing, with a +12% of subscriptions compared to past editions, increased international accreditations and projects received by the co-production market : this year the record number of more than 500 titles from 65 countries around the world has been achieved.

A large participation of international top-players is expected, including the major platforms (Amazon, AppleTV+, Netflix, Paramount+, Tubi) and an ensemble of producers, authors, distributors, agents, studios that will participate in a rich programme of activities aimed at supporting international co-productions, the circulation of works and talent.

This year’s edition of MIA brings exciting novelties, such as a brand new section dedicated to Animation along the already existing editorial ones dedicated to Doc&Factual, Drama and Film. Among the new features of MIA 2022 is the B2B Exchange, an initiative to support the Ukrainian audiovisual industry, the partnership with COMICON for the identification of new content from the world of comics that could become audiovisual productions. The MIA Digital platform will be active also this year to allow registered professionals to access all sessions live and on-demand also remotely.

Also this year, the MIA content showcases with the C EU SOON, GREENLit, Italian Animation Showcase, Italians DOC it Better, Italian Factual Showcase and What's Next Italy sections will present previews of the most eagerly awaited and interesting titles of the coming season.

GREENLit, the glossy event of the Drama section, is back, presenting an international preview of the most eagerly awaited Italian scripted titles of the coming season. The titles: “La Storia”, a TV series based on Elsa Morante's masterpiece, directed by Francesca Archibugi and produced by Picomedia and Thalie Images, in collaboration with Rai Fiction. The crime-thriller “Brennero”, a Rai Fiction-Cross Productions co-production, directed by Davide Marengo together with Giuseppe Bonito.

Sky Studios presents a series that tells the vicious motiveless murder of Luca Varani, one of the most shocking crime cases in recent years. Currently in development, the Sky Original series “La città dei vivi”, a Sky production with CinemaUndici and Lungta Film, based on the novel of the same name by Nicola Lagioia. Also presented will be the Sky Original dramedy series produced by Sky and Greenland, “Hanno ucciso l'uomo ragno-La vera storia degli 883”, directed by Sydney Sibilia, in his TV series debut as director. The series is inspired by the true story of Max Pezzali and Mauro Repetto, who gave life to the 883.

The Animation section will be presented the Italian Animation Showcase, an event dedicated to the Italian animation industry. The selected titles, four series and three feature films, are: “Klincus”, “Baby Puffins & Bunny”, “The Sound Collector”, “Mini Pet Pals & Mini Dinos”, “Bartali's Bicycle”, “Linda Veut du poulet” and, “Copperbeak.”

The DOC & Factual section will present the projects selected for Italians Doc it Better, the showcase of Italian documentaries completed in the last year and not yet distributed abroad. Selected titles include: “L'estate di Joe, Liz e Richard” by Sergio Naitza; “A.P. Giannini- Bank to the Future” by Valentina Signorelli and Cecilia Zoppelletto; “Amate sponde” by Egidio Eronico; “Aiutami a fare da solo. L'idea Montessori” by Maurizio Sciarra; “Nel nome di Gerry Conlon” by Lorenzo Moscia; “Kill me if you can” by Alex Infascelli; “La scelta di Maria” by Francesco Micciché; “Lotta Continua” by Tony Saccucci; “Margherita. La voce delle stelle” by Samuele Rossi; “Sarura” by Nicola Zambelli; “Le ultime parole del boss” by Raffaele Brunetti; “Il tempo dei giganti” by Lorenzo Conte and Davide Barletti. For the factual area, the Italian Factual Showcase selection will present some of the best formats made in Italy in the last year, together with original unreleased formats. The selected titles are: “Falegnami ad alta quota” by Katia Bernardi, “Davide Valentini; Re-Born” by Daniele Cantalupo and Simone Cutri and “The Clan of Classics” by Fabrizio Razza.

For the Film section, What's Next Italy, the work-in-progress program dedicated to the most recent Italian films, returns. International buyers will have the opportunity to preview trailers or scenes of the films presented by the directors, producers and distributors. The selection features three first and two second works. The titles are: “Come pecore in mezzo ai lupi”, a first feature film by Lyda Patitucci; “Patagonia” is the feature debut of Simone Bozzelli; Giuseppe Battiston makes his directorial debut with “Io vivo altrove”; Enrico Maria Artale shows his second feature-length in “El Paraíso”; “Rossosperanza”, Annarita Zambrano's second feature and “Superluna” by Federico Bondi. You can consult the full program here.