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MEDICI — The Film Funding Journey
I have done nothing else but earn money and spend money; and it became clear that spending money gives me greater pleasure than earning it (Cosimo Medici)
This discussion and exchange forum – exclusively dedicated to European and non European (since 2015) public film funders at supranational, national and regional levels – started in 2012 on the initiative of the MEDIA programme. It comprises one yearly Workshops (except in 2012, with two Workshops). Each of them deals with different issues related to the role of the funds and to the financing of projects at different phases from the perspective of a public funder.
Based on peer-to-peer exchanges, MEDICI* proposes
- To share best practice and creative policy-making in public film funding: comparative approaches, alternative methodologies and evaluation techniques, film business models, funding mechanisms in the context of new formats, etc.
- To enhance cooperation and communication among film funders creatively active in the defense and improvement of European films.
*the Florentine family of art funders and bankers in the early and High Renaissance (XVth to XVIIIth century)
The Sixth Workshop – The Development of Content: Challenges and Opportunities – Public Funds as Pawns or Players? – took place in September 2016
The Fifth Workshop – International Coproductions, Development, Gender and quotas – took place in September 2015
The Fourth Workshop – Promotion, Distribution and Success Evaluation – took place in September 2014
The Third Workshop – Impact of Digital in Film Business and Production / Decision Making Processes – took place in September 2013.
The First Workshop – Strategies & Initiatives for the Film Funders – took place in April 2012.
The Second Workshop — Financing Strategies — took place in November 2012.Programme 2016 Methodology, Skills and Professional Benefits Participants Participants' Comments MEDICI Coordinator and Head of Studies «The 12 Labours of Hercules» Report of the Reports – Workshops 1 to 4 Reports Previous Workshops Schedules Previous Workshops Partners Contact