Cine-creative Communities

Rome City of Film organizes the International Annual Conference titled “Cine-Creative Communities”, to explore the themes pertinent to UNESCO Cities of Film and the Creative Cities 3.0.
The debate will pursue what was discussed at the recent UNESCO Annual Meeting at Ostersund and will be held on October 20th at 9:30 am at Palazzo Massimo, on the inaugural day of the International Audio-Visual Market and the 11th Rome Film Fest.
Conceived by Roma Capitale in collaboration with Fondazione Cinema per Roma, this event is an opportunity to delve deeper into the goals and results of the Action Plan for Rome City of Film with institutional decision-makers, UNESCO Creative Cities, the creative category, the public and private supporters who invest in cinema as a driver of sustainable urban development, helping to promote the creative and cultural industry.



20 October 2016 | 9:30 a.m.

Rome | Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Massimo

The Programme


Opening remarks by

Piera Detassis, President of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma

Gabriele Mainetti, director and producer “Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot”


10:00 a.m. – First Panel

Public policy for Creative Cities

Institutional policies for making creativity a driving force behind the growth of cities and their metropolitan areas; cultural institutions as a force for promotion and innovation.

Luca Bergamo, Councillor for Cultural Growth, Roma Capitale

Gian Paolo Manzella, Vice President of the Commission for E.U. and International Affairs, Lazio Regional Council

Nicola Borrelli, Director of the General Directorate for Cinema, MIBACT

Roberto Cicutto, President and CEO, Istituto Luce Cinecittà

Franco Bernabè, President CNI UNESCO


11:00 a.m. – Creative Talent at Work

“Let’s Play Videogames”, the Videogame Festival

“Reaction Roma”, the social movie that takes a look at the city


11:30 a.m. – Second Panel

UNESCO Creative Cities at Work

The experience of the international network, the possible points of contact between creative clusters and the coordination between Italy’s UNESCO Creative Cities.

Luca Lo Bianco, Coordinator, Rome City of Film

Declan Gibbons, Galway City of Film, Coordinator of the Network of Creative Cities of Film

Francesca Martinese, Bologna City of Music, National Coordinator of UNESCO Creative Cities


12 noon  Creative Talent at Work

“Oniride”, virtual reality: storytelling with a new voice.


12:15 p.m. – Third Panel

Spotlight on Cinema

Cinema, new mediums, new technologies, the ties to local resources and settings; how film becomes a tool to promote creative cities and economic growth.

Carlo Brancaleoni, Head of Institutional Relations, Rai Cinema and Sky

Giampaolo Letta, Vice President and CEO, Medusa Film

Luciano Sovena, President, Roma Lazio Film Commission


1:15 p.m. – Creative Talent at Work

“The modern Rome memory project: cinema, geolocation, archives”, the Università di Roma La Sapienza in a joint collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia


On October 21st, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia will host the international seminar “Film Preservation School” – International Line of Action, UNESCO Rome City of Film.

Download the programme

Download the pressbook