Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

“So many projects were overbooked, a sign that our selection had attracted considerable interest”

– We spoke with the director of the Apulia Film Forum, Alberto La Monica, about this year’s tenth edition which unfolded in Brindisi between 10-12 October

Alberto La Monica • Director, Apulia Film Forum

Twenty-one projects, 20 countries represented, three days of individual meetings between producers looking for new ideas and synergies, and a welcoming region like few others in the world. Saturday 12 October saw the 10th edition of the Apulia Film Forum come to a close, a travelling international co-production market (held this year in Brindisi) organised by the Apulia Film Commission and reserved for projects in development, whether fiction or documentaries, which are set to be shot (in full or in part) in Puglia. In 9 years, 166 projects have been selected, 55 have been made, and many others are currently in post-production. We chatted about the Forum with its director Alberto La Monica.

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Cineuropa: What were the results of this tenth edition of the Apulia Film Forum?
Alberto La Monica:
We’re absolutely thrilled. We knew it would be a special edition back when we were organising meetings for the projects and managing appointment requests for the projects ahead of the event. So many projects were overbooked, a clear and immediate sign that the selection we’d made had attracted a great deal of interest. Another sign was the feedback submitted by many…

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