Operating since September 2000, Film Commission Torino Piemonte has set as its main goal the promotion of Piedmont and its capital city, Turin, as an excellence film location and working place for film and television productions, thus attracting to the area Italian and foreign productions while supporting the local film and television industry, creating therefore new working opportunities for professionals involved in this sector.
Film Commission Torino Piemonte’s main activity is to support all film and television production companies which choose Piedmont and its area to produce their works, by offering a series of services ranging from screenplay first analysis, to location search, up to granting all the required permits through council and province administration offices throughout the duration of the shooting, up to the preview of the film on the territory or festivals in the case the film is selected.
As well as supporting productions on an organisation level, Film Commission Torino Piemonte contributes to the reduction of accommodation costs with funds linked to the production’s commitment on the territory also measured in terms of local art and technical work force involved in the production crew. Moreover in 2007 Piemonte Doc Film Fund, a documentary fund, was established to support documentary productions through funds granted by the region administration and Film Commission Torino Piemonte itself.
Film Commission Torino Piemonte carries out a constant international promotion and marketing activity, through advertisements in major national and international leading sector publications, and with an information booth located at all main international film festivals and markets (Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno...).
Since its outset Film Commission Torino Piemonte has produced and distributed video productions aiming at promoting the potential of both locations across Piedmont and technical services afforded by the territory, and a synthesis of all that the city can offer in terms of architecture after the 2006 Olympic winter games. DVD and illustrated brochures and catalogues have been presented at film and television festivals, distributors, producers, directors, set designers.
Film Commission Torino Piemonte in partnership with Fondazione CRT has also established the "Premio -Set Torino Piemonte", a recognition enhancing all the productions carried out in Piedmont awarding all those - directors, actors, producers - who have chosen or are about to choose Turin and Piedmont as a set for important projects excellence achievements and thus constituting a reason for attraction to our region. The annual ceremony for the award assignment takes place in Turin in November when winners, personalities from the cinema industry, are given a money prize (in its first edition the awards were assigned to Dario Argento, Asia Argento and Marco Tullio Giordana, whereas winners to the second edition were Elio Germano, Luciana Littizzetto, Mario Martone, Fredo Valla).