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Iole Maria Giannattasio

Iole Maria Giannattasio


Film Fund


Decision Maker 2019
Decision Maker 2017


Iole Maria Giannattasio is the coordinator of the research unit within Directorate General Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
She represents Italy at Eurimages - European Cinema Support Fund, at the European Audiovisual Observatory and at EFARN– European Film Agencies Research Network.
Iole is the author of several publications on audiovisual film industries and markets and she is a collaborator of the Film Magazine 8 ½ - numeri visioni e prospettive del cinema italiano, published by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà in cooperation with ANICA and DG Cinema - MiBACT.
She was a member of the team established by DG Cinema for the administration of the new tax incentives for film industry in effect since 2009.

company profile

Italian Directorate-General Cinema is in charge of public functions and duties related to the Film Industry within the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
The statutory mandate entails the promotion, the development, the protection and the dissemination of Italian Cinema aiming to consolidate its paramount role in creating and preserving national and local cultural identity.
The main activities are: promoting and coordinating initiatives for film production, and spreading European films in Italy and abroad; providing financial support to film production, distribution and exhibition and promotion of film culture. Both direct support (through grants) and indirect support (through fiscal incentives) are provided. Fiscal incentives are also intended to works for TV and Web. Directorate-General Cinema supervises the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the Istituto Luce - Cinecittà and the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia.