The Italian Pavilion Promoters



ANICA is the trade association representing the Italian film and audiovisual industry. Founded on 10 July 1944, it has the task of establishing relationships with the main players in the public and private system for the general enhancement of the sector.

ANICA belongs to the Confindustria system, adheres to Confindustria Cultura Italia and is a permanent member of FAPAV, Federation for the Protection of Audiovisual and Multimedia Content. As the representative in Italy of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Cinema, ANICA selects the Italian candidate for the Oscar for the best international film. The Association is a founding member of the Academy of Italian Cinema – David di Donatello Award and of the ANICA Academy Foundation, a basic and highly specialized training school in the professions of the audiovisual and digital world. With the aim of supporting the internationalization of Italian audiovisual companies, since 2017 ANICA together with APA – Association of Audiovisual Producers – has created the International Audiovisual Market, which has become a very important B2B sector event on the international scene. Starting from 2018 the Association promotes Videocittà, an event dedicated to technical and artistic innovation in the field of moving images. ANICA, through the company ANICA Servizi S.r.l., of which it is the sole shareholder, is co-owner of Cinetel, the company in charge of analyzing the proceeds of cinemas. ANICA, as the most representative association in the cine-audiovisual sector, manages the distribution of fees for private copying to original producers of cinematographic works and their successors in title.

In June 2021 the Association completed a statutory revision process, which formalized the transformation of the representation of the sector, as well as of the markets and of the cine-audiovisual production and distribution chains, now integrated, extending its historical base to digital native operators. Three new groups have joined the constituent sections represented by producers, film distributors and technical companies: international exporters, digital publishers and creators, audiovisual media publishers. Cartoon Italia, the National Association of Animation Producers, has confirmed its membership. As part of Expo 2020, ANICA curates the “Notti d’Autore” festival, a weekly film review, in the Italian Pavilion.

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