Culture & Cinema in Spa Towns – The Movie Café

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March 26, 2018

There is a long list of movies that have portrayed the spa towns of Europe, and even longer is the list of film-stars and directors who have found here peaceful relaxing retreats. Trough history cinema have greatly contributed to built the myth and the image of these healing places which are, still today, demanded film locations.

Organized by the Municipality of Fiuggi, in Italy, the Café will on the history of Italian and international cinema.Held in the this Café examined the role that spa towns have played in the development of modern tourism, and their contribution to the development of new forms of slow, eco, wellness and health tourism.

a. It will take place at the first grand hotel built in the city and presently a school for jobs in hotels and restaurants. The debate will be accompanied by reproductions of famous Fiuggi’s spa commercials made by famous audio-visual artists and filmmakers..

PARTNERS

The Fiuggi Family Film Festival (FFF) is an annual film festival entirely dedicated to families, with a great audience success. A couple of meetings every day aim at taking into consideration the main difficulties for families nowadays, from a social, economic and cultural point of view. In this edition, the Festival made an special exhange the Festival for Young Audiences Plein la Bobine, that takes place each year in the French spa town of La Bourboule, another EHTTA member

http://www.fiuggifilmfestival.com/
INTRODUCTION & WELCOME SPEECHES

Fabrizio Martini

Mayor of Fiuggi


Giuseppe Bellandi

EHTTA President


1st round table

Thermal Towns and Cinema: Between Past and Future

In the course of history, spa towns have always proved to be cultural and wellness centres in Europe, they have been chosen many times as settings for famous movies, because internationally known producers and actors have appreciated the wonderful architectural, cultural and natural heritage that they represent. Experts and critics, together with representatives of public and private cinematographic institutions, will exchange their points of view concerning the analysis of the cultural and historic value of the thermal towns. The latter are locations considered fascinating for film productions and are privileged venues in which to meet famous artists, who have been responsible for the history of Italian and European cinema.

Part 1: Thermal Towns: Locations for Cinematographic Productions

Artistic creativity, whether visual, sonic or even literary, should permanently infuse the digital approach. A multimedia or transmedia approach, the web documentary has became one way of creating a new narrative arena that incorporates difference forms of imaginative techniques. Starting from the work produced at the Centre des arts, different experiences will be presented.

Nicola Borrelli

General Director for Cinema - Italian Ministry of Heritage , Culture and Tourism


The enhacement of national film industries and the audiovisual production as powerful tool to stimulate self-expression and creativity, contributing to the diversity and richness of European culture.

Tina Bianchi

Roma Lazio Film Commission


The role of film commissions in the promotion of territories as film locations. The development of "cinetourism" and its impacts.

Claudio Bocci

Federculture - Federation of Enterprises and Organizations for culture, tourism, sports and leisure


Location placement as a presentation of tourist attractions through storytelling in cinema, literature

Antonio Abbete

President of the Foundation Umberto Mastroiaini di Arpino


Cultural Heritage as a source of economic and tourism development: its central strategic role and the needs of funding.

Part 2: Bread, Cinema and Fantasy

Artistic creativity, whether visual, sonic or even literary, should permanently infuse the digital approach. A multimedia or transmedia approach, the web documentary has became one way of creating a new narrative arena that incorporates difference forms of imaginative techniques. Starting from the work produced at the Centre des arts, different experiences will be presented.

Massimo Cardillo

Historian and Film Critic


In his evocative title “Bread, Cinema & Fantasy” which paraphrases the famour De Sica’s film, Massimo Cardillo starts from the undeniable importance that every spa town can have in various projects related to cinema in its relation to the spirit, history and culture that has always animated it. Cinema becomes a driving force for tourism when you create interest and knowledge in the same area. Cinema is a visual symbol of places, ways of being and other cultures. The screen changes the perception of people and history. The cinema is a collective imagination that creates paradigms and symbolism. The history of cinema is a form of cultural symbol useful to form the new European citizen

Honorary Prize to Vittorio de Sica

On the ocassion of the Café, the city of Fiuggi awarded the world-famous Italian film director, Vittorio De Sica, with a cultural and moral prize. He was one of the guests of the historic spa town as well as being a famous European film personality, who with his realistic language and content contributed to the spread of those values that are part of the treasure of European cultural heritage.

Her daughter, Emi De Sica, attend the event and received the prize, with a speech where she traced the career of this unforgettable artist.

2nd round table

Thermal towns, exchanges and cultural creativity

For many years now, thermal towns are known as locations for debates and meeting places for artists, historians and intellectuals. Indeed, these towns are centres for cultural creativity in a European context, experimenting new forms of cultural exchange, transmission of knowledge, and the promotion of creativity in the cinematographic sector.

Moderator: Michel Thomas-Penette

Sébastien Mauras

Spadel Group - Communication Director


Plein la Bobine is a cinematographic festival for young audiences in the heart of the Massif du Sancy, and since 2002 has been organized by the Children Film Festival Association (AFFE). The AFFE works to make this festival an appointment for quality, to arouse the artistic curiosity of children and young adults, while working for an artistic and cultural education, especially education about image

Antonella Bevere

Fiuggi Film Festival


The Fiuggi Family Festival is a unique film festival entirely dedicated to families. Since 2008, the several editions have welcomed over 25.000 visitors with extensive national media coverage. Here families can find screenings, previews, events and all sorts of leisure and cultural activities. It is aimed at promoting the Italian distribution of family oriented movies.

THE ARTISTS

Travel Diaries - Photographs - Video

Lapinsanplus

Visual Artist - Carnettiste


Roberto Iacono, born in 1983 in Rome (Italy) is a drawer, a cartoonist and a visual artist. He mostly works with a pseudonym Lapisanplus that means in latin "additional pen" or "more than a pen". He studied Art and History of Art in Rome. Since 2010, he lives in Marseille, where he recently won an artist residence with the General Council of Bouches-du-Rhône.

Loiez Deniel

Video & Photo Artist


Loiez Déniel lives and works in Auvergne (and sometimes Istanbul). Video maker photographer artist, independent researcher in multimedia integration solutions and operational poetry, he is also president of the International Video Art Festival VIDEOFORMES.

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