Sustainable urban development through the lens of Rome Creative City of Film
On 20 October, Rome, Creative City of Film, organizes an International Conference on Cine-Creative Communities, to be held at the National Museum Palazzo Massimo, to further explore the potential of UNESCO Creative Cities of Film and Creative Cities 3.0 for sustainable urban development. The Conference will focus on the objectives of the action plan of Rome as a Creative City of Film, with the participation of decision-making institutions, the UNESCO Creative Cities – including Galway, Bradford, Bologna, Fabriano, Parma and Turin – artists and cultural professionals, actors from the public and private sectors, viewing film as a key lever and enabler for sustainable urban development, as well as to support and promote creative and cultural industries.
Debates will follow themes developed at the recent Annual Meeting held in September in Östersund (Sweden) namely:
- Institutional policies for making creativity a driving force behind the growth of cities and their metropolitan areas; cultural institutions as a force for promotion and innovation;
- The experience of the international network, the possible points of contact between creative clusters and the coordination between Italy’s UNESCO Creative Cities; and
- Cinema, new mediums, new technologies, the ties to local resources and settings; how film becomes a tool to promote creative cities and economic growth.
In addition, on 21 October, the Experimental Cinematography Centre will host an International Seminar on “Film Preservation School” – International Line of Action, Rome City of Film.