SIAE for Culture and Entertainment

The commitment of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers towards creativity is not limited to the respect of the authors’ rights. SIAE has supported culture in Italy for years, providing spaces, exchange opportunities and economic incentives, always taking special care for young authors. In this section it is possible to find all the initiatives carried out by SIAE for the promotion of the Italian culture. 

Cultural promotion's activities under sectional funds

Past projects Archive (2014-2015)

 

  • CLASSICI DI OGGI

"Classic Today" is the SIAE project that represents the desire to revive and promote the cultured music simultaneously. The twelve beneficiaries of the funding were chosen from three different types of subjects: ensemble, record labels and electroacoustic production centers, and selected according to quality criteria (open to young composers, careful experimentation, contacts with foreign realities, enlarged activity beyond the fact concerts ...), quantity (such as the number of concerts) and continuity (having worked steadily during the five years preceding the award). Part of the project is the Conference held on March 5 at Museo Teatrale del Burcardo on some "reflections on educated contemporary classical music." A the conference, opened by an intervention of the Director General Blandini, among the speakers was Alessandro Solbiati, Guido Salvetti and Alessandro Biagini.

 

  • NON SPEGNERE LA MUSICA – FEDERAZIONE AUTORI

The protection of author’s right and the fight against illegality must move first by educating users and promoting the legal offer of original works. These premises have created the project "Do not turn off the music, respects authir’s right" through which the Authors Federation intends to introduce their action in schools to raise awareness among future users of intellectual property. The project was implemented in collaboration with the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, with the moral support of the Ministry of Justice and under the patronage of Mibact. The project was presented on March 10 with a one-day workshop provides conferences in Milan, Cagliari, Matera, Pistoia and Genoa.

 

  • GENOVA PER VOI (ATID)

"Genoa for you" is the first talent for songwriter. The event consists of four phases: the selections, the meeting of the Artistic Committee with the selected semi-finalists, the factory with the finalists and the finals. For the winner there is an exclusive contract with Universal Music Publishing.

 

  • MUSIC ON STAGE

"Music on Stage" is a project aimed at identifying, promoting and forming the artistic creative skills of young students of art high schools and universities in Milan, which aims to enable all children to develop and give visibility to theirartistic passion.The project gives life to a music contest open to all songwriters, singers and bands present in schools and universities of Milan and neighborhood.

 

  • PIANO CITY – RASSEGNA MILANO

"Piano City Milan" is a cultural event dedicated to the music that has received the support of SIAE and the cooperation of numerous companies.For three days, May 20 to 22, Milan will be hosting more than 300 concerts, workshops and lectures, offering pianists the chance to perform in unusual places and supporting young talent through scholarships of office.

 

  • RAVENNA JAZZ FESTIVAL

The "Ravenna Jazz 2016" is one of the longest running jazz festival in Italy, where wide popularity is combined with  excellent quality art with a range of different proposals, with events spread throughout the city in 10 days of intense music, 2 to 14 May.
The "Ravenna Jazz" is also home to the final event of "crazy about Jazz",Jazz Network project which brings jazz in schools.

 

  • SANREMO CITTÀ DELLA MUSICA - IL FESTIVAL DEI GIOVANI AUTORI

The project "Sanremo City of Music", promoted by the Municipality of Sanremo, organized by the  Sanremo Symphony Orchestra Foundation and supported by SIAE, is held for its 66th edition 2016 in Sanremo from 9 to 12 February 2016. The objective of the project was to promote the music of young emerging artists by hosting on stage the finalists of the Sanremo Area Contest 2015 2015 and the various musical reality of the town in a time when  San Remo has a great media exposure. 

 

  • FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDI DI SPOLETO - CONCERTO DI MUSICHE DA FILM

On 27 June, within the "Festival of the two worlds" at the Roman theater of Spoleto,the protagonist of the last 40 years film soundtrack is the music of our most distinguished composers in Italy and worldwide. An orchestra of 48 items conducted by maestro Maurizio Pica, under the artistic direction of Maestro Franco Micalizzi. A journey through music and images of the history of ourcinema, led by Giampiero Ingrassia. The evening offers, in addition to music, interesting moments of meetings with distinguished guests during which they tell anecdotes that happened during the filming of the music or the writings in question. Guests of the event will be Christian De Sica, Serena Autieri, Fabrizio Bosso. The evening also comes as due recognition for the great contribution at international level given to Italian culture throughout the world.

 

  • CARNEVALE DI TIVOLI

Hundreds of citizens and volunteers were involved in the organization, more than twenty associations and city organizations assembled, and five days of celebration - Sunday, January 31, Thursday 4, Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Tuesday, February 9 - with events at Villa Adriana, Campolimpido, Casal Bellini, Tivoli Terme and historical center of Tivoli. Tivoli hosts the Carnival Tiburtino 2016, sponsored by SIAE and dedicated to nature and all its beauties.To its defense parades of masked groups, theatrical performances, musical performances and street performers are inspired to remember the importance of respecting the environment, flora and fauna. For this particular occasion also taps into the rich world of magic and fairy tales.

 

  • TUTTI ALL’OPERA

The project is an educational theatre workshop both for those who go on stage and also for those who watch the show and it is developed by working with young inmates of Beccaria from three basic elements, Laboratory - Theater - Entertainment. Among the objectives is not only knowledge of operatic plots, but also of important figures of theatrical history on which you can develop many artistic research. The project will end with Everyone at work.

 

  • UNA STRISCIA DI TERRA FECONDA

"a strip of fertile land",  is a Franco-Italian jazz festival with improvised music, an exhibition that focuses on the most established soloists, on young talents to be valued, as well as on  original productions premiered proposals. The festival is held from April to June with a series of concerts located in Campagnano Romano, Palombara Sabina and the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

 

  • ZAMPOGNA

"The Bagpipe"  is the annual appointment with one of the the most important  festivals in Italy in the panorama of popular music and of world music.  Now in its XXIII edition, scheduled in Maranola and Formia on 16 and 17 January, the Festival involves a large number of scholars, musicians, luthiers and a passionate public. Many are the artists and craftsmen who, for the occasion, crowd the streets of the village and complement the program of concerts and seminars and among these, in particular, the many traditional bagpipes musicians in the area of  Aurunci, Ausoni and of Mainarde. Young and old Musicians, Italians and foreigners animate all concerts, seminars and meetings.

 

  • AREZZO WAVE CONTEST

Arezzo Wave Contest 2016 is a free live music competition addressed to productions with original repertoire. The competition wants to show all the new musical trends, giving space to other forms of art and expression of creativity and language. It also wants to give young writers a vocational training and an opportunity for promotion. Within the project is the evening: "Talents stage-The future of music with SIAE" that sees the presence of the best finalist groups contest in the presence of critics and music journalists operators; among these the best four are selected to celebrate the best proposals of young authors in our country.

 

  • IL TENCO TUTTO L'ANNO

The Club's main initiative is the  "Review of song writing," high-quality artistic, cultural festivals, with technical expertise. In addition, every year, there is the assignment of a "Premium Tenco", an award given to one or more of the great artists who have distinguished themselves in the course of their career. The SIAE contribution of recent years allows the Tenco its continuity.

 

  • NUOVI AUTORI PER NUOVE VOCI - FESTIVAL DI CASTROCARO

Within the New Voices Competition of Castrocaro Festival the  "New Composers" notice is dedicated to all young authors under the age of 35 years, registered to Siae  who face many difficulties to emerge and promote their work and their creativity. The competition is about creating new music intended, as the first use, for the competitors of the 59th edition of the New Voices Contest, who will interpret the unpublished  songs in Italian language created by authors participating in the Competition. 
The author assigned to the competitor winner of the Festival is granted the option for the subscription of a publishing agreement relating to a new track.Last but not least, the unpublished songs that will participate in the Final will be the subject of the Prize for the most broadcasted radio song, which will be decided by a jury that will support the Radio Festival in its various stages.

 

  • CAMPUS BAND MUSICA & MATEMATICA

"Campus Band", a the three-year project supported by SIAE with the involvement of the Ministry of Education, promotes creativity in authorial music among young people thanks to a competition reserved for musical groups that form within the context of high schools and university.The average age of the members of each group should not exceed 25 years and, at least the majority of the elements of the band, have to demonstrate to attend school courses.

 

  • HONORING ENNIO MORRICONE

The project,born on the eve of the Academy Awards in the context of the L.A ITALY FESTIVAL, and anticipating the Oscar, wishesto pay homage to the Maestro Morricone and to those who have helped to strengthen their career through the conferral of the coveted Star on the Walk of Fame. The project also supports the image of Italian cultural industry in the world. The event was held from 21 to 27 February.

 

  • PREMIO DONIDA

"The Donida Award" is one of the most important activities of the Association "The Society of Donida", always active in promoting the creativity of young people, through cultural projects aimed at studying and training young performers of musical works. The Award draws attention to artists from all over Italy to grant a scholarship at CET by Mogol and a publishing contract with Universal Music Publishing Srl.

 

  • PREMIO CARLO BIXIO

Carlo Bixio Award for best original screenplay of fiction, promoted by Television Producers Association (APT), RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana and RTI – American television networks , continues to pursue its goal even in 2016: the search for new and young talents "under 40", as Carlo Bixio didin his long career, who are carriers of innovative spirit for the audiovisual world. The collaboration with SIAE not only supports the organization of the event in June, but provides the assignment of a particular award, the "Plaque SIAE - Author of Idea", to assign the script that  stands out more for its innovation.

 

  • ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE SILVIO D’AMICO 

The projectbranches in different directions: exhibitions, audiovisual productions, competitions, prizes and scholarships. SIAE, foreach task, provides a support contribution, especially for young authors, in order to stimulate growth and encourage the inclusion in the workforce.
Among the promoted activities is for example the award of excellence in studies of Dramaturgy and Stage writing of selected students, who can then point to the involvement of institutions and festivals of national importance.

 

  • PREMIO FRANCO SOLINAS "SCRIVERE PER IL CINEMA" 

The Franco Solinas Award for Best Screenplay carries out its action in favor of new talent through the selection of High Training Workshops of Creative Workshop and the establishment of scholarships for development. The competition is divided intoseveral phases, characterized by the sending of a subject and a screenplay. The allocation of Prize and grants for Development is made available by the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers in the context of the three year project launched last year by the SIAE and allocated to training and promotion of young authors.

 

  • SUDTITLES "ESCO 2016" - RASSEGNA DI CINEMA ALLO SCOPERTO 

The project "ESCO 2016 - Review of the cinema in the open"proposed by the Cultural Association Sudtitles consists in the realisation of an outdoor cinema arena to open for the duration of 14 consecutive days in squares or historic buildings within the city territory. The program includes a number of Italian operas that, despite their value and the interest aroused in the public and critics, have had poor distribution within regional cinema circuits. It also provides for the possibility to dedicate a tribute to a famous Director from the Italian film history, projecting the works and organizing meetings and discussions.

 

  • LIGHTBOX – I LOVE G.A.I. - RASSEGNA E CONCORSO PER GIOVANI AUTORI ITALIANI

the Lightbox aims to organize, in close cooperation with the SIAE, an event at the Venice Film Festival in September: a competition dedicated to the promotion of young Italian authors (I LOVE G.A.).The competition has as its first goal to "find" young talent, give them significant visibility, facilitate their contact with thefilm productions and the cinema circuit. In this sense, the event expected to create a space to facilitate the exchanges and meetings between authors, producers and distributors.

 

  • VOCI NELL’OMBRA - FESTIVAL NAZIONALE DEL DOPPIAGGIO

The National Festival of Dubbing "Shadow Voices" is the longest running and most important Italian event dedicated to dubbing, a real art that is always part of the Italian culture. The Festival, which is held in October, aims not only to distribute as flagship national event that rewards and highlights the excellence of Italian dubbing but also to study, analyze and propose solutions to improve even more the image of this art.

 

  • DAVID DI DONATELLO

The Awards represent major acknowledgments to the most talented writers in film Italian assigned rom 'Ente David Donatello’ of the Academy of Italian Cinema. The contribution of SIAE is intended for the realization of the awards ceremony eventand, since 2015, has also established the "Young Author Award".

 

  • WEB LAB 2.0

The project "Web Lab 2.0" aims to create a narrative serial audiovisual to develop and produce within a program of workshops dedicated to the guests of Cesare Beccaria  the juvenile criminal Institute of Milan and intended for broadcasting on the web and on the Rainetwork.

 

  • SICILIA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 

The project which has already had  great success in the last two editions in the area of cultural Cantieri alla Zisa of Palermo, provides film screenings, presentations of books, musical performances, exhibitions and meetings with the authors.Conceived  in view of a constant growth of the territory, our festival intends to work in the wake of the dual track that has alwaysset it apart:the fight against homophobia and the defense of quality cinema. The festival has been supported for yearsby the Ministry of Culture - General Direction for Cinema, by the Sicilian Region - Sicily Film Commission and the Cityof Palermo. This project highlights a reality that has long worked in the international arena with a focus on involvement of different segments of the population. The festival takes place from 29 May to 5 June.

 

  • CINETECA ITALIANA MILANO

The Italian Film Library  Milan Foundation aims to preserve and enhance the film heritage, and to disseminate, at the national and international level, the Italian film culture.There are more projects supported by the film library and supported by SIAE; among them an Interactive Museum of Cinema, a film festival, a competition of early works and a series ofround tables and a 10-day festival dedicated to schools and families.

 

  • CNR - PROGETTO DI RICERCA DONNE E AUDIOVISIVO

The project is focused on the research of the woman in the world of italian audiovisual, identifying the state of the art among the main professions andand authorship (director, screenplay, adaptation) and stimulating reflection, with policy proposals on how to promote and support the culture of gender equality in the sector.

 

  • APOLLO 11 "RACCONTI DAL VERO - RACCONTI DAL MONDO"

"Tales from the truth - Tales from the world", film festival focused on documentariesand Italian and international creation.The project aims to realize a programming season from October to June with one or more weekly projections and with the addition of  some movie re-runs at the weekend establishing itself as a kind of permanent festival of documentary film in Rome.

 

  • ORTIGIA FILM FESTIVAL

The Ortigia Film Festival is the contest relating to Italian works coming first and second, which gives space to young independent filmmaking and films by young authors, qualitatively deserving works that have little or no visibility in conventional circuits.Ortigia Film Festival is a competition of feature films, short films, showcase of documentaries, retrospectives, previews, tributes to great authors etc.

 

  • IL VENTO DEL NORD - LAMPEDUSA CINEMA

Festival born under the patronage of the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the Region of Sicily, which is SIAE’s main sponsor, and  brings last season movie theatre to Lampedusa with screenings, meetings and guests. SIAE has chosen to support the event, which takes place from July 30 to August 5, to offer entertainment, performances and culture, involving schoolsand the boys of Lampedusa.

 

  • TORINO FICTIONLAB

FictionLab is an initiative organised by the Film Commission Turin Piedmont (FCTP) and TorinoFilmLab (TFL)aimed at developing high-profile television drama projects in Piedmont.The project benefits from the collaboration of Rai Fiction and Sky and is organized with the support of APT Television Producers Association and ANICA, which will award a prizeand will make use of the patronage of 100authors,the Holden School and Writers Guild Italy. Fiction Lab stems as writing workshop forprofessional script writers and not with the ambition to establish itself as a unique opportunity for encounter between the various sectors of the productive mechanism.The laboratory provides for the realization of 3 workshops in Rome and Turin and will conclude with an awards ceremony.

 

  • TRIBUTO A ETTORE SCOLA - BIF&ST BARI INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST

The project "Tribute to Ettore Scola" falls within the "BIF&ST - Bari International Film Festival" in the program from 2 to 9 April, an event followed and cured personally by Ettore Scolauntil a few days before his disappearance.To honour the figureof the Master, the Foundation intends to organize a tribute during which there will be screeningsof films and video materials, conferences, lectures, book presentations and other events. The tribute will take place in parallel to the festival and numerous Italians and foreign actors who have worked with Scola or took inspiration from him,  besides his  family and many of his colleagues will attend.

 

  • TEATRO NO’HMA – T. Pomodoro

The "Theatre No'hma", also supported by the SIAE,proposes to Milan an activity with cultural issues and social interest by providing events, paths seminars, multimedia, events and interesting artistic performances,theatrical and musical. The shows are free of charge.

  • Premio Goliarda Sapienza

The Award is open to all inmates in Italian prisons and juvenile detention centers, which have the opportunity tocompete with their own autobiographical story. The fourth edition has also established the Poetry section.Exceptional tutors who set themselves a part are artists, journalists and authors of fame. The objective of the award is to give concrete expression to the aims of the rehabilitation penalty provided for by the Italian law.2016 Award is dedicated to Special Jubilee of Mercy, so the theme of the competition will be forgiveness.