Rome, Italy, was designated a UNESCO City of Film in 2015.
What does this mean for Rome?
Being a part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network means that our city can:
- create a platform for creativity, making it a driving force in our economic development, in local and international contexts
- foster new relationships between the public and private sectors
- promote access, participation and inclusion of communities and citizens in Rome’s thriving cultural scene, particularly those from a disadvantaged background
- enhance Rome’s cinema and audio-visual heritage and facilitate the development of new technologies in all areas of the film industry
Rome has a rich legacy in motion pictures dating back to the early 20th century, when Cinecittà Studios was founded. Italy’s capital city has a long-standing reputation as a vibrant city of film and is home to the largest film production facility in Europe. A renowned hub for Italian cinema, Rome currently supports over 1,300 creative organisations and film businesses across the city.