Franco Bocca Gelsi

Franco Bocca Gelsi


EAVE Project: Silent Identities

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Position Administrator
Company Gagarin srl


Franco Bocca Gelsi, born in Genoa and moved to Milano at 16. After study at the local school of cinema, he Graduate at EURODOC European Producer training (documentary) in 2007 and E.A.V.E. (European audio visual entrepreneur) (fiction) in 2006. He also has a Master in Romance and Script obtained at HOLDEN SCHOOL by Alessandro Baricco He has been administrator and producer of Cooperativa Gagarin since 2002, Producer at MIR Cinematografica Srl between 2005 and 2007, administrator and producer of Orda d’Oro Film since 2007and Administrator and producer of Gagarin Srl since 2011. He is a member of EPN (European Producer Network) since 2007, Member of Boards of Agenzia per il Cinema e l’Audiovisivo di Milano (Agency for cinema and audio-visual resources Milan) between 2008 and 2011, President of A.P.I.L. (Association of independent Producer Lombardy) since 2010 and Member of the executive board of A.G.P.C. (Association of Young Cinema Producer) since 2013. He taught at Civic School of Cinema Milan in 2010, and he is Academic at N.A.B.A. (New Academy of Fine Arts) Milan since 2011, and also Academic at I.U.L.M. (Open University of Languages and Communication) Milan since 2012. He produced seven films and five documentary. Among them: The Munchies by Paolo Vari and Antonio Bocola, winner of Grand Slam in Annecy 2004; We want Roses too, by Alina Marazzi; Escape from Call Canter by Federico Rizzo; The Last Shepherd by Marco Bonfanti, which participate art Tokyo film Festival, Dubai Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. His philosophy is pushing every project to find the correct path to achieve the best result with the right partner. Gagarin aims to become a Co-production crossing point for international project, which wants to interpret the cultural, technological and economic transformations of nowadays cinema and documentary market. Gagarin creates opera that give voice to the emerging authors with a high artistic level of production.

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A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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