Berlin Commercial and Conero Film + ADV Join Forces to Inspire European Creativity

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Berlin Commercial and Conero Film + ADV (CFA) are proud to announce their partnership, a milestone for European filmmaking.

Berlin Commercial, in its urban dynamism and innovation, complements Conero Film + ADV’s tranquil setting in the beautiful Italian countryside. Paving the way for sustainable solutions Berlin Commercial award trophies are created by sustainable design studio GOMI (Brighton, UK) employing flexible plastic waste (ldpe) that is normally not recyclable. Together, Berlin Commercial and Conero Film + ADV offer filmmakers contrasting yet inspiring environments for creative juices to flow.

With Berlin Commercial scheduled on 26-30 August in Berlin, Germany, Conero Film + ADV will follow, taking place in Conero Natural Park, in the Marche region of Italy, on 6-8 September. CFA’s main event will be hosted at Local Bizzarro’s headquarters, a production company whose heart lies in creating video content by adhering to specific protocols to diminish the impact of video production on the environment. This collaboration aims to foster greater connectivity and collaboration within the filmmaking community and transcend geographical boundaries. The regular deadline for Conero Film + ADV is April 30th, while the deadline of Berlin Commercial is a month later, on June 1st. 

In a similar effort to champion social and environmental consciousness, Conero Film + ADV created the prestigious Conero Award – which rewards projects adopting more sustainable filmmaking protocols – while Berlin Commercial introduced the Cultural Impact Award for projects raising awareness of culturally meaningful topics. Both categories, free to submit, underline a shared perspective on culturally relevant storytelling programming approaches. 

A partnership between two renowned film festivals is a rare opportunity for creatives to push their boundaries and venture out. Through this collaboration, Berlin Commercial and Conero Film + ADV will offer filmmakers exclusive discount codes to submit to each other’s events. The aim of this initiative is to encourage cross-cultural exchange and collaboration, and bring Europe closer together.

Berlin Commercial and Conero Film + ADV invite filmmakers to join this journey of creativity and collaboration to unite Europe one frame at a time. 

For more information, including submission guidelines and discount codes, please visit the Berlin Commercial and Conero Film + ADV websites. 

Berlin Commercial was born in 2012 as Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Under new creative direction in 2019, it was rebranded as Berlin Commercial as a way to involve a broader range of creative leaders and grow within a continuously evolving industry by shifting the focus on commercial filmmaking. The first two editions of Berlin Commercial welcomed more than 400 creative minds from the advertising, film and lifestyle industries, to collectively discover, discuss, share and engage with the latest video trends. The annual jury and speakers line-up include independent directors and high-profile professionals from the industry.

Conero Film + ADV (CFA) was established in 2023 to raise awareness over sustainability practices in the advertising industry. Sustainability both towards the environment, through a more conscious approach to production, and towards human nature, through the creation of content celebrating our unique ability to tell stories. The event is organised by Mattia Fiumani, founder of Local Bizzarro, a production company with a focus on sustainability based in the Conero Park, and MontanariPR, a PR agency with a focus on festival distribution and media visibility for film directors, production companies and events. 

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