South Tyrol’s film funding program has operated as a financing and service partner for film and television productions since 2011. Founded as a department of the BLS Business Location Südtirol Alto Adige, the Film Fund & Commission is since 2016 a part of the newly created South Tyrolean organization IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige, whose areas of responsibility include the promotion of film in the province, among others. Every year the film fund makes 5 million Euro available for production and development funding. One criterion for the awarding of funds is the economic territorial effect: it must be at least 150% of the requested funding.

In addition to film support in this narrower sense, IDM’s mandate also includes the following areas of responsibility: production and location services for projects that will be filmed in South Tyrol, promotion of South Tyrol as a film location both at home and abroad, and the development of South Tyrol as a film location from a professional point of view.
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Cine-Regio representative Mrs. Renate Ranzi

Renate Ranzi has been the Head of the Film Commission and Location Development at IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige since May 2017. She is responsible for the development of South Tyrol as a Film Location. Renate Ranzi graduated in International Development the University of Vienna (AT) and the Université de Genève (CH), specializing in Human Rights and Migration.
Having always kept Photography and Art as her passion, she continued her education at the Friedl Kubelka Photogaphy School and the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna. Renate Ranzi worked with several Film Productions in the Production and Scenography Department. She started working at IDM Südtirol Alto Adige in Spring 2016 contributing since than to the sustainable development of the local film and creative industry.


Cine-Regio representative - Mrs. Birgit Oberkopfler

Birgit Oberkofler has been the Head of Film Funding and Promotion & Industry Platforms at IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, since May 2017. She manages a film fund endowed with five million euros a year and is responsible for promoting South Tyrol as a film location. Birgit started her career in PR and marketing at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano, South Tyrol, in 2006. She subsequently spent several years working for Business Location Südtirol (BLS), first as a marketing and PR manager for Germany and then as a film location development manager and film funding consultant.

Birgit studied tourism management at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria in Como, Italy, from 2002 to 2006. During this time, she completed an internship for the Italian State Tourist Board in Sydney, Australia. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria. She studied at Boston College in the US and Cranfield University in the UK as part of her MBA programme and was awarded two scholarships in recognition of her achievements.



IDM Südtirol- Alto Adige
Film Fund & Commisssion
Via A. Volta, 9
39 100 Bolzano

Tel + 39 0471 094 201