Alfea Cinematografica is a Cooperative society born in 1977.
Among its many activities (film production, video and multimedia production, vocational training, film distribution and cinema exhibitor) social documentary production and the use of audio-visual languages and instruments for training purposes are its most important ones.
We operate in the social sector since the 80s, when we took part in different projects concerning activities with prisoners and young people vocational training.
Our social commitment has been going on for many years, and it has concerned many local projects regarding racial intolerance, sexual discrimination, education, social integration etc.
In 2010 we have been granted by the Ministry of Economic Development the status of multimedia and audio-visual material provider for digital terrestrial frequencies in the province of Pisa, Livorno and Lucca under the brand FareTV.
FareTV, available also online at www.faretv.net, is a community TV born to promote a new kind of television where social and cultural local associations and projects can find some space.
FareTV is a think-tank and a debate workshop where we give a voice to the voiceless.
Since 2010 we have been making videos for many European Projects LIFE+, EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental action.
Since 2013 Alfea Cinematografica takes part in European projects whose aim is to help migrants’ and disadvantaged people’s integration through theatre, music, videos and dancing.
In 2013/14 we were partners of the Opera Q project, financed with EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme support.
Within the Opera Q project, we made a documentary called “Through your eyes”, about the development of theatrical workshops in each of the three partner cities: Molenbeek (Belgium), Liverpool (UK) and Seravezza (Italy).
In 2016/17 we took part in the Nicer project, financed with EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme support. This project envisaged the development of a new inclusive approach for refugees through their participation to theatrical activities.
Within Nicer we made an Institutional Documentary about the project and a video, “Three of Us” by Mauro Maugeri, that was shown during the Festival dei Popoli of Florence in 2017 and during the N.I.F.F.- Noto International Film Festival of 2017.
In 2017/18 we took part in the EnFeM project, co-financed by the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and included in the European action plan for the inclusion of migrant women. Within the EnFeM project we made a Video Workshop fot migrant women and a documentary, “The Shades of women”, about the whole project.
In 2018/19 we took part in two projects: Lab31 (whose aim is to provide children and youngsters from different countries the tools, the locations and the inspiration to make active playing a daily priority), co-financed by the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF); and Image-In (an innovative approach providing for genuine interaction of young refugees at local level) a project financed by the UE’s Erasmus+ Project and leaded by us.