Fan culture is a fundamental element of today’s society. Films have become cult phenomena because of it. Series have left a mark in the history of television. Books that fans loved changed the world as we know it.

Fans are key players of a participatory culture where the boundary between consumers and producers no longer exists. There is so much to say about their artistic creations and the influence they pose for the artistic panorama that me and some friends could not help but want to be involved. In 2017 we opened a cultural association dedicated to fandom studies and events for fans, fanheart3. Among them, ficsIT: the first Italian convention and literary contest on fanfictions.

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Discover fanheart3 awards

Official collateral award at the Venice Film Festival dedicated to fans and fan communities