Hard to believe that this is our 11th edition, but our traditional Italian Film Festival is here! Dubbed as the most relevant annual event for Italian culture and community in Atlanta, the Festival is at its 11th edition. This initiative is funded and fostered by the amazing Claudio Di Persia. As primary sponsor of the Film Festival, Ciancia has be...

On the occasion of the 150th birth of Luigi Pirandello, master of the dramatic arts, whose philosophical writings are enacted on the stage and screen worldwide, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. chooses its 2017 theme, Celebrating Italian Americans: Cinema and Theatre; Saluting Italian American Actors and Directors.  Begi...

April 6 (Thursday)   5:30 pm. Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event. Presentation by Professor Chiara De Santi, State University of New York at Fredonia. Topic: Eat First: Italian American Gastronomy and Family Values in the Films of Martin Scorsese. Several films by Italian American director, Martin Scorsese, are explored through the lens of gastrono...

When: From Friday, April 21, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017. Organized by : WorldFest Houston & Consulte General of Italy in Houston (Consolato Generale d'Italia in Houston). In collaboration with : IIC. Entrance : With fee WorldFest Houston celebrates 50 years of international independent cinema. The 12th Annual Panorama Italia section devoted to...

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Performing Arts Center, located at 2500 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City NJ, will host the U.S. premiere of Ameluk (www.ameluk.it), an independent film by director, actor and author Mimmo Mancini. Filmed in the Southern Italian region of Apulia in 2013, and shown in Italian theaters in 2015, the movie won the...

Names like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone and Roberto Rossellini are synonymous with the history and legacy of 20th-century cinema. Since its inception in the early 1900s, the Italian film industry has been an international leader in terms of directors, actors and producers all having a profound influence on worldwide cinema movements. To date, Ita...

If I had to extrapolate a “common denominator” from the Italian artistic team that won this year’s Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hair Styling for David Ayer’s, Suicide Squad (2016), I would say first and foremost that they are all represented by The Milton Agency (with offices in Los Angeles and London).Secondly, it looks like th...

Detroit will show off movies from Italy during annual the Italian Film Festival USA of Metro Detroit April 5-30, featuring award-winning films and promising new talent. Part of a nationwide festival, there will be 13 screenings, with 11 films making local premieres. There will also be a new short film program featuring seven titles from which the a...

Paolo Virzi’s “Like Crazy,” a road movie about two women who escape from a mental institution in Tuscany, took top honors Monday night at Italy’s 61st David di Donatello Awards, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film took home five statuettes, including prizes in the key categories of best picture, best director, and best actress, which w...

From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as...