Fri, June 18, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST. ONline event. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center of San Diego. SDIFF Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta will be in conversation with "Luca" director Enrico Casarosa (of Pixar's 2011 Oscar-nominated short "La Luna), producer Andrea Warren ("Lava," "Cars 3"), actor Marco Barricelli (voice of Massimo i...

Toward the end of 1958, Federico Fellini found himself facing unexpected career roadblocks. He had already won two Academy Awards, for “La Strada” and “Le Notti di Cabiria,” but no producer wanted to make his newest project: a story with the title “La Dolce Vita.” Only one person, Giuseppe Amato, who had produced several Italian films, understood t...

From Monday, December 28, 2020 to Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Time: At 6:00 pm PDT. Organized by IIC Los Angeles in collaboration with San Diego Italian Film Festival. Entrance: Free. See the trailer. US Premiere - Released in celebration of the centennial of Federico Fellini's birth the documentary explores for the first time, “the hidden world”...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT. Presented via Zoom Webinar. $25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 Reduced / SIFF Member. Registration fees offered at a sliding scale; proceeds support both the instructor and SIFF Education programming.  Excellence in film and food have always been associated with Italy and Italian culture. From post W...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival announced Monday that it will host a Q&A session with Leonardo D’Agostini, director of the award-winning film “Il Campione.” The Q&A, which is a part of the organization’s series of online programs, will take place Sunday. Film Festival ticket holders can watch the film beginning Thursday. The film tells the stor...

San Diego Italian Film Festival held a rescheduled online Zoom meeting last night to make up for the one on Sunday that had been disrupted by uninvited attendees. The secure online discussion was lively and lasted an hour with festival organizers engaging with its members and talking about the film "Latin Lover." "Everybody was really engaged," Sai...

Ciao a Tutti, there is no keeping Italians down and the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is proving it! While we are at home they are offering ways to enjoy the best of Italian film and culture online. Mark your calendars for weekly appointments with SDIFF: 1) Every Wednesday the SDIFF will release a short film from the roster of its recent...

Saturday, February 22, 2020. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST. Lower Hall, Our Lady of the Rosary, 1654 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101. San Diego Italian Film Festival and Italian Cultural Center present a lecture on Pietro Germi, his comedies, and Italy in the 1960s. The lecture will be taught by Antonio Iannotta, PhD, Artistic Director of SDIFF and profe...

The San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is collaborating with Film Geeks SD to present a year-long monthly series of Italian genre films that showcase the variety and range of Italian cinema, many of which have never been screened in San Diego before. "We could not be more excited to kick off our programming with this partnership with Film Geek...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 6:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue - Los Angeles, CA 90024. RSVP required. The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles cordially invites you to celebrate the Holiday Season with "Italian Short Film Day 2019". Presented with Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio & San Diego Italian Film Festival. Joi...