Giornate degli autori: Standing Out from the Crowd

The autonomous section will be held during the Venice Film Festival from 30 August to 9 September. Directors whose works have been chosen include Shirin Neshat, Vincenzo Marra, and Pen-ek Ratanaruang

Venice Critics’ Week: New Directors with a Knife between Their Teeth

The 32th Venice International Film Critics' Week, independent section of the Venice Film Festival exclusively dedicated to debut films, unveiled its line-up.

Asteroids over Locarno

Two Luce Cinecittà films will be presented at the Locarno Film Fest, that turn 70 this year: The Asteroids, feature debut by Germano Maccioni in competition, and Surbiles by Giovanni Columbu in the Signs of Life section. 

Ciné: from super-Christmas “Cake” to “Therapy”, via “The Contagion”

Ciné – the annual convention for film exhibitors held in Riccione - announced many Italian films that will be released during the next season. Among these, Paolo Sorrentino's Loro.

Istituto Luce-Cinecittà Acquires Cinecittà Studios

The facility located in Via Tuscolana is now back to public management. The new development plan aims to improve the area and its activities by implementing new projects and a unified production chain from production to promotion.

David Lynch: Lifetime Achievement Award in Rome

This year's Rome Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to David Lynch, 40 years after the release of his first feature-length film Eraserhead. Artistic Director Antonio Monda also offers some previews on this year's programme.

Cinecittà and Rai: Work in Progress

“I am confident that the implementation plan of the new Cinema Law can be issued by early summer, and in the following months we’ll have time to make possible corrections. This is what Culture Minister Dario Franceschini promised during the conference “Where is Italian Cinema Going?” organised in Rome by Anica. 

Challenge of the Silver Ribbons: Amelio, Castellitto and De Angelis

With 7 nominations each, Gianni Amelio’s Holding Hands, Sergio Castellitto’s Lucky and Edoardo De AngelisIndivisible are leading the run of this year’s Silver Ribbons Awards. The awards will be presented on July 1st in Taormina. 

Jasmine Trinca, UCR Best Actress: “I Celebrate the Idea of a Struggling Simple Woman”

Jasmine Trinca won the Un Certain Regard Best Actress Award for her role in Sergio Castellitto’s Lucky. “This is an award for all the women, and especially the great women of my life: my mother and my daughter, who screamed for me not to go when she saw me leaving this morning.”