The constant presence of italian productions at Cannes Film Festival, proves that Italian film industry is still relevant in the seventh art field thanks to the Italian long features, short movies and documentaries. It is a strong statement for Italian cinema and its ability of being distributed and loved all around the world. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of our masters and new talents, our national cinema is confirming even more its relevance in the world and in the heart of the viewers.
PREMIO OPERA PRIMA E SECONDA
Our Opera Prima e Seconda Award (Debut film and second-time film award), sponsored by with Groupama Insurance Company, was created to promote and reward the new generations of directors in Italian Cinema. Each year we select six debut film and second-film and screen them in our programme, to be then judged by our Jury composed of film experts, that will choose the film to award.
FILM D’ARTE – ART AS TOLD THROUGH CINEMA
For the third consecutive year, in collaboration with SKY ARTE, we welcome our selection of docu-movies. In 2019 we will launch MICHELANGELO – Infinito, the emotional and visual portrait of the man and the artist, Michelangelo. After the success of Raffaello – il Principe delle Arti and Caravaggio – L’Anima e il Sangue we present Michelangelo – Infinito!
NUOVO CINEMA ITALIANO
The Italian Film Industry is, despite the hurdles of this field, one of the most lively and colourful industry on the planet. The new generations of filmmakers and directors that, by going against the mainstream trends of contemporary cinema, have been able to produce masterpieces rich in significance and powerful in meaning. In the last few years, several emerging talents have proven how it is possible to produce high quality features voted to highlight the problems of our world and society, analysing the misery and meaningless aspect of both, without showing off their success. This kind of cinema is powerful and important, and for this reason we want to support it, highlighting its freedom, its cleverness and poetry.