Cinema and Photography

Black Italy Festival, from Jan 31 to Mar 23 at the Italian Cultural Institute, SF

On the occasion of Black History Month in the US, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco presents BLACK ITALY FESTIVAL. The festivalwill open with BLACK ITALIAN SHOWCASE, a series of feature films and shorts celebrating Italian diversity and Italians of African descent, created by Do The Right Films and curated by producer-director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu. It is the […]

Cinema and Photography Science and Technology

“The four lives of Federico Faggin” at the Italian Cultural Institute SF – Dec 15

December 15, 2022 | 6:30 PM Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco @INNOVIT710 Sansome St, San Francisco Federico Faggin shares his fascinating journey through the ages, from being born in war-time Italy to living the American dream as he became the renown physicist, serial entrepreneur, designer of the first microprocessors and inventor of devices we still […]

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Tiburon Film Festival; Nov 11-17 2022

The Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) is an annual event, which seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through the artistic medium of film, and through the top quality films from around the world. TIFF wishes to enhance tolerance between people of all backgrounds. Its goal is one of cultural enrichment […]

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The Italian program at the California Independent Film Festival, Orinda

The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) is one of the most successful and fastest growing film festivals in California. Since its inception in 1997, CAIFF has captured both national and worldwide press. This star-studded event provides both local Bay Area residents and visitors with an opportunity to see world-class films, and meet filmmakers and international […]

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Pasolini at BAMPFA, Berkeley from Oct 22 through Nov 27

This retrospective of Pasolini features many 35mm prints provided by Cinecittà, as well as two digitally restored 4K DCPs provided by Cinecittà in partnership with Cineteca di Bologna.  WHERE: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720 PROGRAM Saturday, October 22 7PM | Saturday, November 26 7PMAccattoneItlay, 1961, New 4K […]

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Italian Film Festival of Marin 2022 – 45th ed., by Lido Cantarutti

October 1-November 5 Dominican University of California, San Raphael20 Olive Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 The 2022 Italian Film Festival of Marin celebrates its 45th anniversary with six top comedies and dramas from Italy. With the support of the Italian Cultural Insitute of San Francisco. CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM & BUY TICKETS  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, […]

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Film festival: homage to Pasolini – Sept 10th at The Castro

Revel in the passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who pushed the boundaries of politics, art and sexuality. Five classic films will unspool September 10, the 100th anniversary of Pasolini’s birth. The retrospective will feature a special screening of Pasolini’s Medea starring soprano Maria Callas, and, in celebration of the joint centenaries of San Francisco Opera […]

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10 shorts around the world. Jun 23 – Sept 01

For the seventh consecutive year, the Italian Short Film Center, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, makes available free of charge to Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world ten short films selected among the most particular and representative works made in our country during 2020-2021. The selection, […]

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“Let’s kiss”, Franco Grillini’s gentle revolution – Jun 18

In preparation for San Francisco Pride 2022, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General of San Francisco are pleased to present the documentary Let’s Kiss, Storia di una rivoluzione gentile (Franco Grillini’s gentle revolution). Franco Grillini and the film director, Filippo Vendemmiati, will be in attendance at the screening and will offer an open […]