“Fare Cinema” initiative, 2020 edition”

From 15th to 21st June 2020, the third edition of “Fare Cinema” will take place, a review of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that promotes Italian cinema and the film industry of our country in the world.

Realized in collaboration with RAI, MiBACT, Italian Trade Agency, Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and ANICA, for the first time the festival will be distributed entirely in digital format all over the world on the RaiPlay platform, thanks to the collaboration between MAECI and RAI.

The programme includes an unprecedented offer of content dedicated to the Italian cinema and film industry, subtitled in English, French and Spanish: masterclasses by two great experts in Italian cinema (Gianni Canova and Gianfranco Angelucci), video lectures by film professionals, films and short films to celebrate Italian cinema and its professions. Actors, directors, and screenwriters, but also editors, cinematographers, composers, costume designers, set designers, casting directors and many others. A heritage of competence and professionalism that contributes to confer the high cultural content that is recognised to our cinema all over the world and that constitutes a real added value of “Made in Italy” cinema.

“Fare Cinema” will also be the occasion to celebrate two important anniversaries in 2020: the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini and Alberto Sordi. In addition, Saturday, June 20 will be celebrated the first World Film Day of Italian cinema, decided by Parliament last December: the Day will be accompanied by the screening on RaiPlay of the titles of the five “Best Short Film” of the David di Donatello Awards 2020.

“This year’s edition of Fare Cinema’ – says Marina Sereni, Deputy Minister with responsibility for the promotion of Italian culture in the world – is special. Among many things, COVID has taken away the joy and pleasure of spending an evening in a theatre watching a film together with others. Reviving the magic and emotions you feel when you go to the cinema is not easy, but you have to do it, to safeguard an art form that has made and still makes our country great in the world. The films, short films, masterclasses and video lessons that we will present in the entirely digital exhibition, without forgetting the homage to Alberto Sordi and Federico Fellini for the centenary of their birth, represent an extraordinary heritage of culture, professionalism and skills that characterize our film and audio-visual industry, which we do not want to be lost. Culture will in fact play a key role in the projection of a new and stronger narrative of Italy in the world to start again after the health emergency. A narrative to be built also through cinema, which has always been a formidable instrument for the promotion of our country”.




The video material uploaded on Rai Play is available until June 21, 2020.

The original contents created by MAECI for the “Fare Cinema” review have been uploaded on the  website of the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington. For the occasion, the Institute has two events dedicated to Fellini: the webinar “Fellini: An Absolutely Sincere Liar ”With Caterina D’Amico, former Dean of the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome and the screening of the documentary“ Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico ”by Ettore Scola.

In the context of the review, the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago are organizing on June 20, 2020 the digital projection of the movie “Honey”, directed by Valeria Golino, with Jasmine Trinca and Carlo Cecchi.

The Consulate General and the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are organizing the screening of exclusive material related to Federico Fellini, including some restored parts of the film “Rome”, and to Alberto Sordi on the Institute’s Youtube channel. The screening will take place on June 19, 2020.

For more information on the review, please visit the following page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.




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