This week italiana, the portal of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation dedicated to promoting the Italian language, culture and creativity in the world, features specials focusing on the jobs of cinema with the aim of promoting the national film industry with films, documentaries, short films and interviews. They will also be available on MyMovies and through the network of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world.
The fourth edition of Fare Cinema, an event dedicated to Italian cinema abroad promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ANICA, Agenzia ICE and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, will take place from 14 to 20 June. The title of the event (Reboot – Il cinema italiano riparte) highlights the extraordinary ability of the Italian film industry to react to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. As always, the programme will focus in particular on the jobs of cinema, with a series of original productions made with the partners of this initiative, with English or multilingual subtitles.
Once again this year Fare Cinema will take place online: its preferential channels will be italiana, with free access, and the MyMovies platform.
On italiana‘s Vimeo channel you will get to know the five finalists in the “Best Short Film” category of the 2021 David di Donatello Awards (Italian Screens with the Accademia del Cinema Italiano and ANICA), three unreleased documentaries on the Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino recounting the transformation of great novels into great movies (Book To Screen) and the complete series of films made for the MAECI-Anica Corti d’Autore project. You will also find video clips, interviews and meetings with the protagonists of the audiovisual industry (Reboot/Il nuovo abbraccio del cinema, with Fondazione Cinema per Roma, supervised by Mario Sesti).
For six weeks from 14 June, Oltre lo schermo, a documentary festival supervised by Audiovisiva (audiovisiva.org), will also be available, with 15 documentaries describing the professions of Italian cinema. The videos will be accessible on a dedicated platform through the websites of the Italian Cultural Institutes and on italiana.
Moreover, throughout the Fare Cinema event Cultural Institutes, Embassies and Consulates will offer free online screenings through the MyMovies platform with entrepreneurship and excellence stories from Biopic TV (Rai.com and MoviHeart) and the series Con la macchina da presa, organised in collaboration with True Colours.