Italian Cinema From Venice to Manila will be a unique opportunity for film lovers of all ages to appreciate the best of Italian films selected by the oldest and among the most authoritative film festivals in the world.
After the success of last year’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Italy and the Philippines, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the Philippine Italian Association, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in Manila), are proud to present the second edition of Italian Cinema From Venice to Manila (A Selection of Movies from the Venice International Film Festival).
This second edition of the Italian Film Festival hopes to grow in size, in terms of support from various film enthusiasts, and to expand its audience reach, particularly in other regions of the country.
According to Alessandro Milani (President of Phil-Italian Association, PIA), various activities will happen from November 14 to 18, 2018, from various malls and cinemas in Metro Manila – Taguig (BGC Central Square in High Street, during the opening day), and in Makati (Greenbelt 3) and Quezon City (U.P. Town Center) in the succeeding days).
For this year, nine (9) outstanding films in various genres will be screened during the entire event, all chosen from the 74th Venice International Film Festival, namely, Ammore e malavita (musical, 2017), Una famiglia (drama, 2017), Hannah (drama, 2017), The Leisure Seeker (adventure/comedy, 2017), Il colore nascosto delle cose (romance, 2017), Brutti e cattivi (comedy, 2017), Gatta Cenerentola (animation, 2017), Il deserto rosso (classic-drama, 1964), and Novecento (classic-drama, 1976).
Another feature of this signature festival is the launching of an educational component: three Italian film experts will hold a series of masterclasses at the Film Institute of UP Diliman, at the School of Design and Arts of Saint Benilde (Digital Filmmaking Program) and at the Cinematheque Central of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
And thirdly, based on the framework of the event, a Production Tour is being organized with the objective of strengthening the Philippine-Italian film industry ties. With the support of the European-Philippine Business Network, and Italian independent producer will visit six local production houses with the intent of exploring possible cooperation.