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Cristiano de Florentiis on the ICFF and the State of Italian Cinema in Canada

Cristiano de Florentiis on the ICFF and the State of Italian Cinema in Canada

You are the artistic director of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival – by many accounts the largest Italian film festival outside of Italy. Tell us a little bit about the ICFF. First of all, I would like to thank Accenti for this opportunity to talk about our festival. What began as a small group of people, passionate about Italian cinema…

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International Festival of Films on Art

Thirty years ago, René Rozon had “une idée folle.” His crazy idea was this: a film festival dedicated to the arts. During its first year, FIFA (the International Festival of Films on Art) showcased 50 films from 12 countries. The festival lasted five days, and took place in a single theatre, the Cinémathèque québécoise. Since then, FIFA has gone on…

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Fellini Summer

Fellini Summer

The gala to launch the Fellini Spectacular Obsessions Exhibit at TIFF Bell Lightbox this summer seemed to prove the long-held suspicion that if you want to attend a fun party in Toronto, go to one thrown by Italians. It all started, appropriately enough, with a wild party. Perhaps “wild” is an overstatement. After all, we are talking about a party…

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