Giffoni, the Italian children's film fest that taps 2,800 kids from 40 countries as jurors, is rebranding itself Giffoni Experience. And the makeover is not merely cosmetic.
While Hollywood will be going to Giffoni in full force, there will be no lack of more esoteric international indie fare for young auds to discuss, vote on and digest as part of the Experience.
A key plank of Giffoni's expansion plan is the Giffoni Multimedia Valley, a complex comprising a large outdoor arena, new state-of-the art screening venues, a children's films cinematheque, a film…
Variety will partner with the Venice Biennale and Venezia News to produce a bilingual daily during the 66th Venice Film Festival, which runs Sept. 2-12.
The 66th Venice Film Festival will fete Italian comedy maestro Mario Monicelli with a screening of "La Grande guerra" (The Great War), his acclaimed tragicomic pacifist pic, which took the 1959…
Hollywood upped its share of the Italian movie market by more than 7% in the first half of this year to a hefty 65% of grosses, worth a whopping $292 million.
Italian pubcaster RAI has come under fire for ignoring the mounting sex scandal faced by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
William Friedkin will be feted by the 62nd Locarno Film Festival with its honorary Leopard for career achievement.
While Italian scripted content quadrupled in volume over the past 15 years, and as ratings for local skeins soared, the level of originality and overall quality failed to follow suit. That, however…
The Rome Fiction Fest, now approaching its third edition, serves the vital purpose of injecting innovation into Italy's growing TV production industry.
The Rome Fiction Fest will fete Kenneth Branagh with a lifetime achievement award.