The Rome Film Festival may have political clouds hovering over its future, but smallscreen sister event the Rome Fiction Festival is gearing up for a second edition with a new topper, an $11.5…
The Locarno Film Festival and Variety are launching the Variety Piazza Grande Award to be bestowed on the pic combining artistic merit and commercial appeal among those preeming on the Swiss fest's…
Italo helmer Matteo Garrone's Neapolitan crimer "Gomorra" has sold to Optimum for the U.K. and Prokino for Germany and Austria, ahead of its Cannes competish bow.
The Rome Film Festival will celebrate Brazilian cinema this year and kick off in style with a lavish carnival-like event in the city's huge Piazza Navona being prepared by multi-tasking musician Arto…
The Turin fest is launching a year-round film lab to foster first and second works with E1 million ($1.54 million) and the cachet of Sundance Institute's Alesia Weston on its board.
Italy's Medusa Cinema has acquired Italian rights to Gallic megahit "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" (Welcome to the Sticks), the laffer's first big continental European sale for Pathe Distribution.
Italian producer Fulvio Lucisano stands as testimony that there is really just one type of movie: a good one.
Fulvio Lucisano likes to joke that throughout his entire career Italian cinema has "always been in a crisis."
Italian auteur Ermanno Olmi will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement from the Venice Film Festival, celebrating his longstanding rapport with the Lido.
The Locarno Film Festival's Open Doors co-production mart, dedicated this year to projects from Latin America, is being submerged with submissions, with more than 300 projects vying to make the cut…
Sales will kick off in Cannes on Giuseppe Tornatore's big-budget "Baaria," a personal epic spanning three generations of intricate life in a Sicilian village and starring an ensemble cast comprising…
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