Annecy Italian Film Festival
Short Description and Goal
The private festival is held annually (usually in October) at the Centre Culturel de Bonlieu, in the town of Annecy, in the middle of France.
Founded in 1983 and since then, each year shows the best of contemporary Italian cinema.
The festival was a shared initiative of the Cultural Center of Annecy (now Bonlieu Scène Nationale) and the Italian Cultural Institute of Grenoble. The programming is made up of both contemporary and classical movies. The competition, first organised in 1985, is supervised by a jury of cinema professionals who have met every year in Annecy since then.
In addition to the main competition, some programs dedicated to a specific Italian region were created. A competition for Italian documentaries has also been added to the festival’s program. Annecy Cinéma Italien is now the biggest cultural event dedicated to Italian cinema in France.
Each year of Vicentine students from the film industry make up a jury during the Annecy Italian Film Festival.
- Cultural Center of Annecy (now Bonlieu Scène Nationale) and the Italian Cultural Institute of Grenoble
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