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Presented the programme of the sixth edition of Filming Italy – Los Angeles, presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, which will take place from March 18th to 21st, 2021 in Los Angeles with 90% streaming, in collaboration with APA (Audiovisual Producers‘ Association) and under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.

The festival conceived and organized by Tiziana Rocca, Agnus Dei and Valeria Rumori, Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles not only promotes Italy as a film set and bridge between Italian and American culture, but also supports the cultural growth of Italy through its cinema, the internalisation of Italian audiovisual products and supports intercultural relations between various directors, producers and artists.

“Among the novelties of this edition, dedicated to women and inclusion and environmentally friendly (even our awards are recycled material) – explains Tiziana Rocca, artistic director of the festival – This year there will be links with some US schools and then we will also be on social Variety”. In Los Angeles we will also commemorate the 700 years since Dante’s death . On March 25th will be the official day dedicated to Dante Alighieri in Italy and around the world, and will be presented the Filming Italy LA: Dante 700: a festival that will include the screening of the silent film “L’inferno” by Francesco Bertolini with Cineteca di Bologna, as well as exclusive Dantesque readings by exceptional guests. Among them: Danny Huston, William Baldwin, Gina Lollobrigida, Michele Placido, Monica Guerritore, Claudia Gerini, Monica Bellucci e Salvatore Esposito.

During Filming Italy Los Angeles 2021, Carlo Verdone and Margherita Buy will receive the Institute of Culture IIC Los Angeles Creativity Award, an award to Italian excellence in the world in every creative sector. Already assigned to important personalities in the entertainment  industry – among others Monica Bellucci, Claudia Cardinale, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Gerini and Gabriele Salvatores – the award consists of an original work created specifically for the Institute by the famous artist and designer Emilio Cavallini, inspired by the ceiling of the Pantheon in Rome.

Numerous talent involved in the 26 masterclasses will participate in the panels.

  • Thursday March 18th: Edoardo Ponti, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Director for “The Life Ahead”; Diane Warren who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Original Song for the song “Seen” of the film “The Life Ahead”; Gabriele Salvatores, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Documentary for “Fuori era primavera – Viaggio nell’Italia del lockdown”; Pietro Castellitto; Claudia Gerini; Sidney Sibilia together with Lucio Pellegrini; John Turturro; Giulio Base; Vincent Spano; Albino Ruberti; and Stefania Sandrelli, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Achievement Award.
  • In the masterclasses on Friday March 19th: Oliver Stone; Jackie Cruz; Giovanni Veronesi, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Director for “Tutti per 1 – 1 per tutti”; Margherita Buy, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Pomellato Award; Paola Cortellesi, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Tv Series Actress  for “Petra”; Maria Sole Tognazzi; Valentina Lodovini, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Actress for “10 days with Santa Claus”Elena Sofia Ricci, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Actress for “Rita Levi-Montalcini”; Bella Thorne; Gianmarco Tognazzi; and an institutional panel with Carlo Verdone and Francesco Bruni, which will be available on demand on Rai Cinema Channel.
  • Saturday, March 20th will alternate: Tiziano Ferro, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Documentary for “Ferro”; the Oscar Awards Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Achievement Award; Cecilia Peck, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Woman Power Tv Series for “Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult”; and Carol Alt.
  • The festival will close on Sunday, March 21st: Jean Sorel; Alice Rohrwacher and JR; and Susanna Nicchiarelli, who will receive the Filming Italy Los Angeles Best Director for “Miss Marx”.