The founding mission is simple and direct: to make our community a high spot for Italian culture, a whole new experience of life.
the San Diego Italian Film Festival is about more than just movies. It is about identity, history and a shared appreciation of Italian culture and great cinema- in a word, it is about community. In Italy communities come together in the piazza or town square and the San Diego Italian Film Festival is such a place for a diverse audience of film lovers and those who appreciate Italian culture.
The San Diego Italian Film Festival is approaching its 10 th season and we experience the passion, love, comedy, despair, and joy that is Italian cinema. We learn about Italian film from scholars and directors with insightful introductions and lectures help us understand why these movies speak to us, and continue to influence filmmaking throughout the world. We explore identity, history and a shared appreciation of Italian culture and great cinema- in a word, it is about community.