NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festival InFocus: Puglia Cinema – May 30th

“In Puglia, anything is possible”

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for its inaugural InFocus program devoted to Puglia Cinema, in partnership with the Apulia Film Commission. This special event will showcase a collection of new and exciting works by short film directors from the Italian region of Puglia, spanning various genres and showcasing the diverse filming locations in the area. Abel Ferrara, a prolific independent filmmaker, once remarked, “In Puglia, anything is possible.”

The Southern Italian region of Puglia will showcase five of its emerging filmmakers in L.A. through an inaugural partnership with the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival later this month.

Under the week-long program, running from May 30 to June 2, the selected Pugliese filmmakers will screen their work within the framework of the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival. They will also participate in networking meetings with local professionals at studios, streamers, and agencies, as well as live curated panels and media interviews.

There will be two screening events. The first, on May 30 at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in Westwood, will showcase short films: San Vitu Rock by Fausto Romano, Albertine, Where Are You? by Maria Guidone, La Pescatora by Lucia Loré, Super Jesus by Vito Palumbo, and Lea e il Fenicottero by Antonio De Palo. The films were selected as part of the InFocus: Puglia Cinema program at the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival, with the patronage of the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles. They represent diverse genres and locales capturing the essence of Puglia through their varied storylines and locations.

Silvia Bizio, an Italian journalist based in Los Angeles, spearheaded the event alongside NFMLA Executive Director Larry Laboe, NFMLA Programming Director Bojana Sandic, and General Manager Di Cori. They received support from Anna Maria Tosto, President of Apulia Film Commission, Antonio Parente, Director of Apulia Film Commission, and Luca Scandale, Director of PugliaPromozione.

NFMLA celebrates diverse and independent filmmaking throughout the year with both its general and InFocus series. Filmmakers of all backgrounds are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration at upcoming NFMLA Festivals, highlighting our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and regional culture.

The showcase marks the first-ever collaboration between NFMLA, the Apulia Film Commission, and Pugliapromozione. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 30
  • Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM (Screening Program), followed by an audience Q&A session. The evening will start with an opening reception from 5:00 PM and conclude with a closing reception until 9:00 PM.
  • Location: 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Admission: Free (Reserve tickets here)

For more information about NFMLA’s monthly programming, please visit the website.

Access here the press release: in Italian and in English

Source: Deadline

Published On: April 29, 2024Categories: Events, Upcoming Events

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“In Puglia, anything is possible”

Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for its inaugural InFocus program devoted to Puglia Cinema, in partnership with the Apulia Film Commission. This special event will showcase a collection of new and exciting works by short film directors from the Italian region of Puglia, spanning various genres and showcasing the diverse filming locations in the area. Abel Ferrara, a prolific independent filmmaker, once remarked, “In Puglia, anything is possible.”

The Southern Italian region of Puglia will showcase five of its emerging filmmakers in L.A. through an inaugural partnership with the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival later this month.

Under the week-long program, running from May 30 to June 2, the selected Pugliese filmmakers will screen their work within the framework of the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival. They will also participate in networking meetings with local professionals at studios, streamers, and agencies, as well as live curated panels and media interviews.

There will be two screening events. The first, on May 30 at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in Westwood, will showcase short films: San Vitu Rock by Fausto Romano, Albertine, Where Are You? by Maria Guidone, La Pescatora by Lucia Loré, Super Jesus by Vito Palumbo, and Lea e il Fenicottero by Antonio De Palo. The films were selected as part of the InFocus: Puglia Cinema program at the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival, with the patronage of the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles. They represent diverse genres and locales capturing the essence of Puglia through their varied storylines and locations.

Silvia Bizio, an Italian journalist based in Los Angeles, spearheaded the event alongside NFMLA Executive Director Larry Laboe, NFMLA Programming Director Bojana Sandic, and General Manager Di Cori. They received support from Anna Maria Tosto, President of Apulia Film Commission, Antonio Parente, Director of Apulia Film Commission, and Luca Scandale, Director of PugliaPromozione.

NFMLA celebrates diverse and independent filmmaking throughout the year with both its general and InFocus series. Filmmakers of all backgrounds are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration at upcoming NFMLA Festivals, highlighting our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and regional culture.

The showcase marks the first-ever collaboration between NFMLA, the Apulia Film Commission, and Pugliapromozione. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 30
  • Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:40 PM (Screening Program), followed by an audience Q&A session. The evening will start with an opening reception from 5:00 PM and conclude with a closing reception until 9:00 PM.
  • Location: 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Admission: Free (Reserve tickets here)

For more information about NFMLA’s monthly programming, please visit the website.

Access here the press release: in Italian and in English

Source: Deadline

Published On: April 29, 2024Categories: Events, Upcoming Events

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