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Fall 2014

Annual San Diego Italian Film Festival

Oct. 16-25, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: MOPA, Balboa Park, La Paloma, Encinitas.

This is the annual festival featuring recent award-winning Italian films. The Italian Studies Program, the Department of European Studies and the College of Arts and Letters are among the co-sponsors of the event.

Seating are first come, first serve. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $ 8 for SDIFF Members, Students and Military (with proper ID).

For more and updated information on films, venues and screening time please check SDIFF website:


Il carattere italiano/The Italian Character: a workshop on documentary filmmaking by director Angelo Bozzolini.

Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, 2-5:30pm
Location: Storm Hall 204

Angelo Bozzolini, director of the acclaimed documentary Il carattere italiano (The Italian Character , 2013), on the prestigious Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, will be Visiting Guest Scholar in the Italian Studies Program for a series of six lessons.

The first two will provide an overview of Italian documentary film. On October 14, he will lecture on the great auteurs of Italian documentary cinema: Vittorio De Seta, Ermanno Olmi and Pier Paolo Pasolini. On October 21 he will focus on contemporary documentary filmmakers Sabina Guzzanti, Alina Marazzi and Agostino Ferrente.

During the rest of the workshop Mr. Bozzolini will offer hands-on tutorials to students enrolled in upper-division Italian courses as they develop their own documentary video project. Angelo Bozzolini’s own film Il carattere italiano will be screened at MOPA on Sunday October 19 at 4:30pm as part of SDIFF Annual festival. For information about this film please see:

Seating is limited and lectures will be mostly in Italian. Films and other clips will have English subtitles. For more information contact Clarissa Clò at