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italian film focus


The 21st Edition of the Italian Film Focus will take place online from the 25th to the 30th of March. The festival is promoted by Controluce and the Embassies of Italy in Pretoria, Lusaka and Harare, as well as the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town and the Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria.

For the first time, this edition will be a regional event and will be available to a much larger public in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The online streaming will allow the public to safely and comfortably enjoy the 12 Italian films how, when and where they want.

A high-quality selection of films will be available, showcasing the variety of genres and themes that characterizes Italian cinema. Eleven films presented in the most prestigious international festivals in the last season have been selected and one would be a tribute to celebrate Federico Fellini 100 years since his birth. The programme also includes live interactions with film directors each day at 6 pm.

Press release

Website:, for bookings, information on the films and the programme.

Bookings: open online on 24 March at 10 am @ USD $3.50; first 1000 tickets are for free. Users will have to choose the country from which they intend to connect in order to be directed to the relative geo-localized room. The package includes access to all 12 films for 5 days.

Live events with take place with directors every day at 6 pm.


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