Did you know...

Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the piano.


Contemporary ITALIA in the

Heart of the Southwest!

​​...a celebration of Italian films, culture and food to benefit the non-profits "Cooking with Kids" and "Communities in Schools".

Mediterranean Film Series 

Whether you just can't wait for your Italian "film fix" or you're looking for the perfect warm-up to CineFesta Italia, we've got the answer. Our generous sponsor, Violet Crown Cinema begins a special 8-week Mediterranean repertory film series on February 16 with Fellini's ​8 1/2. The series runs through April 12 and you can get tickets and more information here: 

CineFestaItalia is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers. Our proceeds help our charitable partners support Santa Fe’s neediest children in today’s challenging world.

Learn more about this year's beneficiaries:

Who doesn't love Italy?

In the spotlight:

It’s not a secret that many of the delectable treats often never leave the Tyrrhenian shores. This is why we are bringing Italia to you. Come enjoy first hand, Italian style, and celebrate what “the boot” is abuzz about this year in Cinema, Food and Wine.  

CineFesta Italia, the Italian Film Festival in Santa Fe


Now Accepting Submissions!

(Entra in Concorso!)

CineFesta Italia proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

(CineFesta Italia é lieta d'accettare domande tramite, la migliore piattaforma per festival del cinema online del mondo. FilmFreeway offre
screeners online in HD, archiviazione di video illimitata, EPK digitale e altro. Clicca per entrare in concorso con FilmFreeway.)

CineFesta Italian Film Festival

in Santa Fe

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Santa Fe, New Mexico April 20 - 22
​Los Angeles, California April 24

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