My Italy


111 min. – Comedy Mockumentary

Showtime TBA

Jean Cocteau Cinema

A director and his assistant travel around Europe to obtain financing for a feature film with and about four great contemporary artists who are in love with Italy. Incredible and grotesque events ensue as the filmmakers' journey is interwoven with the stories of the art-stars.

DIRECTOR: Bruno Colella

Languages: Italian  (English subtitles)

Seating limited; availability cannot be guaranteed.

Won, Best Editing, Golden Ciak Awards 2016
Nominated, Best Cinematography, Golden Ciak Awards 2016
Nominated, Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict & Resolution, Hamptons International Film Festival 2016
Nominated, Best Documentary, Indiewire Critics’ Poll 2016
Won, Best Documentary, International Cinephile Society Awards 2017
International Documentary Association 2016:
   Won, Creative Recognition Award
   Nominated, Best Feature
Won, Special Silver Ribbon, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2016
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2017:
   Won, Documentary of the Year
   Nominated, Film of the Year
   Nominated, Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominated, Best Documentary, San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2016
Nominated, Best Motion Picture, Documentary, Satellite Awards 2016
Nominated, Allan King Documentary Award, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2016

CineFesta Italia of Santa Fe
c/o Consulate of Italy
58 S. Federal Place
Santa Fe NM 87501

NOTE: If you are purchasing tickets to the Opening Reception, admission to Fuocoammare is included. Seating limited; availability cannot be guaranteed.

Documentary / Mockumentary 

Feature Films

Phone: (505) 428-9297


Fire at Sea (2016)

114 min. – Doc

Thursday, June 1, 6 pm

Jean Cocteau Cinema

This timely documentary captures life on the island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea, the film builds a naturalistic portrait of the Lampedusan people and the events that surround them.

DIRECTOR: Gianfranco Rosi
SCREENWRITER: Gianfranco Rosi | Carla Cattani (idea)
CAST: Samuele Pucillo

Languages: Italian / English  (English subtitles)


Nominated, Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards 2017
Nominated, Best Non-English Language Film, Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2017
Berlin International Film Festival 2016:

     Won, Golden Berlin Bear 
     Won, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Competition
     Won, Amnesty International Film Prize
     Won, Reader Jury of the “Berliner Morgenpost”
Won, Capri Documentary Award, Capri Hollywood 2016
Won, Capri European Film Award, Capri Hollywood 2016
Nominated, Best Film, Cartagena Film Festival 2017
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2017:

   Won, The Unforgettables (Samuele Pucillo), 
   Nominated, Outstanding Achievement in 

            Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Nominated, Best Documentary Feature, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards 2016
Nominated, Best Documentary Film, César Award 2017
David di Donatello Awards 2016:

   Nominated, Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best    


European Film Awards 2016:
   Won, European Documentary 
   Nominated, Audience Award
   Nominated, European University Film Award