Monthly Film Festival

May 30, 2024 05:00pm PDT - 09:00pm PDT

Find more details about the InFocus: Puglia Cinema program below. The InFocus Puglia Cinema program is a part of the week long NFMLA Monthly Film Festival. If you would like view additional NFMLA Film Festival Programming blocks that are taking placing on June 1st, please click here.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is thrilled to host the inaugural InFocus: Puglia Cinema program, initiated by and produced in partnership with Silvia Bizio, as part of the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival. The initiative is presented in partnership with the Apulia Film Commission.

NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festival multi-day programming begins on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 with InFocus: Puglia Cinema, a collection of new and exciting work by short film directors from the Italian region of Puglia that spans genres and highlights the diversity of locations available in Puglia. As the prolific independent filmmaker Abel Ferrara has said, “in Puglia anything is possible.”

The InFocus: Puglia Cinema screening will be free and open to the public at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles (Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles).

Organized with the patronage of the Consulate General of Italy – Los Angeles, this project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year, across both our general and InFocus programming. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects for consideration for upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the schedule for InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region by spotlighting communities of filmmakers within our filmmaking community as part of our monthly program.

“Puglia Cinema in Hollywood” is a project created by the Apulia Film Commission Foundation, Puglia Region and PugliaPromozione using resources from the Puglia POC 2014/2020, Axis VI, Action 6.8.

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Schedule Details

Program – InFocus: Puglia
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 7:40 PM – Program
7:40 PM – 8:00 PM – Audience Q&A
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Closing Reception

Event Location

Event Entrance
1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Parking (fee)
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InFocus: Puglia
San Vitu Rock
Dir. Fausto Romano, Writ. Fausto Romano & Prod.
15 Mins | Italy
Dir. Maria Guidone, Writ. & Prod. Matilde Bonanni, Maria Guidone, Elisa Del Chierico
20 Mins | Italy
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La Pescatora
Dir. Lucia Lorè, Writ. Lucia Lorè & Prod. Laura Catalano, Nicola Papagno
15 Mins | Italy
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Dir. Vito Palumbo, Writ. Vito Palumbo & Prod. Gaspare Rizzo
20 Mins | Italy
Lea e il Fenicottero
Dir. Antonio De Palo, Writ. Antonio De Palo & Prod. Vincenzo De Marco
27 Mins | Italy