CineFesta Italia Supports Communities In Schools for 3rd Consecutive Year!

April 11, 2018

Communities In Schools of New Mexico is pleased to announce it has been chosen as a beneficiary organization of Santa Fe's annual CineFesta Italia for the 3rd year in a row. Each year, the festival features films, food, and culture to benefit local charities, and showcases the most talked about voices of contemporary Italian cinema. 


This year, CineFesta Italia is proud to bring to Santa Fe the films that took top honors on March 22 at the David di Donatello Awards ("Italy's Oscars"), including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score, Best Original Song, and Best Costume Design​.


The fun begins on Friday, April 20th and continues throughout the weekend with films and other exciting events, such as CineFesta Italia's ever-popular Opening Reception and seminar / tasting event The Liquid Art of the Aperitivo. The competition's Official Selections are FREE to the public and admission to the curated selection of films is $12, or full festival passes are available for $125 and include admission to all films and events. A portion of proceeds are generously donated to Communities In Schools and Cooking with Kids, and are intended to provide support for Santa Fe's children in need. Get your tickets HERE


Be sure to mark your calendars; this popular cultural event only comes around once a year! CIS staff will attend the Opening Reception on Friday, April 20th at 5 pm. Please join us! 




Friday, April 20, 2018


Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501


11:30 am  - Documentary Program, featuring Oltre il Confine, la Storia di Ettore Castiglioni (Beyond the Border, the Story of Ettore Castiglioni) & Sagre Balere (Dance Hall Land), Free 

2:30 pm - Agadah, drama / fantasy feature film, Free 

5:00 pm  - Opening Reception (includes admission to Il Ragazzo Invisiblile 2), $45

6:00 pm - Il Ragazzo Invisibile, Seconda Generazione (The Invisible Boy, Second Generation), action / adventure / comedy feature film, $12

8:15 pm - Bianco di Babbudoiu (A Fistful of Grapes), comedy feature film, Free 


Saturday, April 21, 2018


Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501


11:30 am - Film Industry Panel, (see website for details), Free 

12:30 pm - Tutto Quello che Vuoi (Friends by Chance), comedy / drama feature film, $12

2:45 pm - Camminando sull ’Aqua (Walking on Water), documentary + Q&A, Free 

Osteria d’Assisi, 58 South Federal Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501


3:00 pm - The Liquid Art of the Aperitivo seminar & tasting, $40

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501


4:30 pm - Gatta Cenerentola (Cinderella the Cat), animation / crime / thriller, $12

6:30 pm - Ammore e Malavita (Love and Bullets), comedy / crime / musical feature film, $12

9:15 pm - Dammi una Mano (Lend a Hand), comedy / drama feature film, Free 


Sunday, April 22, 2018


Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501


12:15 pm - Shorts program + Q&A, Free 

2:30 pm - The Place, comedy / drama feature film, $12

Violet Crown Cinema, 1606 Alcaldesa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501


5:00 pm  - Juried Awards Reception, $25

6:00 pm  - A Ciambra, drama feature film, $12

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501


6:00 pm  - Bianco di Babbudoiu (A Fistful of Grapes), comedy feature film, Free 

8:30 pm  - Official Holdover Screening

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Italian Institute of Culture, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024


6:00 pm - Opening Reception
Welcome & Audience Choice Awards followed by:
- Jury Selected Best Short
- Jury Selected Best Narrative Feature



  • All Festival Pass (including films, receptions, panel, seminar): $125

  • Individual film tickets for curated film selections: $12; $9 students

  • Individual film tickets for competitive Official Selections: FREE

  • Opening reception: $45, includes film following

  • Film Industry Panel: FREE

  • Aperitivi Seminar: $40

  • Juried Awards Reception: $25


For more information on all the films and to stay up-to-date, visit and join the mailing list. Tickets to all scheduled films and events may also be purchased on the CineFesta website.





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