Italian cinema restarts with the fourth edition of Fare Cinema, a festival dedicated to the professions of cinema and the promotion of the Italian film industry in the world, inaugurated on June 14th and which will end on the 20th of the same month with the celebration of the second World Day of Italian Cinema. The initiative is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, ANICA, ICE Agency and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà.

Poster of Fare Cinema Festival, 2021 edition

The kermesse was born in 2018 with the aim of promoting the organization of events dedicated to Italian cinema all over the world, through the network of Embassies and Cultural Institutes, to raise awareness and value abroad of the professions and quality of the extraordinary Italian film industry. The title chosen for the 2021 edition is “Reboot – Italian cinema restarts”, just to underline the extraordinary ability of Italian cinema to rise again and for the reaction force shown by the Italian film industry, which remained standing despite the dark period it went through due to the crisis linked to the pandemic.

Scene taken from the film “El poeta y el espía” by Gianluca Jodice with Sergio Castellitto

Like last year, this year too, Fare Cinema takes place both online – on italiana and on the MyMovies platform, with a series of original productions realised with the partners of the initiative – and in presence – thanks to the events organized by the network of Italian Embassies, Consulates and Cultural Institutes in the world. The Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid, for example, among the events of its program, proposes the story-concert “Music is dangerous” by and with Nicola Piovani (piano) and the world premiere screening of the film “El poeta y el espía” by Gianluca Jodice with Sergio Castellitto.

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Scene taken from the film “Enrico Piaggio: An Italian dream”, a 2019 film presented for the Biopic project

In addition, during the days of the festival, Italian Cultural Institutes, Embassies and Consulates will offer free online screenings through the MyMovies platform with the stories of entrepreneurship and excellence of Biopic ( and MoviHeart) and the film review “With a Movie Camera”, organized in collaboration with True Colors. Starting from June 14, instead, for six weeks, the “Oltre lo schermo” review, curated by Audiovisiva ( presents 15 documentaries on the professions of cinema, accessible for free on a dedicated platform through the Italian Cultural Institutes websites and italiana. The films on the program will be subtitled in Italian, Italian for the deaf, English, French and Spanish.