The Embassy of Italy in Athens and the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens, as part of the Tempo Forte cultural initiative, present ItalyOnStage: an online festival of contemporary Italian culture to be held from 5 November to 16 January. Each week the festival features a new cycle of films focusing on cinema, fashion, art, and gastronomy.
On the occasion of the 6th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, from 22 to 28 November, a series of screenings on gastronomy and food culture are set to be held, from ‘street food’ to local markets, to explore the ineffable relationship between Italian culture and gastronomy.
In this edition, special emphasis was placed on sustainability in the fields of fashion, gastronomy and environmental protection, with 93 short and feature-length fiction films, documentaries and episodes of selected TV or internet series of various lengths. The proposals are completed by the Christmas Special, during the Christmas period, the 6th Tribute to Italian Short Films, and a Tribute to Caravaggio on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of the great painter.
The screenings will take place free of charge on the platform of the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens on the page icateneonline.gr.
The Festival is organized in collaboration with the AIAL Cultural Association and with the support of the Greek Film Archive.
The programme is available at iicatene.esteri.it.