Celebrating La Dolce Vita, the Italian Film Festival promotes the films and culture of Italy in South Florida with an exciting series of full length features and short films screened at the Regal Cinema South Beach. Dedicated to breaking the boundaries of traditional cinema culture, the festival touches on Italian image, design and style. In addition to nightly film presentations, guests can meet and mingle with Italian and local cineastes at nightly after parties at SET, Louis, Mansion and Mokai nightclubs all week long.
Parties promoting the festival kick off in early September with Fashion’s Night Out at the Bal Harbour Mall, a Tribute to Director Michaelangelo Antonioni at the historic Tower Theater in Little Havana, and the monthly Spaghetti and Cinema Dinner Series at Puntino Restaurant. A second Tribute to Antonioni kicks off festival week when the Miami Beach Cinematheque screens the film “Il Deserto Rosso” starring Monica Vitti and Richard Harris on October 5th at 1130 Washington Avenue in South Beach.
Once the final line up of this year’s films has been announced, tickets for each screening will be available online and also at the Regal Cinema South Beach box office on the day of the show. The Regal Cinema is located at the western edge of Lincoln Road Mall (1120 Lincoln Road). Each ticket holder will be given a card upon entering the theater to provide feedback about the presentation. Audience votes are based upon artistic value, technical performance of the actors, director and screenwriters and the overall entertainment value of the final product. At the closing night screening party at South Beach’s Smith & Wollensky steakhouse, guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and the announcement of the festival’s award winning films.