Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival was established in 2006 in Charleston, SC, a cultural center of the southeastern United States and home to the Spoleto Festival USA. The festival strives to inform and entertain by presenting important new works of Italian film and casting a critical eye on Italian culture. Our mission is to showcase the best in contemporary Italian cinema, giving filmmakers an opportunity to shine and audiences a chance to see past the familiar sites and into the heart of Italy.
The festival is the brainchild of Giovanna De Luca, a professor in the Italian Studies Program at the College of Charleston. We are privileged to receive generous support from the College of Charleston, international, national and local businesses and organizations, private foundations. These donors make the festival possible and we are very grateful. Our biggest thanks is reserved for you, our enthusiastic audience, who make this great fun.