Since its debut in Turin in 1998, CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival has presented outstanding environmental films in a year-round program of initiatives that promote cinema and green awareness.
Founded and directed by Gaetano Capizzi, the Festival has been jointly organized with the National Museum of Cinema – Maria Adriana Prolo Foundation since 2006. CinemAmbiente is a member of the Environmental Film Festival Network (EFFN) which unites major international environmental film festivals under its Green Network project.
The CinemAmbiente program features over selected 100 films screened in the national and international competition categories, as well as in the special categories Panorama, Focus, Retrospectives, and Ecokids. Besides film presentations, the program includes debates, meetings with the authors, exhibitions, book presentations, theater and concerts, and events in and around Turin. Over the years, CinemAmbiente has gone from strength to strength, consolidating its position on the international film festival scene.
Complementing CinemAmbiente’s commitment to environmental cinema in Italy are two ongoing educational projects:
CinemAmbiente Tour is a project for the non-commercial distribution of films from the Festival the CinemAmbiente Association selects for screenings held around the country. The Association is now a major source for obtaining environmental films in Italy.
CinemAmbiente TV – Films for Environmental Education is a one of its kind project that offers teachers and educators access to hundreds of environmental films arranged by topic and age group from an internet film database for viewing with their classes.
PanAfrican Film Festival 2011 in Cannes
The 8th Annual International Pan-African Film Festival of Cannes France (Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes) will be held April 13-17, 2011. The program includes music, fashion and parties in various locations around the town of Cannes. It brings together an interesting selection of people from movies, and the performing arts from across the world.
This event is a gathering of filmmakers, artists, designers and musicians that celebrates the fine art of film and music from the African Diaspora. With over 8,000 in attendance in previous years over the 5 day period, this year is proved to be even bigger.