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Cinema Italy


Claudio Di Persia

President, Artistic Director

The Italian Film Festival organizes Festivals of Italian Cinema and other activities in several markets in the US and internationally intended to promote Italian Culture through its Cinema and Art.

The Italian Film Festival, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Florida for the sole purpose of promoting Italian cinema and culture outside of Italy. We are committed in promoting Italian movies beyond its boundaries, touching all aspect of the industry, including image, design and style.

Claudio Di Persia, President and Artistic Director, is a 25 years veteran of the television and film industries having covered roles as Vice President in the Telemundo Network as well as Columbia TriStar and Sony Pictures Entertainment. He has participated in the production of several films and has been overseeing the Film Selection Committee since its inception in 2002. He is also the recipient of the Keys to the Cities of Coral Gables and Miami Beach, the Bronze Seal of the Ministry of Culture of Italy, as well as the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia awarded by the President and the Foreign Minister of Italy