This years we are worked very hard for our festival and now everything is ready. We were waiting. We were hoping… but … tonight the Italian Prime Minister with his latest rules on the “Covid-19 pandemic” confirmed the closure of all indoor and outdoor theaters, cinemas, museum and established a lockdown. This does not mean that we give up. Our festival does NOT STOP but it will SIMPLY be MOVED.
We talked a lot with the participants, with famous people, with personalities from institutions, with mayors and councilors, with ministers and experts and with the kindly Film FreeWay but… in the final… togherer we have decide to move the dates to next March 16 – 20.
We also talked a lot about streaming (on line) but would have been a half fest and we know what means to produce a film, the sacrifices, the money spent, years of work etc.
Nothing can replace the emotion and magic of a film broadcast in a cinema. We got wonderful movies and it would be a shame to see them streamed with one click and with people leaving the movie after 2 minutes.
Now we need to be even more incisive and stronger and we will work even harder for the new dates.
Thanks for your patience, we wait you in march and it will be GREAT.
Italia Green Film Festival