17th Annual

Nuovo Cinema Italiano
Film Festival

November 2-5, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina

Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival (NCIFF) presents the most artistically significant films of contemporary Italian cinema from both established and emerging directors. With feature film screenings, special guests and a variety of events, NCIFF is the premiere event in the Southeastern U.S.A, promoting Italian arts, language and culture.

Festival 2022 Poster


Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, in partnership with the College of Charleston, proudly announces the 16th annual festival event, to be held November 10-13, 2022 at the Queen Street Playhouse.

~ Poster design by Michele Bazzarri

The following are some of our featured films for 2022

News & Announcements

The most recent news and announcements about the festival.

Festival Sponsors

We’re thankful for our sponsors and partners who have been instrumental in the success of the festival

  1. College of Charleston Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies
  2. Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation
  3. Consulate General of Italy
  4. Società Dante Alighieri
  5. Nathan and Marlene Addlestone Foundation Inc.
  6. College of Charleston School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
  7. Luce Cinecittà
  8. Charleston Jewish Film Festival
  9. Istituto Italiano di Cultura