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17th Annual

Nuovo Cinema Italiano
Film Festival

November 2-5, 2023

Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen St. Charleston, SC

Special Screening & Announcements

Il Sorpasso
Photo credit: Criterion Collection

“Il Sorpasso” by Dino Risi

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
Queen Street Playhouse
20 Queen St.
Doors open at 6 p.m.

  • 2023 festival poster reveal
  • New festival logo reveal
  • 2023 festival program announcement

About the 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.

The festival is now an independent nonprofit. Please consider becoming a member or making a charitable contribution.

The featured films for 2023 will soon be announced.

Festival Sponsors

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

  1. Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  2. Società Dante Alighieri
  3. Nennella Sailing
  4. Middleton Place Foundation
  5. Luce Cinecittà
  6. Nathan and Marlene Addlestone Foundation Inc.
  7. College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program
  8. College of Charleston Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies

News & Announcements

The most recent news and announcements about the festival.