2022 Festival Guide

2022 Festival Guide

“I am very happy that this year we will be able to bring the festival back to its pre-Covid status. The 13 movies to be screened at the festival this year are wide ranging, and include comedies, dramas and documentaries. We will have guest artists from Italy, live performances, and students assisting with the programs and interacting with the filmmakers. I’m thrilled we can share with Charleston audiences these critically acclaimed and award-winning movies, all recent releases, including “Nostalgia” by Mario Martone, which will represent Italy at the 2023 Academy Awards as an entry in the International Feature Film Award category.”

Dr. Giovanna De Luca

Dr. Giovanna De Luca

Founder and Artistic Director

2022 FEATURED FILMS

The featured films for2022 are listed below. All films are in Italian with English subtitles.

Featured Guests

Our featured guests for Festival 2022 include the following individuals.

2022 JURORS

John Bruns

John Bruns

Earl Bridges

Earl Bridges

Host / Exec Producer 
The Good Road 

Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini

Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini

Production Designer

Virginia Friedman

Virginia Friedman

Documentary Filmmaker, two-time EMMY Award Winner

Rodney Lee Rogers

Rodney Lee Rogers

Head of New Media, PURE Theatre

Fred White

Fred White

Professor Emeritus of English, Maryland University

 Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson

Free-Lance arts writer. Former film critic of The Post and Courier

2022 FESTIVAL VENUE

For this year’s festival, the Queen Street Playhouse will be the venue for all events on the festival schedule.