DEL NUOVO CINEMA
The Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema (Pesaro Film Festival) is one of the most important Italian film festivals. Created and planned in Rome by Lino Miccichè and Bruno Torri at the end of 1964, but organised it in Pesaro since its first edition (May 29 – June 6, 1965), the Festival is promoted, financed and managed by Fondazione Pesaro Nuovo Cinema Onlus, in partnership with Comune di Pesaro; Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino; Regione Marche; Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali and the European Union MEDIA programme.
Through all these years, next to the main summer editions, the Festival has organised several spin-off events such as the Evento Speciale which takes place at the same time of the Festival and is entirely dedicated to Italian cinema.
During fall, some other cinematographic events in cities like Rome, New York, Berlin and Paris are organised, as well as two events in Pesaro, namely the Rassegna internazionale retrospettiva (originally taking place in Ancona) and the International Conference on cinema studies (first editions in Urbino).
Since the very beginning, the main goal was to organise a non-competitive festival mainly focusing on first works and aiming in particular to walk through new ways and choices that are able to start processes of growth, improvement and evolution of cinema in the world. In presenting first works we intend to discover what’s new in the world of young film directors, but also to make their works visible and known to an audience that shares with them ideals, cultural needs and the urgency to break old habits avoiding conformism and mere business. While moving its first steps, the Festival treasured the experience of other Italian and international events – such as the Festival del Cinema Latinoamericano of Santa Margherita Ligure, Sestri and Genoa and the Mostra internazionale del cinema libero di Porretta Terme, and the Sémain international de la critique – but now it has become an implicit and/or explicit model for many similar events in Italy (festivals of Bergamo, Salsomaggiore, Turin etc.) and around Europe (Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Berlin). Certainly, what all these institutions have in common is a specific unity of purposes and the same will to defend and spread the values of a cinema that could be different and truly new.