Fourth Annual Symposium
New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema

Indiana University — April 17-20, 2013

Featuring film director Roberta Torre

Roberta Torre is the director of 12 films including documentaries as well as feature films. Winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best New Director for Tano da morire (1997) and of the Brian Award at the Venice Film Festival for Lost Kisses (2010), Torre is one of the most original voices in Italian cinema today.

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Keynote Speakers

Laura Delli Colli, President of the National Union of Italian Film Journalists

Laura Delli Colli is a journalist and president of the SNGCI (Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani), the organization that, among other activities, awards the Nastri d’Argento prizes for Italian and European cinema. She is also the director of the SNGCI Cinemagazine and its website,

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Giacomo Manzoli, Italian film critic and historian, editorial board of Bianco & Nero

Giacomo Manzoli started working in cinema studies for the Cineteca di Bologna, organizing national and international events and film showings from 1995 to 2000.

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Millicent Marcus, Professor of Italian Cinema, Yale University

Millicent Marcus (Ph.D. Yale, 1974) specializes in Italian culture from the interdisciplinary perspectives of literature, history, and film.

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The symposium begins April 17 at 3 pm. View the program.


Please register through IU Conferences by March 15, 2013. Through the online registration form, you may also register for the banquet on Saturday evening, April 20, and for box lunches on April 18, 19, and 20. The box lunches will be provided by One World Catering and will each include potato chips, a fresh fruit cup, a soft drink, and a fresh baked brownie. Lunch options are:

  • Country Ham sandwich, Gruyère, Big Stone Stout Mustard, Rye
  • Roast Turkey sandwich, Provolone, Cucumber, Sprouts, Chipotle Aioli, Whole Wheat
  • Harissa Hummus sandwich, Tomato, Cucumber, Sprouts, Feta, Farm Bread
  • Baby Greens salad, Capriole Chevre, Seasonal Vegetables, Tomato Vinaigrette

Travel Information


A block of rooms have been set aside at the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel with a rate of $105-139 per night. Reserve by March 19 to receive the special rate. Call 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536 to make reservations using the group code ITALCIN2013.

Or you can book online through Select Biddle Hotel, then click "accommodations." Scroll down to "reserve a room" and enter arrival/departure dates, then click for special rates and enter the group code ITALCIN2013. Click "check availability" and then make your selection and process the reservation.

Hotel address is 900 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Ground Transportation

There are two shuttle services that provide transportation between the Indianapolis airport and Bloomington.

Both shuttles go to the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.


Please contact Professor Antonio Vitti.

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