Eighth Annual Symposium
New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema

Indiana University — April 19-22, 2017

Featuring filmmaker Roberto Andò

Born in Palermo, Roberto Andò debuted as assistant director, working with Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Michael Cimino and Francesco Rosi, among others. In 1986 he debuted on stage directing La foresta-radice- labirinto, a puppet theater work based on an Italo Calvino's original story and with puppets drawn by Renato Guttuso. After several documentary films, Andò made his feature debut film in 2000, with Il manoscritto del Principe, produced by Giuseppe Tornatore. His debut novel, Il trono vuoto, won the Campiello prize for best first work; from the novel he derived the film Viva la libertà, with whom he won the David di Donatello for Best Script and the Nastro d'Argento for Best Screenplay.


View 8th Annual Symposium Program

View 2017 Film List


IU Cinema


Please register through IU Conferences here by March 20, 2017. If you registered in past years using the same email address, then you already have a password. Click “I forgot my password” to receive a password reminder via email if needed. A late registration fee will be charged after March 20. The final deadline for registration is April 20. All conference participants must register. Through the online registration form, you may also register for the banquet on Saturday evening, April 22, and for box lunches on April 20, 21, and 22. The box lunches will be provided by One World Catering and the options are:

  • Roast beef wrap, chips, fruit cup, dessert
  • Turkey sandwich, chips, fruit cup, dessert
  • Portobello wrap, chips, fruit cup, dessert
  • Baby greens salad, chèvre, bread roll, fruit cup, dessert

Travel Information


A block of rooms has been set aside at the SpringHill Suites Marriott at 501 N. College Avenue in Bloomington. You may make reservations by using the reservation link below or by calling SpringHill Suites directly at 812-337-7772 and asking to book a reservation under the "Italian Film Symposium" group. The rate is $149/night, and the deadline is March 19, 2017

Reservation link: Book your group rate for Italian Film Symposium.

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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