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Film Lessons

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2012’s masterpieces explained by historians and scholars. Some of the movies shown will be analyzed by specialists the day after screening. They will illustrate the productive  and artistic adventure of these works and their makers, explore themes and styles, and reveal the secrets of the magic of cinema.

Film Photos by Mario Dondero

As one of the most original and eclectic figures of contemporary photojournalism, Mario Dondero, from Genoa, is a true poet of reportage photography. Through his pictures and personal style,  Dondero exposes and narrates the contemporary human condition in an unrestricted and open way: he shoots portraits of writers, artists, and intellectuals, immortalizes men and women in war zones or committed to civic and political causes, and documents the everyday life of many countries he has  visited. A show featuring a selection of the most beautiful film photos taken by Dondero will be held at the Cineteca’s exhibition room on via Riva di Reno.

Film on Paper

For the duration of the festival, original posters of the movies being screened will decorate the Renzo Renzi Library and the halls of Cinema Lumière, Cinema Arlecchino, and Cinema Jolly. The posters are part of the Maurizio Baroni collection, which the Bologna Cineteca recently acquired. The collection is one of the most important in Italy in terms of quantity (around 25,000 items, including posters and lobby cards of films shot between 1945 and 1978) and for the quality and appeal of the works.

Film Restoration Summer School / FIAF Summer School 2012

The Summer School provides knowledge and skills in the field of film restoration for current and  future generations and for archives around the world. The educational course is limited to a group of thirty students and is divided in three sections: online distance learning from May 9 to June 20, theory classes during the festival, and onsite training at the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory from July 2 to 13 (from Monday to Friday). More info

Film Publishing Fair

Books, DVDs, antique and vintage goods will be on sale from June 23 to 30 at the Renzo Renzi Library. This year the fair will feature spotlights on film publications and specific publishers: the program begins with America’s Criterion, of which there will be a large DVD selection.

Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards

The 9th edition of the awards aims to provide visibility to and promote quality home entertainment DVDs from around the world. The jury, composed of Lorenzo Codelli, Alexander Horwath, Mark McElhatten, Paolo Mereghetti, Jonathan Rosenbaum, chaired by Peter von Bagh, will assign the DVD Awards divided into four categories: Best DVD 2011/2012, Best special features (bonus), Best rediscovery of a forgotten film, Best DVD series/Best Bo. Palmares 2004-2011 

Il Cinema Ritrovato Kids

Every day of the festival, the Schermi & Lavagne project organizes activities for children (from
ages 5 to 11) that will take place at the Cineteca: the program includes workshops on the relationship between image and sound and on optical games that preceded and were companion to the birth of film. More information: +39 0512195329

Mercato della Terra and diSanaPianta Bar

Rediscover films, rediscover the flavors of the past. The farmer’s market promoted by Slow Food is open every Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. Over twenty local farmers sell their seasonal products at a fair price. The courtyard of the Cineteca is home to diSanaPianta, the bar that has become the festival’s meeting point. It offers a wide variety of local fare, organic and biodynamic wines, artisanal beers and cultural events. It is open every day from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.