CHE FAMO? highlights cultural and media opportunities for young people in Rome.4-7 Oct. CHE FAMO? is described as a fusion of avant-garde events dedicated to art, culture, media and entertainment, with a particular focus on cultural opportunities for young people, and will take place at Rome's Monk club each evening from 4-7 October.
Organisers say the festival of free events is designed to create an artistic platform in Rome to highlight ways in which culture can be used in harmony with quality and innovation.
Guests will include The Jackal, a collective of video makers which, following the screening of their debut film Addio fottuti musi verdi, will explain to the audience how the idea of this project was born. Another evening will be entirely dedicated to Romanzo Criminale through the screening of both the film and the first two episodes of the series, followed by an encounter with the author Giancarlo de Cataldo and the producer Riccardo Tozzi who will highlight the diversity of language and storytelling between cinema and TV.
Production company Jean Vigo Italia will show Last Summer and Un giorno questo dolore ti sarà utile, with the latter screened in the presence of its director Roberto Faenza. MYmovies will participate with the screening of the film Il giovane Karl Marx while Dugong Films present Tumaranké, a feature film about immigration within RE-FUTURE, a project which helps in the integration of unaccompanied minor migrants. Artithesi, an established school of digital creativity, offers a behind the scenes workshop on a cinematographic product, through the analysis of some works made by its students.
The festival concludes with the prominent Youtuber Claudio di Biagio and other protagonists of the web who will outline their journey between the internet and cinema.
Described as unprecedented in the Roman artistic and cultural scene, the CHE FAMO? initiative is spearheaded by a staff of young people. Organisers say the event is made possible by The American University of Rome which recognises the importance that cultural innovation has to offer the capital.