SXSW & The Evolution of Italian Music

Directed by Sergio Carvajal-Leoni

There’s a musical renaissance happening in Italy; but not just for music in Italian. This short documentary follows a group of Italian musicians and music professionals as they come to SXSW to exhibit their talents in the hopes of international recognition.


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San Diego Italian Film Festival

For the past 12 years, the San Diego Italian Film Festival has taken you to virtual journeys along with our protagonists, experiencing the passion, love, comedy, despair, and hope of life. We have learned about Italian film from scholars and directors whose insightful introductions and lectures help us understand why these movies speak to us and continue to influence filmmaking throughout the world.

But the San Diego Italian Film Festival is about more than just movies. It is about identity, history and a shared appreciation of Italian culture and great cinema– in a word, it is about community. In Italy, the piazza is the center of life and activity. Community members meet to talk over the day’s events and share the latest news, gossip or gelato flavor. It’s here that friendships are forged, romances are kindled, and stories unfold.

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