Los Angeles, CA – September 21, 2023 – The curtain has fallen on a remarkable series of Italian short film screenings at Lumiere Cinema in the heart of Los Angeles, marking a significant moment in the journey of Italian cinema towards the Oscars.
In a event that brought the essence of Italian storytelling to the forefront of Hollywood, the final screening of these exceptional Italian short films took place on September 21th, 2023. This initiative, undertaken to secure qualification for the Oscars, has been nothing short of a resounding success.
Over the past several weeks, Los Angeles audiences were treated to a diverse selection of cinematic gems, each capturing the essence of Italian creativity and culture. These films, carefully curated and distributed by Voce Spettacolo, have showcased the rich tapestry of Italian storytelling, from heartfelt dramas to mesmerizing stories and captivating animated tales.
The screenings have not only captivated the hearts of cinema enthusiasts but have also left an indelible mark on the minds of industry professionals.
“We are thrilled to have brought the magic of Italian cinema to Los Angeles and to have witnessed the enthusiastic reception of our films by both audiences and industry insiders,” said Walter Nicoletti, CEO of VOCE SPETTACOLO. “This marks an important step in our ongoing mission to promote and celebrate the excellence of Italian filmmaking on the global stage. As we bid farewell to the Italian short film screenings in Los Angeles, we express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who joined us on this cinematic journey. We look forward to seeing Italian cinema shine brightly at the 96th Academy Awards.“
The Italian short films Grazie Michele, The Pursuit of Beauty, Namì Dance With God and Chinese Laundry now enter the competitive phase of the selection process. The journey to the Oscars has only just begun, but these outstanding stories have already set an exceptionally high standard. The anticipation is palpable as we await the announcement of nominations in the coming months, with these films poised to continue their extraordinary journey on the global stage.
Italian cinema has not just arrived in Hollywood; it has left an indelible mark, reminding the world of its enduring power to inspire, provoke, and transport.
Voce Spettacolo become so a leading international distributor and promoter of Italian cinema on the international stage. With a commitment to showcasing the diverse talents of Italian filmmakers, the company based in Matera, strives to bring captivating and thought-provoking films to audiences worldwide.