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Friday, July 10, 2015

Italian Independent Film Channel Launched

The best works from the most important international festivals, which until now, have not been granted a place on the mainstream circuits, can be seen on Indiefilmchannel.tv. The first online Italian video-on-demand platform of its kind is dedicated solely to independent films. Cineuropa.com is reporting that the new indie channel boasts a catalogue of over 1,000 titles, split into ten categories from animation to horror, and encompassing short films, documentaries and features

All of the portal’s features can also be accessed via a smartphone or tablet, which means that independent cinema is available in pocket-sized format on all iOS and Android device.
This innovative platform’s offering is now being enriched by the addition of 20 new titles from the library of Istituto Luce Cinecittà, one of the key players in the film sector, which, like Indiefilmchannel, is committed to fostering Italian cinema, both within Italy and abroad.

Among the new titles that are available to view are Good Morning Aman by Claudio Noce, his feature debut; L'estate sta finendo, the second feature by Stefano TummoliniAngosto, the first film by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo; and Small Homeland by Alessandro Rossetto, one of the most highly regarded names in Italian documentary – this, his debut feature, was presented at the Venice Film Festival in the Horizons section, as well as at the Rotterdam and Copenhagen International Film Festivals.

Of note in the documentary section are Fuoristrada by Elisa Amoruso, an examination of transsexuality through the trials and tribulations of a family that appears to be unconventional only on the surface, presented at the most recent Rome Film Festival, and The Last Shepherd by Marco Bonfanti, which was presented at 70 festivals the world over. These are joined by Musica cubana by German Kral, a pupil of Wim Wenders, who acted as a producer on this title; Beat Parade by Luigi and Corrado Rizza, which is a depiction of Italy in the 1960s, along with its music and the lifestyle of that era; and Terramatta by Costanza Quatriglio, one of the most highly awarded documentary films of the last few years.

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