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From Bello to Beautiful

In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival presented by IC Savings, is proud to present From Bello to Beautiful: The Art and Impact of Italian-Canadian Cinema. This exciting 7-day free-admission screening series of a multitude of inspirational films crafted by Italian-Canadians will run from June 8th – June 16th, 2017.

The new slate of programming and events will pay tribute to a selection of key figures in the history of Canadian Cinema, showcasing Italian immigrants that have had an immeasurable impact in Ontario, and for the City of Toronto in various sectors including cuisine, construction, and neighbourhoods.

Screenings will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox at 350 King St West, Toronto, and Cineplex Cinema Vaughan. Tickets will be available on the ICFF website, or in person at the ICFF and TIFF Box Office.

*Tickets available May 9th*

Film Screenings

Screening time and location of every film

ITL-CAN Cineastes

Italian-Canadian artists involved in the movie industry

The History

The contribution of Italian-Canadians

Bello to Beautiful Committee


Carlo Coen is the Program Coordinator of the ICFF and teaches a course on Italian Cinema at York University

Carlo Coen


Peter Gentile is a producer who has created many award-winning productions in the documentary, drama and performing arts genres. Some notable productions include his feature film Welcome to the Parade which premiered at TIFF and was sold internationally.

Peter Gentile

Amanda Macchia is an independent filmmaker and curator. She directed her first feature film, Yorkville, in 2014. She is also the founder and programmer of the IDF Film Festival, held annually in Toronto, New York and Berlin.

Amanda Macchia

Sergio Navarretta is a producer and director, known for Looking for Angelina (2005), The Fortune Cookie (2012) and The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship (2015).

Sergio Navarretta


Gabriele Scardellato is an essay writer and a scholar. He is the Director of the Mariano Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies at York University, Toronto.

Gabriele Scardellato

Paul Tana is a director and writer, known for La Sarrasine (1992), Mr. Aiello (1998) and Caffe Italia Montréal (1985).

Paul Tana


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