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XX Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo
XX Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo

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Raffaello 500
Raffaello 500Monday, April 06, 2020 → Thursday, December 31, 2020

On April 6, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the 500th anniversary of his death, while waiting for the places of culture to reopen and allow us to see the works of art live again, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation together with the network...

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Design in Pajamas #8 | Sunglasses of the Stars
Design in Pajamas #8 | Sunglasses of the StarsTuesday, May 19, 2020 → Thursday, December 31, 2020

Watch Chiara Alessi as she shares stories about some of the most iconic products of Italian design in a series of short videos.  In Italian with English subtitles.   1 FIAT 500 2 BACIO 3 VESPA 4 MOKA 5 NAMES OF DESIGN OBJECTS 6 ORIGIN OF THE ICE CREAM CONE 7 DESIGN IN THE CLASSROOM 8 SUGLASSES OF THE STARS &n...

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The Daily Decameron | Tales to Connect us in Troubled Times
The Daily Decameron | Tales to Connect us in Troubled TimesTuesday, June 30, 2020 → Thursday, December 31, 2020

Ten stories from Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, The Decameron, read in English and Italian. Written in a time of plague, these tales still have the power to lift the spirits and comfort the soul. Episodes will be released weekly, starting June 30, on our YouTube channel. A production of the Italian Cultural Insti...

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K-12 ITALIAN LANGUAGE ART CONTEST – Graffiti Art, Illustrations and Comics
K-12 ITALIAN LANGUAGE ART CONTEST – Graffiti Art, Illustrations and ComicsFriday, September 04, 2020 → Thursday, October 29, 2020

In honor of the 20th edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate...

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10 Shorts Around the World
10 Shorts Around the WorldWednesday, September 09, 2020 → Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Once again this year the Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (Itailian Short Film Center) in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has made available ten Italian short films. The shorts will be released weekly starting Wednesday, September 9 and will be availalbe for one week. Link...

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CINEDAY II | 10 Italian Contemporary Films in Your Home
CINEDAY II | 10 Italian Contemporary Films in Your Home Sunday, September 20, 2020 → Sunday, November 22, 2020

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is happy to resume the film series CINEDAY, featuring ten Italian contemporary films available to the first 300 to register. The link & password you'll receive upon registration are valid only for the specified date and time. Please note that the registration li...

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20th Week of the Italian Language in the World
20th Week of the Italian Language in the WorldMonday, October 19, 2020 → Sunday, October 25, 2020

Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books is the theme for the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), a theme that can be developed both in a socio-linguistic key and by emphasizing expressive forms such as comics books, graphic novels and children’s books. Furtherm...

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20th Week of the Italian Language | EXHIBIT | Drawing Stories: Evolution of the Italian Language in Comics
20th Week of the Italian Language | EXHIBIT | Drawing Stories: Evolution of the Italian Language in ComicsMonday, October 19, 2020 → Sunday, November 15, 2020

Drawing Stories: Evolution of the Italian Language in Comics is the digital exhibition organized by the Cultural Institutes of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and Toronto, in collaboration with Romics, International Comic Books, Animation, Cinema and Gaming Convention. The exhibition opening will be on...

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20th Week of the Italian Language | Comics at the Museum
20th Week of the Italian Language | Comics at the MuseumMonday, October 19, 2020 → Sunday, October 25, 2020

20th Annual Week of Italian Language in the World Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic Comics at the Museum is a project created by the Press and Communication Office of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with Coconino Press - Fandango, designed...

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20th Week of the Italian Language | WEBINAR | The Evolution of Languages in Disney Productions in Italy
20th Week of the Italian Language | WEBINAR | The Evolution of Languages in Disney Productions in ItalyWednesday, October 21, 2020 → Sunday, November 15, 2020

20th Annual Week of Italian Language in the World Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic Drawing Stories, The Evolution of Italian Language in Comics is the digital exhibition organized by the Cultural Institutes of Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and Toronto, in collaboration...

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20th Week of the Italian Language | WEBINAR | Script and Drawing - The Alchemy of a Comic Story
20th Week of the Italian Language | WEBINAR | Script and Drawing - The Alchemy of a Comic StoryFriday, October 23, 2020 → Sunday, November 15, 2020

20th Annual Week of Italian Language in the World Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic What happens behind the scenes of a comic book? What relationship is established between the writer and the illustrator? Mario Gomboli, writer for Diabolik and Giuseppe Palumbo, one of Diabolik's greatest...

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CINEDAY II | The Good One (La volta buona)
CINEDAY II | The Good One (La volta buona)Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is happy to resume the film series CINEDAY featuring 10 contemporary Italian productions. The films are available for free to the first 300 to register. Please note that the link and password you'll receive upon registration are valid only for the date and time of each movie....

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#WEAREISSNAF 2020 | Seeing the Invisible: Galileo, Music, Art and an Evolutionary Step
#WEAREISSNAF 2020 | Seeing the Invisible: Galileo, Music, Art and an Evolutionary StepWednesday, October 28, 2020

Seeing the Invisible: Galileo, Music, Art and an Evolutionary Step A Zoom Webinar with Claudio Pellegrini Associate Professor, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park CA Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Los Angeles CA ISSNAF is happy to launch #WEAREISSNAF, a series of webinars introducing some of t...

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20th Week of the Italian Language | WEBINAR | Graphic Novels - The Narrative Impact and Evolution of the Script
20th Week of the Italian Language | WEBINAR | Graphic Novels - The Narrative Impact and Evolution of the ScriptWednesday, October 28, 2020 → Sunday, November 15, 2020

XX Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo Sotto l’Alto Patronato del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana The changes in script and language imposed by the success of graphic novels in Italy. Tito Faraci, editorial curator of Feltrinelli Comics, Igort, comics artist, script writer and Italian director, Barbara Ba...

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CAFFÈ LEETRARIO Book Club
CAFFÈ LEETRARIO Book ClubWednesday, November 04, 2020

CAFFÈ LETTERARIO, our new virtual book club, gives you the opportunity to meet new friends who share your interest in the Italian language and literature. The first book we’ll read and discuss is Elena Ferrante’s La vita bugiarda degli adulti(The Lying Life of Adults). Once you sign up and become a memb...

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