News and Updates


Set in the high-octane world of car racing, “Ford v Ferrari,” in theaters Nov. 15, chronicles the real-life story of pioneering automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and maverick British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who were recruited by the staid Ford Motor Co. to try to unseat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans auto race. Anchored by its two leads, the film — the type of old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing adult studio drama that is fast becoming an endangered species — will be closely watched as the very different kind of race that is Oscar season unfolds.


The world premiere of CRESCENDO, produced by Alice Brauner (CCC Filmkunst) and directed by Dror Zahavi, took place at the Munich Film Festival. With Peter Simonischek, Bibiana Beglau, Daniel Donskoy, Sabrina Amali and Mehdi Meskar. Co-produced by Peter Trenkwalder's Filmvergnuegen.


A Hidden Life, Malick’s study of Austrian second world war conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, will be the first time the elusive auteur will have his work at Cannes since he won the Palme d’Or for The Tree of Life in 2011. 

Venice signs Gender parity pledge

Women in Film, Television and Media Italy advocated for the Venice Film Festival to sign an historic gender-parity pledge.

And they did. 

Thanks to Kissy, Margherita and our whole board as well as Jasmine Trinca for their tireless work. And a huge shout out to Guillermo del Toro and Jacques Audiard  for their passionate support. 

Read the Hollywood Reporter article here

To join WIFTM ITALIA, click here

Best Film (6+) at Giffoni

Ötzi and the Mystery of Time won the Giffoni Film Festival, one of the most important children's film festivals in the world. It won in the 6+ category, and the response of the kids was phenomenal. 

English Remake of Til Schweiger's
"Honey in the Head"

Til Schweiger has remade his wildly popular film HONIG IM KOPF in English, with a stellar cast: Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Jacqueline Bisset and Emily Mortimer.

Congratulations to Italian cast members Greta Scacchi, Simone Spinazzè, Giampiero Judica, Luca Ribezzo, Elisabeth Kanettis, Penelope Frego,  Peter Schorn and Rossano Rubicondi!

Honey in the Head

 Review of ICEMAN

The Hollywood Reporter's review of Iceman.


Iceman (starring Jürgen Vogel) will premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival on August 8th, 2017. 

Congratulations to our wonderful local producers, ECHO FILM. 

A big shout out also to South Tyrolean actors Martin Schneider, Nora Pider and Paula Renzler!

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