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Festival Film Villa Médicis

For more than a decade, the links between cinema and contemporary art have continuously intensified and generated new film writings. The role of Villa Medici is to foster a dialogue between the arts and to open up these new territories of creation.

Created in 2021, the Villa Medici Film Festival is dedicated to artists and film directors who explore contemporary practices of the moving image. Essays, fictions or documentaries: it shows films that invent their own form and offers a glimpse of the most contemporary filmic creation.

The Festival is divided into three parts:

  • the international competition, composed of fourteen films of all lengths and genres – documentary, fiction, essay – made in the year preceding the Festival and from all five continents.
  • the Focus selection, with masterclasses, performances and projections of out-of-competition artists films.
  • the Piazzale screenings, recent films presented each evening in the main courtyard of the Villa Medici (Piazzale) to bring together all audiences.

The Festival takes place in several areas of the Villa Medici – two indoor movie theaters, an open-air cinema, installations, meeting places – which will be transformed for a few days into a showcase for cinema.

At the end of the festival week, two prizes are awarded by an international jury as part of the international competition: the Villa Medici Prize for best film and the Jury Prize for a unique film that caught the attention of the jurors.

Find Here all the infos about the festival. 



Il cinema a Villa Medici | Dal 1974, l’Accademia di Francia a Roma – Villa Medici accoglie fra i propri borsisti cineasti o sceneggiatori (Clément Cogitore, Mitra Farahani, Benjamin Crotty, Thomas Salvador, Nora Martirosyan, Xavier Beauvois, Rémy Belvaux…) e artisti che realizzano film di corto e lungo metraggio (Éric Baudelaire, Valérie Mréjen, Lola Gonzàlez). A partire dai primi anni Duemila, Villa Medici valorizza la creazione cinematografica e la sua storia attraverso delle iniziative di programmazione quali Cinemondo, Re | visioni o Cinema all’aperto.