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Torino Film Festival: The International Festival of Young Cinema

This year's event is the 34th Torino Film Festival, and as ever, it will offer up an outstanding array of high-quality cinema from all over the world.

The festival was founded in 1982 by the Italian film critic Gianni Rondolino in partnership with Turin's National Cinema Museum. Rondolino specifically sought to represent young filmmakers who weren't receiving the praise they deserved. 

Since then, the festival has developed and grown, attracting big name directors, like Nanni Moretti, to curate its selection and expanding its range of showings to rival Venice for the title of Italy's largest cinematic event.

Unlike Venice, Turin is a true metropolitan film festival. All screenings take place in the centre of one of Italy's largest, most culturally exciting cities. Finding accommodation, places to eat and deciding what to do in Turin during the day couldn't be simpler.

In 2015, popular events included a homage to Orson Welles (director of Citizen Kane) and screenings of films by the festival's Guest Director Julien Temple (The Filth and the Fury). The After Hours section presented off-beat experimental cinema releases, while the general schedule included premieres of art house films by well known directors like Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chantal Akerman.

The Cose Che Verranno program also offered a huge selection of older cinematic masterpieces, including works like Ridley Scott's Bladerunner, Andre Tarkovsky's Stalker and Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

This year the festival will take place between 18th and 26th November and will be sure to present an equally impressive line-up to last year. So far, they have confirmed that Gabriele Salvatores will be serving as the Guest Director. Salvatores, whose film credits include Mediterraneo and I'm Not Scared, will be presenting "Five Easy Pieces", a selection of films that have shaped his career.

Once again the TFF will provide a forum for creative young directors from Italy and around the world. This will take place in conjunction with the Torino Film Lab, which provides financial support and training for filmmakers.
Along with new faces, visitors can expect more high-profile premieres, thematic schedules dedicated to particular artists and a wide range of masterpieces from the world's greatest young film-makers. 
 
If you like cutting edge cinema or just want to be able to watch a collection of some old favourites, the Torino Film Festival is Italy's premier cinematic event. A not to be missed celebration enabling tourists to combine the pleasures of a stay in Turin with a chance to watch some of the year's finest movies.