For many of us living along a coast, seafood is a staple of our diet. Yet, our appetites have a major impact on the health of our oceans. Chef Rob Ruiz believes we can find sustainable solutions and, in some cases, even eat our way to saving the ocean. Read on to learn more.Read more >
Gaia Gelato has been a long-time partner of the San Diego Film Festival. In fact, our events would not be the same without their tasty treats. Co-founder Paola Richard is even on our board! Learn more about the incredible people behind one of North County's sweetest spots.Read more >
Francesco and Adisa of Cucina Migrante are people after SDIFF's own heart. What they do with their food events is what we aim to do with our film events - connect people through the celebration of cultural diversity. We're proud to have them as partners for our Bella Vita Earth Day Celebration. Read on to learn more about the very special organization that is Cucina Migrante.Read more >
Jason Baffa is the filmmaker behind SDIFF's earth day celebration film, BELLA VITA, and thanks to that film, he's also now a Wine producer with a label named after him. Our own Paola Richard asked him a few questions about his connection to Italy. Check out the video below along with the interview and get to know Zio Baffa. ZIOBAFFA will be launching their wines at our Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The party starts at 5pm with a screening of Bella Vita at 7pm followed by a Q&A with Jason Baffa himself. Purchase tickets HERE.Read more >
In anticipation of our upcoming Earth Day celebration on April 22 @ 5pm at La Paloma Theatre, our board member Paola Richard sat down with artist Mark Patterson to discuss his inspiration for the famed Surfing Madonna* mosaic and her connection to Italy. To Purchase tickets to the event, click HERE.Read more >
feStivale 2016 starts tomorrow and we couldn't be more excited for this year's lineup. Kicking us off at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park is Italy's first superhero movie, Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot. The film garnered Director Gabriele Mainetti seven David di Donatello Awards (the Italian equivalent of an Oscar), including Best New Director and Best Producer, as well as a slew of other nominations and awards. Our Artistic Director Antonio Iannotta recently spoke with him about the film. Here is the transcript of their conversation. AI: Hello Gabriele, thank you for taking the time to speak, and congratulations on...Read more >
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