International Festival of Archaeological Cinema

Where? Rovereto - Teatro Zandonai


29th edition of Rovereto Cinematographic Festival

The Festival was born to sensitize people on the themes of the archaeological research and the safeguard of the cultural heritage.

Five days of October dedicated to the International Festival of Archaeological Cinema, the cinematographic Festival that brings to Rovereto the best of the national and international documentary production for the 29th edition.

The Festival, organized by the City Museum Foundation of Rovereto, moves archaeology from the museum rooms and the faraway sites to the great public through 35 new movies, with the purpose of sensitizing the public opinion on the main themes of safeguard and enhancement of the world heritage.

The program stretches in the cultures of the 5 continents, including reflections about the role and the function of the museums and of the new technologies in cultural field. Important relators, documentarists, representatives of the countries whose patrimony is presented in the films or conferences, will take part to the festival.

The movies compete for the City of Rovereto Prize (Premio Città di Rovereto), assigned by the public, CinemAMoRe Prize assigned by Trento Film Festival and Religion Today Filmfestival and Archeoblogger, a special mention assigned by renowned Italian Archeology bloggers.

Moreover, for the first time, the students of Liceo Rosmini of Rovereto and Liceo Maffei of Riva del Garda will present some movies of last years Festivals and will comment both the contents and the language of the documentary films.

But the greatest news of this year will be the “In-city Festival” (“Rassegnaincittà”) with free events in Rovereto city center organized in collaboration with Cantina Vivallis, Arcadia and Piccoloblu Libraries, Bontadi Coffee Roasters and Exquisita that has dedicated a special chocolate praline to the Festival.

The access to the film showings and to the conversations is free.


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International Festival of Archaeological Cinema

City Museum Foundation of Rovereto
Borgo Santa Caterina, 41

T: +39 0464 452800/820



The entrance to the shows and the meetings is free.

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