Who we are
CinemaItaliaUK was created in 2014 by the former Associate Director of the Italian Film Festival UK, Clara Caleo Green, with the aim of giving Italian contemporary films a permanent “home” in the UK.
Bringing the best Italian talents to London
We want to give our audiences an experience that goes beyond the film.
That’s why most of our screenings are followed by engaging Q&As with some of the most popular Italian talents, in
cluding iconic Actress and Director Laura Morante, Oscar winning Producer Francesca Cima, Director Maria Sole Tognazzi, Actor and Director Edoardo Leo and the amazing Comedians Paola Cortellesi and Checco Zalone.
And if that wasn’t enough, after each screening the public is invited to an exclusive tastings of some of the best Italian food and wine.
Special Events and Premieres
If contemporary, not yet distributed films are at the core of our programme, we often partner with distributors both in the UK and Italy to organise special screenings.
Sponsors and Partners
Meet the team
Clara Caleo Green – Funder and Artistic Director of CinemaItaliaUK.
Her involvement with Italian cinema goes back a long time, though she started actively working in the industry in 1996 when she became both Associate Director and Sponsorship Director of Italian Film Festival UK, primarily a Scottish-based festival which she brought down to London in May 1997.
In 2010 Clara and colleagues created Italian Cinema London, a new version of the festival showcasing Italian films in London. Together they worked on film industry projects in conjunction with Bafta and MEDIA UK.
In October 2014 Clara started CinemaItaliaUK Ltd, a company whose aim is to show Italian films not distributed in UK, on a monthly basis.
Lorenzo Tamburini – Programmer and Social Media Manager
Before joining CinemaItaliaUk in 2015, Lorenzo Tamburini graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures (Arts and Entertainment) at the University of Pisa and attended the School of Cinema “Tracce” in Rome where he developed his first screenplay. His first novel “In Memoriam” is available on Amazon.
Chiara Zucchelli – Communications Intern & Event Photographer
Before CIUK, Chiara interned as an assistant to the Managing Director at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith and has also worked in PR for some time, previously serving as a youth researcher for the WeGotIssuez Radio Programme as well as being the Co-Director for the West London Debate Challenge.
She’s currently reading Philosophy at King’s College London, where she is hoping to foster further collaboration between KCL’s Italian Society and CIUK.
Adele Tulli – Director and Documentary Programmer
She has directed award-winning films such as 365 without 377, about the decriminalization of homosexuality in India, and Rebel Menopause, that aims to challenge negative stereotypes of ageing women.
Before joining CinemaItaliaUK in 2015, Adele has founded I Doc Italy, the weekly documentary series organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in London.