Contest! Italian Film Festival leads up to Italian Day on the Drive 2015
All things Italian will once again take over Commercial Drive on Sunday, June 14, for Vancouver’s largest cultural street festival, the 6th Annual Italian Day. Celebrating more than 50 years of Italian heritage in Vancouver, Italian Day brings together the best that Italy has to offer in our own backyard. This year’s festival puts a special focus on Italian ART, with pre-event showcases of Italian film and painting, and breathtaking examples of Italian design, music, theatre, food, crafts and activities throughout the event!
Kicking off the cultural celebration this year is an all-new Italian Day Film Festival, which will present eight classic Italian films at the Rio Theatre, along with a free outdoor screening June 5 at the Italian Cultural Centre (Beaconsfield Park).
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, an exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery, organized by the American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums, in collaboration with Italian Day cultural partner the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, will also lead up to the event, giving viewers an immersive Italian ART experience from the Middle Ages to modern times starting June 12.
As always, there will be food, displays and shopping to satisfy your craving for everything Italian including over 100 merchants and guest vendors, a line up of food trucks and carts, more than 20 restaurant patios and an array of things to see from Italian honey bees to classic cars and motorcycles. New this year is the Flavours of Little Italy on The Drive Passport (found in Il Giornale, the Italian Day event magazine to hit the streets the week of May 19), which offers a discount on unlimited purchases throughout the whole month of June at some of the Drive’s best Italian-owned treasures.
For more information on the events leading up to Italian Day, visit italianday.ca.
We are giving away 2 all-access passes to the film festival ($100 value). The film festival runs from June 6 to June 13.