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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Sugar Land to Host International Italian Film Festival in 2017

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land City Council recently approved an agreement with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria for the creation of an Italian Film Festival in Sugar Land.

The multi-day festival called Umbria in Sugar Land is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at locations throughout Sugar Land.  Highlights of the agreement include managing events and hosting the festival, marketing initiatives, eight films for screening, sponsorships and recruiting opportunities and more.

The Italian film festival is an international project produced by IFFS, also known as Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed i Borghi Umbri.  The sixth edition of the festival was presented at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in September 2016.

The film festival features both Italian and European films, meetings with film professionals, cultural events and seminars.  It is a festival dedicated to the promotion of cinematographic culture and the Umbrian region’s contributions to art, culture, food, wine and craftsmanship.

Umbria in Sugar Land will be a multi-day event throughout the city featuring Italian films from the Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed i Borghi Umbri.  The event will also include regional food, wine and crafts from Umbria.

The film festival is a way for Sugar Land, Fort Bend County and the surrounding Houston region to enjoy the region of Umbria’s culture, while promoting local tourism and economic activity.

For more information, contact the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Division at (281) 275-2969.

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