Portofino Days

The first edition of Portofino Days, the International Fiction Festival, will take place from March 22nd to 24th, 2024. There will be plenty of cinema, exhibitions, masterclasses, and a long itinerary spanning across Rapallo, Santa Margherita, Genoa, and the village of glamour

Portofino Days: A Mini Hollywood?

Memories drift back to the golden years of Dolce Vita cinema, when Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, Liz Taylor, and John Wayne strolled through the Piazzetta, while the “Dolce Vita” turned Portofino into a Hollywood annex. Referencing that atmosphere, from March 22nd to 24th, the first edition of Portofino Days, the International Fiction Festival, arrives. This event will involve other areas of Tigullio, such as Santa Margherita and Rapallo, as well as Genoa, where an exhibition will be set up. Over the three days, there will be meetings, professional masterclasses, Casting Day, screenings, a major international preview, awards ceremonies, prominent figures from Italian cinema and beyond, and training sessions that bring together all the Italian Film Commissions. Thus, Liguria is preparing for three days to become the “capital” of great cinema: a moment of reflection on the state of the art of the audiovisual world and its trajectories, from which to draw new insights for the industry and its future.

Cinema in the square

Portofino Days, the sessions in Santa Margherita

These will take place at Villa Durazzo in Santa Margherita. It all begins on Friday, March 22nd, with a day dedicated to screenwriting curated by Marco Ponti, a screenwriter, writer, and director. On Saturday, March 23rd, it will be the day of soundtracks curated by Roberto Pischiutta “Pivio”, a composer and author of soundtracks. Finally, on Sunday, March 24th, it closes with a day dedicated to cinema crafts curated by Enzo De Camillis, a set designer, director, and organizer of the Pellico d’Oro Award in Rome.

Villa Durazzo in Santa Margherita

Liguria: The land of Fiction

Liguria has truly become a “Land of Fiction” with sixteen series filmed in recent years throughout the region, from the eastern to the western parts. With Portofino Days, the main productions will be involved in the International Fiction Festival in Portofino, an event that celebrates the magic of the big screen and television in one of the most enchanting places in the world, Portofino. Liguria has provided the backdrop for a total of 16 TV series, both national and international productions, some of which have reached their third season, thanks to the tremendous success they have achieved with the general public.

set in Liguria


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