CineDí is a project founded in Berlin in 2019 by Mara Martinoli, Italian film curator active in the territory since 2015. The mission is to bring italian cinema to Berlin movie theatres and to produce live events in which directors, actresses and actors meet the audience at the end of the show, in an international perspective that aims to spread italian film culture. The project has as a purpose to open up a window on Italy through its cinema in order to let the audience discover something more about contemporary Italy.
CineDìWeb is a festival created in 2020 to give continuity to the 2019 project. It wants to prove that cinema does not stop, despite the theatres shut down due to Covid-19. Even though it has not been possible to recreate the atmosphere of the live event, a spirit of sharing with a “virtual” audience has been maintained by interacting through live interviews with directors and/or actors of the scheduled movies. CineDìWeb has received a precious support from Italian Institute of Cultures of Berlin and Hamburg.