The eleventh edition of the 50 Days of Cinema in Florence will be held from 5 October to 12 December 2023.

Did you know that the Italian Oscars are called the David di Donatello Award? The statuette that the actors and directors receive is a copy of a 1400s bronze statue of Donatello, which is located... guess where? In Florence! More precisely in the Bargello National Museum Florence is in fact a temple of cinema and hosts dozens of international festivals every year.
Cinephiles we are waiting for you! 

From 5 October to 12 December 2023, the "50 Days of Cinema in Florence" returns, an unprecedented and innovative cinematographic initiative with a very rich calendar. The 50 Days will be held mainly at the Cinema La Compagnia, alongside other Florentine cinemas. 

50 Days of Cinema Festival Calendar in Florence 2023

The 2023 edition is made up of 9 international film festivals ranging in themes and geographical areas, offering a truly rich calendar:

  • 5 - 8 October FánHu? Chinese Film Festival 
  • 10 - 15 October Middle East Now 
  • 18 - 22 October Florence Queer Festival 
  • 28 October – 1° November France Odeon 
  • 4 - 12 November Festival dei Popoli. Festival Internazionale del Film Documentario 
  • 15 - 19 November Lo Schermo dell'arte Film Festival 
  • 24 - 26 November Festival Internazionale di Cinema e Donne 
  • 1° December NICE - New Italian Cinema Events 
  • 7 - 12 December River to River Florence Indian Film Festival 

50 Days and David di Donatello

This 2023 also marks the beginning of a new and important collaboration between the 50 Days and the David di Donatello Awards Academy of Italian Cinema Foundation: the first edition of the "Italian Rising Stars" award will be held at the conclusion of the 50 Days and will reward the new promises of the Italian panorama.