Italian Cultural Institute, Ljubljana


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Italijanski inštitut za kulturo v Sloveniji
Breg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 5640
Fax386 (0) 1 241 5643
Stefano Cerrato, Attaché, Director
Italian Cultural Institute, Breg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 2415640
Mateja Kralj, Secretary
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Established in 2001, the Italian Cultural Institute in Slovenia – Istituto Italiano di Cultura – is a cultural arm of the Italian Foreign Ministry and has a mission to promote the Italian language and culture in Slovenia.

The institute fosters vital cooperation between Italian and Slovene institutions in the fields of science, education, and culture, especially in the contemporary arts. Every month it hosts numerous cultural events, including small-scale exhibitions, readings, and screenings. The Italian Cultural Institute in Slovenia incorporates a library with a collection of books and audio-visual materials related to Italian culture.

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The institute both assists Italian private and public organisations to present artistic projects in Ljubljana and other Slovene cities and supports Slovene organisers to bring Italian artists to Slovenia. Meetings, seminars, and courses are organised in cooperation with the universities in Sienna, Peruggia, and Rome.

Italian Film Week

The Italian Film Week programme, organised by a network of Italian Institutes and local partners, presents Italian contemporary film worldwide. In Ljubljana it is co-organised by Slovenian Cinematheque. The first edition took place in May 2018 with films by Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone and Emanuele Crialese, while in 2019 the production of the latest period 2013n‐2018 is presented (Sorrentino, Virzì, Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza). The guest of the festival Alberto Fasulo, a director and camera presented his long-feature TIR (Slovenian actor Branko Završan in the main role).

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The Italian Cultural Institute in Slovenia is also engaged in the administration of stipends and funding initiatives offered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for example, an annual competition for the co-funding of translations of work by Italian authors.

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