2019 Rome

From September 19 to 22, 2019, the 6th edition of Live Cinema Festival returns to the wonderful Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Eight unreleased live cinema performances or presented for the first time in Italy and realized in real-time, screenings, workshops and a cast of internationally renowned artist for an immersive, synaesthetic and unique experience.

Four festival days in which machines, arts and technology melt together in order to spread new messages and new perspectives. Spokesmen of this mission will be artists from all over the world: Tundra (Russia), Tatsuru Arai (Japan), Zanishin & Prcls (Austria), Niculin Barandun (Switzerland), Luis Sanz (Perù), Daniel Besnyo e Patrik Kiss (Hungary), Odaibe & Pablo Frizzi (Poland), dné (Czech Republic) and V3rbo with Mmrk (Italy).

An international event that brings to the capital the most innovative live performances of audio-visual shows, where sound, images, space and the public itself constitute an indivisible unicum.

“Live Cinema Festival 2019”, with the artistic direction by Claudio Guerrieri, is part of the program of the Estate Romana promoted by Roma Capitale – Department of Cultural Growth and realized in collaboration with SIAE.


Live Cinema” is an experimental narrative technique applied to the video performance that produces a simultaneous and in real-time creation of sounds and images, where the traditional guidelines of narrative cinema, represented by the subjectivity photographed by the camera, expand in a wider horizon where the viewer’s perception is in continuous tension between experimentation and re-enactment.

As per tradition, also for this edition all the invited artist will present themselves with premières, live shows never seen before or presented for the first time in Italy.

Every day, Room 9 of Palazzo delle Esposizioni will host the performances of Live Cinema. Before the performances it will be possible to attend “Enigma” a 10-minute AV installation of PurForm, the Canadian audio-visual duo founded by YAN BREULEUX together with the composer ALAIN THIBAULT.

To anticipate the event there will be the “SCREENINGS” section with ABOUT LIVE CINEMA a preview of screenings from August 1st to September 19th at the Palaexpo bookstore, during the museum’s opening hours, which aims to prepare the public for the festival performances.

On 18th of September, the day before the festival begins, the conference/talk on “L’immagine in tempo reale” will be held in the Auditorium of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

To further enrich the programming of the Festival, the free workshop will also start 

on 19 September for 4 days for a total of 8 hours on Digital Storytelling.

Through four effective and innovative examples of narration of artistic practices, the workshop will offer knowledge tools, techniques and technologies for the realization of a storytelling in the artistic-performative context. To participate, reservations are required by sending an email to workshops@livecinemafestival.com; a certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the workshop.

All shows are free admission subject to availability, filling out this form ensures the entrance priority.