N.I.C.E. Festival Russia29° Edition / 2022Moscow / Novosibirsk / Saint PetersburgTBD

N.I.C.E. Film Festival reaches its 32° edition, a long and complex journey starting from its origins, by exploring its paths of new cinema and maintaining an identity oriented to the enhancement of the new, both new authors and new trends. This festival means promotion, but also ideas and projects for a cinema and an audiovisual. At the same time, we consider it useful to confirm the criteria for selecting films based on the variety of themes proposed.

There are sometimes dramatic films that tell stories of social distress, related to problems inherent in the world of crime and corruption, or to more personal spheres such as adolescent and female growth. But also comedies that, although they are funny, are played on the edge of an irony that highlights the social difficulties of today’s world, the phenomenon of immigration, sexual diversity, the various ways and styles of life, etc. All this emerges through the presentation of a plurality of genres and themes that appear both in the films in competition and in those out of competition.

Discovering new talents that with their works make us bearers of such content with artistic flair and inventive charge is the task of the N.I.C.E – many of them can be appreciated both in the homeland and abroad, by telling stories with different techniques and methods, sometimes easily but also with great capacity of convincing, the difficult problems of our society. The 2022 edition is particularly important thanks to the significant and increasingly strong collaboration with local authorities and institutions, the MiC-Ministry of Culture, the Tuscany Region, and the City of Florence. A tribute to the tradition that looks to the future, and that has always celebrated the commitment to innovation and diversity, with Cospe and CinenematograFica.

The Great Silence

by Alessandro Gassman

Blue Eyes

by Michela Cescon


by Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher

The Giants

by Bonifacio Angius

A Girl Returned

by Giuseppe Bonito

Swing Ride

by Chiara Bellosi

Gli anni belli

by Lorenzo D'Amico de Carvalho

Crazy for Football

by Volfango De Biasi

Callas Forever

by Franco Zeffirelli


by Laura Morante

The boy who would become a knight

by Gianmarco D'Agostino

The Rider

di Daniele Ceccarini



The first stage of the Festival takes place in Moscow, at the Multiplex Cinema Oktyabr of the Karofilm chain, the largest cinema in the city, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year. Screenings will also take place at the Tetryakov Gallery which, as well as housing the most important collection of Russian artistic heritage, offers a public screening room dedicated mainly to documentaries.



Poveda Cinema in Novosibirsk is the only place in the Urals where contemporary Italian cinema is the protagonist for a whole week, thanks to N.I.C.E. It is very popular with Siberians from the capital, with its bar, restaurant, exhibition rooms and a press and conference area. Its press and marketing office is also very well-developed and effective, allowing a 360-degree promotion of the event.


Saint Petersburg

The festival moves to St. Petersburg, at the Rodina Cinema, the oldest cinema in the city. The cinema, with three theatres of 460, 52 and 49 seats respectively, is located in a central position in the city and has an offer that ranges from foreign and Russian commercial films to foreign reviews and quality films. The cinema, with its very dynamic press office, manages to promote the festivals extensively throughout the St. Petersburg area.

Project carried out in the framework of Programma Sensi Contemporanei Toscana per il Cinema