Top 5 Reasons to Attend Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian Film Festival

Photo Credit: Armando Lancone

The City of Sugar Land is hosting an Italian film festival, a cultural film experience for the citizens of Sugar Land and surrounding region. Umbria in Sugar Land will be a multi-day event featuring Italian films from the Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed i Borghi Umbri. The event will also include regional food, wine and crafts from Umbria. See the top 5 reasons why this event is a must! 

1. Showcasing top talent from the Umbria region

It is not every day that a film festival showcases films from such a specific region of the world. With a rich cultural history and critically recognized film festival, the Umbrian  region and the town of Spello are excited to  share their talent with Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. Sugar Land is excited to offer a platform for these up-and-coming film makers to get their name out to a savvy Texas film community.

2. Get introduced to a new culture

Part of what makes Umbria in Sugar Land special is that it is a festival initiated by the Italian community in the Sugar Land and Houston region. The passion they have for sharing their culture provides the authenticity of the experience.

3. Meet new people- Italians and other Sugar Land residents

Sugar Land is pleased to host a delegation of Italian officials and dignitaries during the film festival. This is a great opportunity to meet new people involved in the Italian film industry. Also in attendance will be regional Italian residents with close ties to their community and culture.

4. Experience Sugar Land through culture and film

Did you know that expanding the arts is an initiative for the City of Sugar Land? The City is making strides to make art and culture one of the most well-known characteristics of Sugar Land, and this festival is a way to experience the city in a new way! You can see a film in the historic Sugar Land Auditorium—the oldest building from the Imperial Sugar Company—or watch a film under the stars in Sugar Land Town Square, or experience the culture of Italy through events in Sugar Land’s parks or other cultural events around town.

5. Appreciate artistic expression through film

Film is an artistic art form of self-expression, built on the power of storytelling and conceived through many professionals and trades coming together. Umbria in Sugar Land will focus on the Umbrian region through its cinematic artistic expression and build the viewers’ appreciation for Italian culture through the dramatic media of film.
Nothing compares to attending exceptional art events in a welcoming community, and Sugar Land is happy to welcome you! Officials from the Region of Umbria have worked hard to bring a cultural experience befitting of their reputation, and celebrating the film industry and the six hand-picked award winning films that will be shown provide a unique way to experience the talents of Europe and Italy. We hope locals and out-of-towners alike will take advantage of this cultural and artistic initiative.

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