Throughout its numerous editions, the Centre has organized cultural events, with the presence of talented speakers:
The Research Centre for Cinema and Narrative was founded in November 1978 by a group of professionals, scholars, executive officers and media workers as a non-profit entity with the aim of promoting cultural initiatives, particularly in the field of cinema.
The main event the Centre organised was the International Prize Efebo d’Oro (Golden Efebo) that overtime has gained its reputation among other national film prizes for its originality and illustrious figures who have participated in the various editions.
The Centre has always directed part of its activities at young people by organizing talks and screenings specially tailored for school students. It has also always promoted Sicilian short and feature films and different cultural events, such as the celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Leopard by Luchino Visconti.
Throughout its long history, the Centre has organized conferences and seminars with the participation of scholars, filmmakers, writers and critics, and it has collected and published documents and proceedings.
The Centre has created a specialized library with over 4000 volumes that has been recently donated to the Regional Library ‘Luigi Pirandello’ of Agrigento, with the aim of preserving the memory of all past activities and to make books and other materials available for scholars and students.
In the last few years, the Centre has started a renovation process by expanding its managing board to include well-known journalists and writers, renowned cultural managers and young people specialized in organizing cultural events.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mariannunziata Di Francesco
Gaetano De Bernardis
Costa Gian Mauro
De Bernardis Gaetano
De Michele Fausto
Di Francesco Maria
During its long existence, the Research Centre has regularly organised forums and conferences focussing on the links between cinema and history, events and movements of contemporary society. Literary characters have often been the focus of meetings with scholars, researchers, university students and high-school pupils, while Pirandello, D’Annunzio, Sciascia, Puig and other famous writers have been studied in the light of their of scientific contributions.
1999 – “Once upon a time the racial laws” with film screenings
2000 – “From emigration to immigration”
2001 – ” From ’68 to the Internet” with a retrospective and a film festival.
2002 – “The Eco-America”.
2003 – “Cinema, school, family, youth universe”
2004 – “What language today”
2006 – “Cinema and Mafia: let’s talk about it”
2007 – “Vitaliano Brancati: words and images”
2008 – “The grotesque and tragicomic world of job insecurity”
1984 – Agrigento Efebo d’Oro (5 years of activity)
1986 – Cinema Planet (1895/1985)
1987 – Dimension cinema (photography, satire, manifest)
1987 – Cinema and Futurism
1988 – Pirandello and D’Annunzio in cinema
1989 – Efebo d’Oro (tenth anniversary)
1990 – Arpino between novel and film
1991 – Women in 1950s Italian cinema
1994 – Gospels, cinema and people
1998 – 20 years of cinema and books
2001 – From emigration to immigration
2003 – A BOOK AT THE CINEMA – (Twenty five years)
2006 – Greta Garbo – The mysterious lady
CENTRO DI RICERCA PER LA NARRATIVA E IL CINEMA
via Saverio Scrofani, 44 | 90143 PALERMO