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ST. ALi Italian Film Festival 2023

The 24th edition of Australia’s most passionate film festival features an incredible selection of new Italian cinema including all three Italian films that screened In Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, a lineup brimming with the best films from contemporary Italian auteurs and female filmmakers, a retrospective and many special events.

Our Opening Night selection sees us heading north with The Last Night of Amore, a Milan-set thriller starring the magnificent Pierfrancesco Favino. Showcasing a different side of Italy, we travel away from stereotypes and clichés and head to the Lombardy capital for a change of pace.

Festival Trailer

The ST. ALi Italian Film Festival presented by Palace returns in 2023 with a curated selection of films showcasing the best contemporary cinema from Italy. This edition of the Festival will screen nationally in Australia from 19 September - 25 October.

Discover the Festival

Opening Night

Celebrate the opening night of the festival with the stylish crime thriller The Last Night of Amore starring Pierfrancesco Favino. Enjoy prosecco and more on arrival.

Special Events

Enjoy a taste of Italy at our special events, including a Prosecco Premiere and Limoncello Serata, plus Opening and Closing Nights.

New Italian Cinema

Dive into the best new Italian cinema with this year's lineup featuring films fresh from the 2023 Cannes and Venice Film Festivals.


A retrospective celebrating the works of legendary Neopolitan actor Massimo Troisi, who remains a revered figure in Italian cinema.

Italian Auteurs

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne, this selection focuses on contemporary Italian auteurs and their latest productions.

News and Publicity

Explore the latest news, interviews and reviews for the 2023 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival. 

Group / School Bookings

We offer exclusive ticket pricing and benefits for groups of 20 or more, so make it a group booking!