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Pordenone Silent Film Festival

Giornate del cinema muto
Festival logo
Location Pordenone, Italy
Founded 1982
Language International

The Giornate del cinema muto (referred to in English as Pordenone Silent Film Festival) is a festival of silent film in Pordenone, northern Italy. It is the world's largest festival of this type.[1]

The festival was founded in 1982 by students hoping to bolster the morale of the victims of the 1976 Friuli earthquake. Their itinerant show of old silent films eventually found a stable home in Pordenone.[1]

The 2006 festival, the silver anniversary, featured nine days of silent films all with live musical accompaniment. Each year the festival features a national archive that has restored lost or disintegrating films; in 2006 the Danish Film Institute presented 28 works of the Nordisk Film Company, dating 1903–1926, Carl Dreyer's Leaves from Satan's Book.[1]

Works shown

The following is a list of some works that have been shown at the festival, as well as themes engaged and directors featured, in addition to showing the complete works of D.W. Griffith, which are being shown in 12 parts, 1997–2008.


External links

  • Official website
  • LE Detailed information at
  • "Review: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto 2009" Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism, Issue 1, 2010
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