Experimental film programme

16MM RUN is an experimental film programme where the physicality of film and cinema can be relived in the true sense of the word. A selection of feature and short films will be screened on a monthly basis in their original 16mm format.


It was introduced in 1923 by Eastman Kodak, by the use of a structure with trailing perforations and intended for silent films. Subsequently, the mono-perforated version spread, reaching the present day, so as to host the soundtrack on one side of the film.


16MM RUN is conceived to present a selection of authors and titles out from the mainstream circuits, not easily available or that have rarely been screened in Italy. The programme includes mostly avant-garde and experimental films from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s without following a specific thematic focus. It is a hymn to the physicality of film.



The screenings will take place in the Sala Cinema.
No booking required.
Free entrance until capacity reached.
Access to the Movie Theatre will be permitted exclusively to those in possession of a Green Pass obtained as a result of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.



The project is realized in collaboration with Villa Lontana

With the support of Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli



VILLA LONTANA is an independent art project space curated by Vittoria Bonifati, initiated in 2018 in collaboration with Jo Melvin, focusing on ancient and contemporary practices in both visual arts and sound.
Villa Lontana Records (co-directed with Michele Ferrari) is a record label launched in 2019 that deals with the production of new sounds, from electroacoustics to sonorous poetry and field recordings.