experimental film programme

From 17 December 2021, 7 pm

The first appointment of 16MM RUN takes place on December 17th. It is a one-year-long 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 project is realized in collaboration with Villa Lontana


The screenings will take place in the Sala Cinema.
Free entrance until capacity reached. 


With the support of Fondazione Dino ed Ernesta Santarelli



Villa Lontana is an independent art project space in Rome curated by Vittoria Bonifati, initiated in 2018 in collaboration with Jo Melvin. The first cycle of contemporary art exhibitions aims to create fluid platforms of encounter between the sculptures and artifacts from the Santarelli Collection and contemporary art practices. The collection, seen as an archive, has been the starting point for the curatorial programme of Villa Lontana which includes exhibitions, publications, artist editions and sound projects.