OUR MISSION: To celebrate and promote Italian culture and heritage in New Mexico with special events, partnerships and the annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival.
Established in 2010, Italian Festivals of New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to Promote Italian Culture in New Mexico. In fulfillment of its mission, IFNM produces and promotes events and activities that celebrate, educate and inform about the richness of Italian culture, history and tradition.
IFNM's fundraising centerpiece and flagship event, the annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, has long been dedicated to supporting children's causes. A multi-day celebration of Italian cinema and culture, the festival affords the opportunity to enjoy the Italian experience through events and highly acclaimed contemporary Italian films while benefitting New Mexico's children.
The informational voice for IFNM is Italy in New Mexico, a free email subscription service for notifications of Italian events occurring in New Mexico and for occasional news briefs of interest to Italians and lovers of Italy.
Italian Festivals of New Mexico
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Maria Arancio Berry - President
Director, Marketing and Promotion
Michelle Michelotti Martinez - Vice President, Festival Films
John Paolino - Vice President, Festival Ticketing
Daniel Puccetti - Vice President
Managing Director, NM Italian Film & Culture Festival 2019
Carl Alongi - Treasurer
Joanna Colangelo - Secretary
Ronaldo Patrizio Steiner - Festival Founder and Director Emeritus