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Fondazione italia presents: Kids Video Contest 2019

In honor of Italian Language Week in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles, is proposing our 3rd annual fun video contest that will showcase kid’s creativity and Italian language ability.

The 19th Annual Week of the Italian Language in the World! This event is promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October (Oct. 21 – Oct. 27). The week focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural program to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. This year’s theme is the “Italian Stage”.

Contest Overview

Students in grades K-12 are asked to create a video in Italian that is a mini language lesson where they teach their audience about their favorite Italian city, food, tradition, song, phrase, film or person. The possibilities for kids to talk about what they love about the Italian language are limitless! Contestants may also create a video around this year’s theme, “The Italian Stage.”

Contest Requirements

  • Participating student must be enrolled in K-12
  • Video must be in Italian
  • Video cannot exceed 3 minutes
  • Video with group of up to 4 students okay
  • Video submitted should be in MP4 or QuickTime format


Cash prizes will be given to three winners who will each be chosen from below age groups.

  • One first place winner for K-4 – $50
  • One first place winner for 5-8 – $50
  • One first place winner for 9-12 – $75

All submissions will be viewed by a panel of judges.

Important Dates

November 15, 2019 – Video Submission Deadline

December 20, 2019 – Winners announced

Download Application

TIME IS RUNNING OUT The NIAF on Campus Application Closes this Friday!

Only a few days left to apply for the 2019-2020 NIAF on Campus Fellowship! The application closes on Friday, September 13 at 11:59 PM EST!

The program is intended for future leaders who self-identify as active in the Italian American community through their choice of study, their participation in on-campus Italian Clubs, and their grassroot efforts. The ideal candidate is active in his or her college or university’s Italian or Italian American student-run organization. Each Student Fellow will have access to networking opportunities, and a ticket to NIAF’s 44th Anniversary Gala. The duration of the Fellowship is from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020.

See complete information HERE

Il Consolato Informa

Informiamo gli utenti del nostro sistema Prenota Online che il 40% delle persone che vengono ogni giorno in consolato riescono a prendere l’appuntamento collegandosi alle 3 pm; quindi se tutte le date sembrano chiuse non disperate e riprovate alle tre del pomeriggio.

Raccomandiamo inoltre a tutti gli utenti di ricordarsi di cancellare l’appuntamento passaporto nel caso i vostri programmi cambino; in questo modo aiuterete gli altri concittadini residenti nella nostra giurisdizione.

Infine un aggiornamento: dopo aver aggiunto nuovi slots appuntamenti passaporti il 19 marzo, siamo lieti di informare i cittadini italiani residenti nella nostra circoscrizione che il numero di passaporti emessi al giorno continua a crescere! 

We’d like to inform all of our Prenota Online Booking system users that 40% of our daily applicants have scheduled their appointment by logging in at 3 pm; so if there are no available dates do not lose hope and try again at three in the afternoon.

Also, we ask for your help and recommend that you remember to cancel your appointment if your plans change; this will help your fellow Italian citizens residing in our jurisdiction. 

Finally, an update: after adding more appointment slots to the Passport Prenota Online System on March 19th, we are happy to announce that the number of issued passports keeps on growing!

See the info on their site