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Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F
San Francisco, California 94102 - USA
Tel.: 1 415 788 7142  |  Fax: 1 415 788 6389

Opening Hours 
Reception - Library/Video library - Gallery: 

Monday - Friday 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM


ISTITUTO ITALIANO SCUOLA - Italian Language School
The official Italian language school of the IIC SF.
Visit for a schedule of classes and workshops. 
New term begins on the 28th of September! 

The IIC and the IIS have moved!
We're now in the Opera Plaza building, 601 Van Ness Avenue, ground floor, Suite F, next to the UPS store and the florist and close to the Landmark Cinema. The closest Bart and Muni station is Civic Centre (the most convenient entrance is the stairway that emerges in the UN Plaza).

Online membership now available!
Please click here for regular price ($50).
For IIS student discount, please contact us on 415 788 7142 or come and see us before or after your class.

20% IIC Member discounts at C'era Una Volta restaurant (with valid membership card).

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Highlighted Events-


-39th Italian Film Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Saturday, November 07, 2015

39th Italian Film Festival

Originally started as an informal, one-time only presentation of Italian movies in a college lecture hall, the Italian Film Festival of Marin County has grown over its 39 years into a perennial favourite in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the beginning >>>


-38th Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)

Thursday, October 08, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015

38th Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)

Founded by Mark Fishkin in 1977, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers’ festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign >>>


-Eddy: free short film on the conflict in Syria

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Eddy: free short film on the conflict in Syria

SPECIAL GUEST: DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER SIMONE BORRELLI. Eddy (2015) is a short film which explores the violence of the recent conflict in Syria and its effect on the children in the area. The film is supported by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers >>>


-Environmental Dialogue

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Environmental Dialogue

A presentation of the project developed at the “Città della Scienza” (City of Science) in Naples by the Summer Study Abroad (SSA) programme of the CCA (California College of the Arts). The project features artworks and a documentary film and book on a >>>

Special Events

-The Institute officially re-opens with Ferlinghetti exhibition

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Institute officially re-opens with Ferlinghetti exhibition

Now that we have finished moving into our new premises, we would like to welcome you with an opening reception featuring the world premiere of paintings related to Europe by the internationally acclaimed poet, painter, ground-breaking publisher and living >>>


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