The City of Sugar Land is hosting a multi-day film festival showcase called Umbria in Sugar Land at locations throughout Sugar Land. The festival is an international project produced by the International Film Festival of Spello, also known as Festival del Cinema Città di Spello ed i Borghi Umbri. The sixth edition of the festival was presented at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in September 2016.
The film festival features both Italian and European films at historic Sugar Land Auditorium, a public screening of a film in Sugar Land Town Square, and additional cultural events and seminars. It is a festival dedicated to the promotion of cinematographic culture and the Umbrian region’s contributions to art, culture, food, wine and craftsmanship. Umbria in Sugar Land is a way for Sugar Land, Fort Bend County and the surrounding Houston region to enjoy the region of Umbria’s culture, while promoting local tourism and economic activity.
This project is a partnership with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, the International Film Festival of Spello (IFFS) and the Region of Umbria.