HipHopCineFest, 9-22 May, Rome & Online

The (, is an event that collects movie screenings and opportunities for young film-makers connected to the Hip Hop world through its most varied aspects: from the authors’background, to the soundtrack, to the cinematography, to the themes treated.

The festival focuses on stories written, produced and directed by lovers of this universal culture, passing through all film genres. The festival will be on 21-22 May 2022 at Nuovo Cinema Aquila (Rome) and in streaming with all the selected projects from our website (9-22 May 2022).

The aims to contribute along with its editions to the Hip Hop Culture heritage conservation and with its activities aims to be a cultural trigger for all lovers of this world, creating situations to make, share, inspire, experiment and exchange, generating opportunities without borders and international artistic exchanges. The passion and dedication that distinguishes the hip hop community are values that the festival aims to share with its participants, as well as the importance of free knowledge sharing and the importance of dedication and effort to achieve one’s goals, in the movie industry and in life in general.

The festival is divided into 4 sections:

  • movie competition,
  • conferences,
  • art expo,
  • after party, and more.

Through these activities the aims to promote:


More information:

Solidarity with Ukraine: Resources for Scholars, Students, and Artists

As we stand in solidarity with the people affected by the war in Ukraine, we have compiled a list of resources. Please circulate widely! Thank you!

Hiphop Studies in and on Russia and the Ukraine:

Grants and Resources for Refugee Scholars:








International Networks:

Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine

We are shocked and saddened by the news about the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. We stand resolutely against the senseless violence. We express our deepest sympathy to Hiphop scholars, artists, practitioners, and all the other people affected. Hiphop has always been a powerful voice of peaceful protest and against oppression.  

We support an immediate end to any military measures and call for solidarity with all Ukrainian peaceful populations, diasporas, and people living in Ukraine forced to exile. Moreover, we strongly condemn all discrimination against peaceful Russian people around the world.

We believe respect, dialogue, and diplomacy are the only solutions to war.

Signed by the members of the European Hiphop Studies Network