Since 1982 there is an annual silent movie festival in Pordenone, Italy
The Cineteca del Friuli was founded in 1977 in Gemona, Italy, by young scholars Piera Patat and Livio Jacob, when the city was at the height of its reconstruction after the earthquake of 1976. The film archive originated with a private collection, which also provided the basis for the Silent Film Festival inaugurated in 1982. Subsequently the Pordenone Festival has become a recognized international event, attended by historians, archivists and enthusiasts from all over the world. Some of the restorations of rare silent and sound films have been done thanks to the cooperation of major international archives, such as the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, the Cineteca Nazionale of Rome and the Cinémathèque Française. The Cineteca del Friuli's film archive, currently in the process of being catalogued, has extended over the years to embrace American animation, classics of the ‘20s, rarities from the early years of sound film, the first Technicolor pictures, the American underground, Italian popular features and more.
Until 1998 the festival took place in Pordenone. In 1999 the festival moved to Sacile, a town nearby. In 2007 the festival moved again back to Pordenone. Both towns are in the province Pordenone, north-west of Venice.
Details and programme can be found on the official site of the festival.