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The Italian Key

Feature Film


Funding: Finnish Film Foundation


Sales: NonStop Sales

Distribution: Nordisk Film

FIN/US/UK/IT, 2011 - 92 mins







Produced by:

Gwen Anslow, Joana Cartocci, John Shea, Moose Ali Khan, Joeanna Sayler


Rosa Karo

Rosa Karo

Peter O. Almond

Tuomas Kantelinen

Rosa Karo

Arno Krimmer


Harmaa Media

Old Trace Road Productions

A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.



The Italian Key has won more than 20 Awards at film festivals all over the world, including:


California Film Festival - Winner, Grand Jury Award


Tulsa Int'l Film Fest - Women behind Camera Award for director Rosa Karo


Feel Good Film Festival, Los Angeles - Best Film


Lady Makers Film Festival, Beverly Hills - Best Film


Route 66 Film Festival - Best of Fest


Las Vegas Film Festival - Silver Ace Award


PEI Film Festival/Canada -  Best Foreign Film


IFQ (Independent Film Quarterly Magazine's) Film Festival in Los Angeles - Best Director, Best Film


Temecula Valley International Film Festival - Best Feature


Monaco Film Festival - Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Costume Design

Cannes Independent Film Festival - Best Film 

Honolulu Film Festival - Aloha Accolade Award


Tenerife International Film Festival - Best Film 


Park City Film Music Festival / A sub-festival of Sundance Festival - Director’s Choice Award - Audience Choice Award - Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music for a Feature Film  


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