ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING IN THE WORLDFollowing the Iranian revolution of 1979 and the inauguration of the Islamic Republic, many predicted that new restrictions would kill off Iran's cinema. But Iranian film has survived, undergoing remarkable transformations in parallel with the wider changes in Iranian culture and society. More
WELCOME TO TRICASE
A SMALL CRADLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT CINEMAAt about fifty kilometers from Lecce, lies the town of Tricase. The city overlooks the Adriatic Sea and its coast during the summer season offers clear water and pristine nature making this area one of the best in Salento. Tricase is an ancient city, and in year 1200 many landowners werefighting to have their hands over these wonderful lands kissed by the sun. The last feudal lords were the Gallone Princes, an important family of Terra D'Otranto, who found residence in Tricase and stayed there for a very long time. Very famous is the castle of the family, which is none other than the Prince's Gallone Palace, beautiful building and cultural center of the city, home of the Salento International Film Festival. More
FOURTEEN YEARS OF FESTIVALA CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT FILM FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLDFounded in 2004 and set in Salento - “the Door to the East” that has always represented a melting pot of cultures and traditions - the Salento International Film Festival is totally dedicated to Independent productions: an innovative formula which is defined by the high quality of its contents and the detailed research work within the contemporary cultural expressions. The Salento International Film Festival has become an International event thanks to its “touring” concept, which started with film screenings in London at the Prince Charles Cinema (the only independent cinema in Central London) back in 2010. Since then SIFF Tour has presented many independent films around the world in cities like Zurich, Moscow, St Petersburg, Hong Kong, Santiago del Chile, Yerevan and more.
A celebration of films and filmmakersSeptember 1 - 10 Tricase | Salento | Italy
“Cinema is the most powerful tool ofcommunication and link between cultures and peoples”