As a well established reality on the national and international festival scene, SIFF mission is to support the distribution of Independent cinema, by offering national and international movie productions the place and time to exchange their views, conscious that the art of Cinema is the most powerful cultural communication channel, bringing people and cultures together.Founded 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. Our tour offers several distinct programs of recent independent feature films and short films from the Salento International Film Festival. The tour provides filmmakers with the unique opportunity of having their work screened in front of an international audience, and the audience with a rare opportunity to appreciate quality independent movies, which would generally not reach mainstream distribution.
September 1-9, 2017 / Tricase / Salento / Italy
Now Open! Deadline April 14, 2017
The Call for Entries for the 2017 Festival will be open from September 2016 to April 14, 2017. The Salento International Film Festival presents more than 50 features, documentaries and shorts every year, during its 9 day celebration of the independent film. The Salento International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural event and the top film festival in South Italy set in the city of Tricase the small italian cradle of the international independent Cinema.We welcome an eclectic mix of short and feature film and encourage you to submit your projects!Opening Call of Entries: Settembre 21, 2016Late deadline: April 14, 2017SIFF is now ONLY accepting entries digitally. Please submit your films through the following online services
SIFF 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES
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