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
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Hong Kong superstar AARON KWOK received the SALENTO CINEMA ACTOR AWARD 2017 on Friday May 19