SIFF continues its mission to offer its public the work of the Independent cinema, Italian and International movies from all over the world, premieres and rare works of art: a unique opportunity to watch the real international Independent cinema.10 features take part to the competitionthis year: Siff opens with the Iranian movie directed by Abbas Rafei “Oblivion Season”, that tells the story of Fariba, and ex prostitute back in Iran, who although abused and cut off from the world by her husband obsessed by her her never forgiven past and her imagined infidelity, decides to drive her husband van to earn the money she needs to cure him. A harsh and dark movie, a condemnation of violence and abuses suffered by women in a sexist society. Closing the kermesse at its 13th seasons, the new movie by director Filippino Mel Chionglo, “Ladya Mo Kami”Deliver Us which tells the drama of a priest looking for his vocation and his redemption and of the many problems he faces as a priest.4 Documentaries in competition: as always among the many movies presented at the Salento International Film Festival, there is a section dedicated to the Documentaries, this year from Mexico, France, United States and England.41 Shortmovies:Film Festivals are always the best place to watch beautiful shortmovies. This year 41 of them have been selected for our Festival, coming from 13 different Countries and divided in 4 sections: Italians Shorts,International Shorts, Animation and Shorts directed by women under the category “ Women like it short ”.Hong Kong Cinema Panorama: Hong Kong movies are increasingly present during International Festivals. The “Action Movie” kind, still has a large annual production in Honk Kong, but not the only form of cinematic expression of the asian metropolis. During SIFF, in collaboration with Brussels Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, you can watch 4 movies: one is a Italian Premiere and the other 3 are shortmovies. We have in program the film that moved Venice in 2011, “A simple Life”directed by Ann Huiwith Deanie IpandAndy Lau.A bitter and tender story about the love of a mother to her child.SIFF Special:4 movies not in competition and midnight screenings in a new location, “The Devils’ Church”, deconsecrated church of Our Lady of Constantinople built in 1685, in the countryside, away 1,5 km from Gallone Palace.