Salento international Film Festival

Tricase | Salento | Italy | September 7-12, 2021


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Welcome to Siff 2021

The Celebration of the International Independent Cinema from September 7 to 12, 2021 renews in its eighteenth appointment the desire to celebrate and promote new talents and their works with particular attention to the work of young people. The Independent cinema is the real protagonist.

The Siff has become a prestigious event thanks to the artistic values of the festival, the beauty and elegance of the location and the international personalities who participate: testimonies from different worlds to offer a heterogeneous vision on cinema, art and culture . An innovative formula characterized by the high quality of its contents and a detailed research among the forms of contemporary cultural expressions. nel 2020, Siff was included in the list of Top Film Festivals emerging in the world panorama by IFF iFilm Festival magazine.

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Call for entries are now open for the 18th edition of Siff 2021, Salento International Film Festival to be held from September 7 to 12 in Tricase, in the heart of Salento, in the historic center and at the Prince Gallone Palace, a sumptuous monument and cultural center of the city.

The call is open for feature films, documentaries, short films and Music Videos. Please read the rules before submitting your film through FilmFreeWay or FestHome platform.


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Siff Concept

The Salento International Film Festival (Siff) has become an international event for its Festival concept, which began in 2010 in London at the Prince Charles Cinema (the only independent cinema in central London). Since then, the SIFF World has featured many independent films from around the world in various cities including Zurich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hong Kong, Santiago de Chile, Yerevan, Oslo, Reykjavik and many other cities.

Siff is now an established reality in the panorama of national and international cinema events. The main objective of the Siffis to promote the knowledge and dissemination of Independent Cinema by creating an opportunity for comparison between international and national film productions, aware of the fact that cinema is one of the most powerful means of cultural communication and the link between cultures and peoples.

Siff Hong Kong 2016

They say about us

Fantastic festival. Gigi is a gem of a man to be heading thisreputable andUniversally recognized festival. So looking forward to future events.

Kavi Raz

Filmmaker, India, Siff 2020

This is a great festival and I highly recommend it. I hope to attend again with future films. SIFF really gets the word out and brings the audience! The screening venues are beautiful, and the award ceremony and closing night party in the central square are not to be missed.

Nina Juliano

Filmmaker, New York - Siff 2019

This is a magical festival. I didn’t know what to expect before getting to Tricase. When I got there I found a super well run festival that screened at the most unique and ancient venues I have ever showed at. The films all screen in the evening, so in the day you can explore Puglia, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The best part for me about SIFF are the people that run it. Gigi, Patrizia, Laura, Lidia and Andreas all made us feel at home.

Michael Dominic

Filmmaker, New York - Siff 2019

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