They say about us

In tanti hanno parlato e scritto del Salento International Film Festival

It is my great honor that my documentary film “Dance of Life” won best documentary film at Salento film festival 2019, Thank you so much Salento Jury. It is really fantastic that an Italian festival has focus on Iran culture and cinema. With the best wishes for you

Peyman Zandi

Filmmaker, Iran | Siff 2019

Just… wow. What an incredible festival experience. The team is small but focused on making the screenings as amazing as possible rather than hand-holding the filmmakers. And let me tell you – the screenings were indeed amazing. Stunning venues with impeccable projection and sound. Full, engaged audiences of Italians – not just other filmmakers. The introductions and Q&A’s were thoughtful and interesting – not just the usual run-of-the-mill questions.The hospitality and kindness of the organizers was so warm and wonderful. We stayed in the same hotel as a number of other filmmakers so many new friends were made. The entire experience was phenomenal. Days spent exploring Salento and nights spent watching movies and communing with people in the piazza. Highly recommended.

Peyman Zandi

Filmmaker, Iran | Siff 2019

Honoured to have my music video “A House by the sea” at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

Daniele De Muro

Filmmaker, Italia | Siff 2019

A great festival with a very interesting programme and in a stunning location.

Vera Neverkevich Hill

Filmmaker, Australia | Siff 2018

Awesome festival with great vibes & tastefully curated films. the communication with the festival director was excellent, Gigi & Patrizia were always helpful. would recommend this festival to every film director or film enthusiastic!

Benjamin Esterlis

Filmmaker, Israele| Siff 2018

It was an amazing experience overall, our film won two awards one for the Best Music and another one for Best Film.

Farhan Alam

Filmmaker, USA/Pakistan | Siff 2017

One of the Best Italian Film Festival! Very professional, amazing selection of films and the location is stunning: Tricase & the Palazzo dei Principi Gallone! Celebrity guests and free entry for the audience! I had such an amazing experience!

Francesco Gabriele

Filmmaker, Italia/UK| Siff 2017

very good Professional intimate and beautiful city

Abbas Rafei

Filmmaker, Iran| Siff 2016

The festival is held is an old castle in the center of Tricase. A very interesting selection of films. Well organized Q&A. Nice talking with the director of the festival about producing docs in Europe. I would recommand the Salento International Film Festival!

Isabelle Ingold

Filmmaker, Francia| Siff 2016

A wonderful festival celebrating film in a beautiful area of Italy. We are grateful for our experience and the filmmakers we met through Salento International Film Festival.

Dayla Kennedy

Filmmaker, USA | Siff 2016