Will be held from 6 to 13 July 2024 there XVI edition ofOrtigia Film Festival. Off we go from February 13th also the announcement on the platform Filmfreeway. There are three competitive sections of the Festival: the Feature Film Competition for first and second Italian worksThe Documentary Competition and the International Short Film Competition.
Ortigia Film Festival for women
There are also three non-competitive sections. Cinema Women, which places emphasis on the female gaze in cinema. Cinema & Art, dedicated to mixing, interdependence, influence and dialogue between the arts. And, finally, an environmentally themed section. That is to say: The Voice of the Sea, with the Plemmirio Marine Protected Area and dedicated to raising awareness and respecting the ecosystem. The section that embodies the city of Syracuse and the island of Ortigia.
The Festival Management will appoint a jury composed of experts in the film sector to award the prizes to Best Film, to the Best Performer. Then to Best Documentaryto the Best Short and the Best Screenplay Award. To these will be added the public prize.
With the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – National School of Cinema – Sicily Headquarters, the management will also appoint a jury composed of students of the CSC Documentary Directing Course for the awarding of the CSC “Sebastiano Gesù” Award for Best Documentary.
In the city of Syracuse a green and free festival
Ortigia Film Festival takes place in the squares of the historic center of the city of Syracuse (Unesco World Heritage) between Arena Minerva, Arena Logoteta and Sala Ferruzza Romano, Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio. With OFF, cinematic glamor meets Sicilian baroque and the attention of Syracuse and national and international tourism. The 2023 edition recorded over 30,000 attendances in 8 days. Over 474,500 impressions on social channels. A growing trend on both Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, while over 340,000 visits to the festival website.
A widespread, free, inclusive and green festival which promotes and supports Italian and international cinematographic and audiovisual culture, with particular attention to the most innovative cinema and first and second works, giving voice over the years to important talents who are now recognized personalities of Italian cinema.
Ortigia Film Festivalorganized by the cultural association ETS Sa.Li.Ro’, is directed by Lisa Romano And Paola Poli.
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