International Documentary film festival
17th edition – Palermo 4-10 July 2022

Sole Luna Doc Film Festival was first held in 2006 in Palermo and will reach its seventeenth edition in 2022; since 2014 it develops part of its activities also on the national territory during the year by collaborating with partner associations and festivals.

It is an event able to unite and promote the encounter between people, ideas, perspectives and looks and to bring to the attention of the widest possible audience original and courageous points of view through the documentary filmmaking.

The association Sole Luna-A bridge between cultures, the festival’s producer, is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to promote documentary filmmaking and independent cinema and to enhance new talents also through training courses organized by the experts in the field.

The project is mainly dedicated to young generations and, beyond the public events and festivals, it reaches the Italian high schools offering themed showcases and alternating school / work projects and welcomes university trainees and interns.

All events and screenings are free.

Documentary films of any length will be able to enter the competition, which tell stories of the world of today and yesterday, human experiences of jouneys and contacts, urban and rural contexts, violations of human and land rights, concrete examples or proposals for solutions to environmental and humanitarian crises.

Call for entries will be open from 1° December 2021 to 15th March 2022.
The submission to the festival is free.



Documentary films lasting more than 30 minutes.
Documentary films lasting less then 30 minutes.

The Direction and the Selection Committee will identify the films they deem suitable for other sections envisaged by the program such as Out of Competition, Collateral Events, Tribute and Retrospectives.

A qualified international jury will assign the prize of €3.000,00. to the best feature film in competition and the prize of €300,00 to the best short film in competition.

They will also assign a special mention to the films for:

the best direction
the best photography
the best editing
the best soundtrack
The “Bridge Between Cultures” Award will be assigned by the president of the association to the film that best expresses the values of solidarity and communication between people, whose promotion represents the aim of the Association.
Audience prize
Special juries prize
Rubino Rubini Award in memory of the director Rubino Rubini, festival co-funder.

Read carefully the rules before submitting your film.

The direction
President: Lucia Venturato
Scientific Direction: Gabriella D’Agostino
Artistic Direction: Chiara Andrich, Andrea Mura