Dodicesima edizione | Twelfth edition
Palermo, 3/9 luglio | July 2017
Santa Maria dello Spasimo


The Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, which had its debut in 2006 in Palermo, is now into its twelfth edition.
It is an event that, through the cinema of reality, is able to unite and promote the encounter between people, ideas, perspectives, and looks through the art-house documentaries, and bring to the attention of a wider audience original and courageous points of view on known or little known reality.

The festival will take place from July 3rd to 9th, 2017 in Santa Maria dello Spasimo in the heart of the city of Palermo.

The festival will offer two sections of documentaries in competition and one out of competition section.

Sections in competition

Human rights are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. This section is considering documentaries that enlighten crisis and problematic situation in the world where the Human Rights and the human dignity are not respected.

There will be considered in this section documentaries that tell stories of peoples, people and landscapes, deeply interconnected with “nature” and “culture”. This showcase in competition will be a focus on the journey intended as essential dimension for human beings and as their constitutive feature being “plural identities”.

Section out of competition

The showcase out of competition this year will be focused on art through the cinema of reality. A selection of documentaries, from ancient to contemporary art, to tell the beauties of the world and to learn how to protect them.

An international jury
composed by Firouzeh Khosrovani, Mark Peploe, Gianni Massironi, Italo Spinelli, Vincenzo Matera will award the prize to the best documentary and the special mentions.

Other awards: High School Students Award, “News Italians” Jury Award, Audience Prize
All the winners will receive the Sole Luna Award, a Sicilian majolica tile.
SOLE LUNA – A BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES AWARD*, assigned by the president of the association and of the festival.

A documentary filmmaking workshop curated by Alessio Genovese, master classes and follow-up meetings with the filmmakers attending the festival, will be held during the festival.

As in its previous editions, the festival will also include book presentations, themed conversations with experts, out of competition showcases and exhibitions.

President: Lucia Gotti Venturato
Scientific direcror: Gabriella D’Agostino
Executive director: Monica Cosenza
Collaborators: Cinzia Costa, Chiara Maniscalco, Laura Malleo, Angelo De Stefani
Translations, subtitles: Stefania Lo Sardo, Cinzia Costa e Laura Malleo; Burlon Michela Lia, Luna Calcagno, Giulia Calì Quaglia, Daniela De Maria, El Khawand Rana’, Ilenia Ogisti, Anna Claudia Ratti e Roberta Rasia della Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici di Vicenza
Progetto grafico:Donato Faruolo
Impaginazione:Melania Grasso
Press office: Laboratorio delle Parole, Francesca Rossini, Silvia Montanari, Alberto Samonà

È un progetto | A project by
Associazione Sole Luna, Un ponte tra le culture
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