Since its foundation, the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival has sought to respect the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. It has always proposed documentaries aimed at intercultural dialogue and human rights, that report alarming situations and encourage to respect the planet, intended as the Earth and its peoples. The Festival, throughout all its editions and every side activity proposed, has maintained free entry, in order to make attendance open and accessible to everybody.
The 18th edition is geared towards reducing its impact on the environment through the implementation of concrete actions: holding the event in the open air, differentiated waste collection, using certified ecological paper, selecting vegetarian and vegan or low-impact foods, being plastic-free, and providing staff and guests with accommodations at facilities with ecological certifications.
Starting from the graphic design, conceived by Donato Faruolo, inspired by images from a botanical treatise, the Festival has highlighted the environment in its schedule, both in and out of competition, and in its side events as well: films such as Vento na fronteira by Laura Faerman and Doctor Apa by Ibadilla Adzhibaev, short films such as Serigne by Rodrigo Hernandez Tejero, Edu Marín, Adriana Cardoso and Anaklia by Elisa Baccolo, deal with the most urgent and sensitive issues, where the environmental dimension is intertwined with the social and economic ones. Botanical sensibility also characterizes the short film Algorithms of Beauty by Miléna Trivier, the video installation Dazzeling Shadows by Keja Kramer, soundtracked by composer Joe Schievano, and the cyanotype workshops organized by Edizioni Precarie and Radici that will be held inside the Botanical Garden of Palermo.
The attention to “good practices” and the urgent need to implement ecological and environmental transition policies is the foundation of the partnership with the company Enel Green Power, with which the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival has created many activities over the years, including three audiovisual productions: the documentary Bring the sun home by Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini (2012), the commercial Sinfonia rinnovabile by Andrea Mura (2013), and La Fabbrica del Sole by Pierfrancesco Li Donni, produced this year and scheduled at the festival.
Enel Green Power will also award the Doc For Future prize to the competing documentary that will best communicate the value of the environment as a common good to be respected and defended.