The call for the 18th edition of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival is online


The call for participation in the 18th edition of Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, the international documentary review that from Palermo turns the spotlight on the world, the stories and the dynamics that cross it, has been online since Thursday 1 December. The call is open to feature films and short films completed after January 1, 2021.

The Festival is produced and organized by the non-profit association Sole Luna – A bridge between cultures whose main purpose is to promote the values ​​of solidarity and communication between peoples through the cinema of reality and independent cinema and to enhance new talents also through training courses with established professionals in the sector.

The 18th edition of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival will be held from 3 to 9 July 2023. The call will remain open until 15 March 2023. Registration for the festival is free, using the form. Rules are also available.

The association’s activity is mainly dedicated to the younger generations and, beyond public events and festivals, it reaches Italian high schools by offering themed reviews and projects of School Work Alternation and welcomes trainees and interns from the Universities of Palermo, Padua , Venice, Rome and Turin.

Since 2006, over 125,000 spectators have attended the festival, while the Sole Luna archive collects about 10,000 documentaries from all over the world.

The admitted films will be judged by an international jury made up of directors and intellectuals engaged in various capacities in sensitive social areas, in line with the themes that the Festival intends to investigate. The international jury will award: the prize for the best feature film in competition of 3000 euros, offered by the Sicily Foundation and the prize for the best short film, of 300 euros, offered by the Antonio Pasqualino Museum. It will also award special mentions for: best direction, best cinematography, best editing, best soundtrack.

Also foreseen: the Sole Luna, Un ponte tra le cultures Award, to the film that best expresses the values ​​of solidarity and communication between peoples, the promotion of which represents the primary purpose of the Association, assigned by the President of the association; the Audience Award; the Special Jury Prizes made up of high school students and young ‘new Italians’; the Rubino Rubini Award in memory of director Rubino Rubini, co-founder of the festival.

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