14th edition – Palermo 7-13 July 2019
Complesso Monumentale di Santa Maria dello Spasimo

Sole Luna Doc Film Festival was first held in 2006 in Palermo and will reach its fourteenth edition in 2019; since 2014 it has developed part of its activities also in Treviso and has been the main partner of the Milan Human Rights Festival for its first three editions taking care of the showcase of the documentaries in competition.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 trainees and interns from the Universities of Palermo, Padua, Venice, Rome and Turin to the festival venues.
The festival will take place in Santa Maria dello Spasimo from July 7th to 13th, an evocative and unique monumental complex, whose construction dates back to 1509 and which develops among courtyards, a large garden, a church without a roof and some exhibition rooms.
All events and screenings  are free.

The documentaries will be chosen among films from around the world which will be submitted from November 1st 2018 to March 1st 2019 filling the online entry form.
The submission to the festival is free.

SHuman 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 show crisis and problematic situation in the world where the Human Rights are not respected.
This section will be a focus on documentaries that tell stories of peoples, of people and landscapes. The showcase in competition will be an anthropological journey, a bridge of knowledge of cultures and arts of all the world.

The direction
President: Lucia Gotti Venturato
Scientific Director: Gabriella D’Agostino
Artistic Direction: Chiara Andrich and Andrea Mura
Executive Director: Monica Cosenza

Selection Committee
Lucia Gotti Venturato, Chiara Andrich, Andrea Mura, Bernardo Giannone.

A qualified international jury  will assign the Prize Fondazione Sicilia of €3.000,00 to the best 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

Applications are closed

Write in the object: booking with discounted rate Sole Luna Festival