• OFF12 - Edizione 2020 Dal 11 al 18 Luglio

Ortigia Film Festival

2009 – 2019: Ortigia Film Festival crosses the finish line of the eleventh edition. A trend in absolute growth, thanks to the more than 20,000 people who only crowded the venues of the event in 2018. From eleven years, through the cultural association Sa.Li.Ro ’, O.F.F. puts the spotlight on the island of Ortigia, a UNESCO heritage site, illuminating its incomparable cultural refinements and creating fully pedestrianized cinematic paths, careful to eliminate human, physical and psychic barriers. A union of architectural beauty, tourism, new talents, jury, actors, artists: energies that meet and mingle among the public creating a magical cultural living room. The Ortigia Film Festival in 2019 is expanded through a richer, more innovative program articulated, made up of screenings of films from the national and international cinematographic panorama: previews, tributes to great authors, films of recent production, unpublished of emerging authors, focus, masterpieces of the history of cinema; but also exhibitions, installations, master classes, workshops, meetings with authors and other side events.

The objective of the Festival is to select films of high cultural level that may not enjoy a massive promotion or of great commercial appeal, and propose them to the public in one of the most magical places in Italy. Over the years we have had the privilege of enjoying patronage and collaborations with: Unesco, Mibac, Siae, Sicily Region Department of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment – Special Office for Cinema and Audiovisual, Sensi Contemporanei, Sicily Film Commission, Csc (Experimental Center of Cinematography), Municipality of Syracuse, Expo 2015 , Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna, Rai …

The island of Ortigia is an ideal place to spend a festival time between vacation and culture: this is where every summer for eleven years, residents, tourists, artists converge, creating a moment of meeting and sharing that rekindles the neighborhood and the whole city. It’s a location, but it’s also an identity: Ortigia Film Festival.

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