ORTIGIA FILM FESTIVAL

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Ortigia Film Festival, founded in 2009 by the Cultural Association Sa.Li.Ro’, promotes, stimulates and supports the Italian and international film and audiovisual culture with particular attention to the youngest and most innovative cinema.
Ortigia Film Festival whose acronym is OFF, offers to the public different competitive and non-competitive sections, meetings, workshops, retrospectives, focus, collateral events that over the years, have obtained a large participation of film lovers, insiders, talent and tourists.

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Fondato nel 2009 dall’Associazione culturale Sa.Li.Ro’, promuove, stimola e sostiene la cultura cinematografica e dell’audiovisivo italiana e internazionale con particolare attenzione al cinema più giovane e innovativo. Ortigia Film Festival il cui acronimo è OFF, propone al pubblico differenti sezioni competitive e non competitive, incontri, workshop, retrospettive, focus, eventi collaterali che nel corso degli anni, hanno ottenuto una numerosa partecipazione di appassionati di cinema, addetti ai lavori, talent e turisti.

The festival takes place in the squares of the old town centre of Syracuse (Unesco World Heritage), the island of Ortigia, a unique place in the world for its cultural stratification and for its clear and bathing sea. OFF with its many consecutive editions has grown, has become historic, and today it is included in the calendar of the most important film festivals in the Mediterranean basin.
Ortigia Film Festival has developed a strong identity linked to Italian cinema, but at the same time, it has renewed and expanded its offer, exploring new realities in the audiovisual and international field. Today the Festival promotes both Italian and international cinema, thanks to a quality program rich in both content: 3 competitive sections, Italian first and second feature films, national and international documentaries and short films; 2 international non-competitive sections, Cinema Women, Cinema and another art and other collateral events; and for the participation of the numerous guests and protagonists of the world of cinema.
OFF has exceeded the first decade and has expanded year after year the programming and the number of guests: jurors, directors, actors, producers, journalists and insiders have exceeded three hundred. What made OFF unique over time was the trait d’union between the cinema, the large audience, the squares and courtyards of the island of Ortigia, transformed for the occasion into movie arenas and meeting places between spectators and guests, in a fluid exchange, under the umbrella of the successful trinomial: culture / tourism / development.
The flourishing visibility in the national press and the consensus obtained by the institutions (Medal of Honour of the President of the Republic, Mibac, Sicilia Film Commission, Municipality of Syracuse, Siae, Unesco, Rai, etc.) and civil society as a whole, confirm the growing interest in Ortigia Film Festival, which is gaining more and more national and international prominence.

OFF ha oltrepassato la prima decade e ampliato di anno in anno la programmazione e il numero degli ospiti: giurati, registi, attori, produttori, giornalisti e addetti ai lavori, hanno superato quota trecento. A rendere unico OFF nel tempo è stato il trait d’union tra il cinema, il numeroso pubblico, le piazze e i cortili dell’isola di Ortigia, trasformati per l’occasione in arene cinematografiche e luoghi d’incontro tra spettatori e ospiti, in un fluido interscambio, sotto l’ègida del riuscito trinomio: cultura/turismo/sviluppo.

La fiorente visibilità sulla stampa nazionale e il consenso ottenuto da parte delle istituzioni (Medaglia d’onore del Presidente della Repubblica, Mibac, Sicilia Film Commission, Comune di Siracusa, Siae, Unesco, Rai, etc.) e della società civile tutta, confermano l’interesse crescente per Ortigia Film Festival che conquista sempre più spessore nazionale ed internazionale.

THE GUESTS OF THE OFF EDITIONS

MILENA VUKOTIC

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MARCO GIALLINI

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VALENTINA LODOVINI

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PAOLO CALABRESI

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MIRIAM LEONE

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GIORGIO TIRABASSI

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ANITA CAPRIOLI

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MOGOL

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ANNA FERZETTI

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VERONICA PIVETTI

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Our mission

Over the years Ortigia Film Festival has spread to the general public the young cinematography first Italian and then international, through a careful selection of audiovisual proposals, which have tended to create a line of ideal conjunction between Sicily and the great ferments that animate the national and international film culture.
A work of diffusion and cinematographic literacy of the territory that has allowed us to reach our goal: to become promoters of the audiovisual culture even the most daring and rare but ranging up to the commercial to involve and create new audiences more and more heterogeneous and numerous.
New challenges and reorganization of objectives await us with the intention to expand in other places in Syracuse and to grow in national and international communication to make Ortigia more and more: the island of cinema.

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