SiciliAmbiente Film Festival relaunches the 12th edition which will take place August 4-8 in San Vito Lo Capo.
This year’s novelties include a focus on climate change that will also involve the campaigns of Greenpeace Italia and Amnesty International Italia, partners of the festival.
Giuseppe Peraino, mayor of San Vito Lo Capo, says: “I am pleased to host the SiciliAmbiente Film Festival for the twelfth time, an event that strongly represents us. Through cinema you can reflect on delicate and compelling issues such as the protection of the environment that is so dear to my administration and our territory. In fact, it represents the primary source of economy for our town.”
“In the last six months, the world has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic that forced us to change the habits of our lives – says the regional councilor for Tourism, Sports and Entertainment Manlio Messina – with all the events that have been cancelled, while many other festivals have chosen online platforms. The choice of planning SiciliAmbiente Film Festival in San Vito Lo Capo, which is among the most renowned Italian tourist destinations – Messina continues – not only offers a sign of return to normal life, but confirms that cinema and culture can contribute to the enhancement and promotion of our territory, becoming a direct support also to tourism. Culture through the civil testimony of cinema on environmental and civil rights issues is transformed into an opportunity for tourism, ” concludes Messina.
SiciliAmbiente Film Festival was also organized in 2019 thanks to the contribution of the Sicilian Region, Tourism and Entertainment Tourism Department – Sicilia FilmCommission, as part of the “Sensi Contemporanei” project, of the Municipality of San Vito Lo Capo, of Demetra Produzioni and the Cultural Association Cantiere 7, with the collaboration of ARPA Sicilia, Amnesty International Italia, Greenpeace Italia, and AAMOD.
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