The SULMONA International Film Festival (SIFF) is a short films festival taking place in Sulmona (Italy) in autumn.
The Festival celebrates young cinema from all around the world with a selection of new works from emerging directors and passionate storytellers with unique visions.
The SIFF is the international evolution of the Sulmonacinema Film Festival that has reached its 40th edition in 2022. Throughout the last years Sulmonacinema supported the young Italian filmmakers, some of whom have become the most representative directors of Italy such as the Academy Award winning Paolo Sorrentino (Le conseguenze dell'amore, Il divo, The Great Beauty, The Youth, Loro), Emanuele Crialese (Respiro, Nuovo mondo, Terraferma), Luca Guadagnino (I am Love, A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name), Saverio Costanzo (La solitudine dei numeri primi, Hungry Hearts, L'amica geniale), Michelangelo Frammartino (Il Dono, Le quattro volte)..
Lately Festival have welcomed guests and judges like Mario Monicelli, Claudia Cardinale, Claudio Santamaria, Stefano Accorsi, Maya Sansa, Enrico Ghezzi, Pippo Del Bono, Luigi Lo Cascio, Antonietta De Lillo, David Riondino, Sonia Bergamasco, Antonio Rezza e Flavia Mastrella, Francesco Bruni, Francesco Montanari, Marianne Leone and Chriss Cooper.
The event also presents a range of special initiatives included film workshop, retrospectives, non-competitive feature films screening, concerts, exhibitions.