Following the new restrictions, the festival program will be streamed on – A new community experience around documentary cinema –

Florence, October 28th – Following the provisions contained in the last Dpcm of the Government to contain contagions from Covid-19, the 61st edition of the Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival, will be held online from November 15th to November 22nd.

“The Show Must Go ‘Home’say Claudia Maci and Alessandro Stellino, co-directors of the festival – a clear message that the show must go on, and will do so from home. “With the closure of the cinemas, the festivals have once again found themselves without a home and, at the same time, have discovered that the spectators of a film can be multiplied endlessly, to be reached through the myriads of windows open to the circuit of the works. An edition of the Festival dei Popoli such as the one we are about to launch cannot fail to realize all this, in the awareness that the film lives and finds its true dimension only in the collective soul of the audience. In this sense, the program of the event accounts for the multiplicity of gazes and languages that characterize documentary art, for the richness of voices that tell of the time we live in its very unfolding before our eyes, for the instability of a social and political panorama that must be monitored by attentive and civilized eyes in order to give back to a wider audience than ever an experience of a new community“.

The festival, therefore, will inaugurate the virtual space Più Compagnia in collaboration with the platform where will be programmed the International Competition (18 films including shorts, medium-length and feature films, all unpublished in Italy); the Italian Competition (7 titles, all absolute unpublished, for an exciting journey in today’s Italy); the Habitat section, on the themes of the ecosystem and contemporary living, the Let the Music Play section dedicated to music and the section for young viewers and families, Popoli for Kids and Teens.

At the price of 9.90 €, the subscriber can follow the festival calendar with any device connected “as if he had a seat booked at the cinema” to choose the “screenings” and also attend panels, masterclasses, and exclusive meetings with the authors.

The 61st edition of the Festival dei Popoli is realized with the contribution of MiBACT – Direzione Generale Cinema, Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Fondazione Sistema Toscana. The festival is part of AFIC.


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