Sicily in Festival: new visions with the Queer Filmfest in Palermo

  • Published: 6-03-2017
  • Category: Events



Are you great passionate about cinema? Do you love Sicily? There’s a good news for you, tourists of the beautiful Italy. At the end of May and for one week, space to new talent of film, in a very suggestive framework. Palermo awaits you for the seventh edition of Sicily Queer Filmfest – The International Festival of New Visions, that will take place from May 25 to June 1. A young and independent festival, supported by MIBACT – Ministry of goods and cultural activities and tourism, that will be a pleasant opportunity of entertainment during your trip in Sicily.


The Festival

The term queer is connected with concept of transversality and diversity. This festival of cinema says no to etiquettes, to classifications, to problems that separate. This event promotes, instead, the contrast to social discrimination and the positive approach towards the differences, of every kind, in the conviction that the diversity has the only power to enrich our life.

All kind of audiovisual participate to the competition: from fiction to documentary, from film of animation to musical videoclip. A large choise of narrative expression that will meet the taste of the passionates of cinema.

The two competitive sections  of festival are:

  • Queer Short – International Competition of short film
  • New Visions International Prize (feature film)


…Not only cinema

Visit Palermo means immerse yourself in a vintage atmosphere, where sea and culture are mixed in a perfect union. Your stay in Sicily will be full of entertainment but also full of simple relax. Let capture yourself from the historical city, where the sign of other populations is visible in the architectural wonders. Is enough looking above to admire the beauty of its palaces: the Palace of Normanni with its Cappella Palatina, the Theatre Massimo and the Cathedral of Palermo, only to nominate some of these. Churches, streets, cuisine from inimitable flavor, even in the street food, that you have to taste, absolutely. Sicily is amazing in every season because you will always find one thousand ways to live and discover it.


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