The Lecce European Film Festival

22nd Edition

The Lecce European Film Festival

where:Lecce (Italy)
when:November 6th - 13th, 2021
address:Cineporto di Lecce c/o Manifatture Knoss
Via Vecchia Frigole, 36
IT-73100 Lecce
tel:+39 0832 093331
deadline:September 30th, 2021
entry form:Online Submission

The target of our Festival is to act as an intermediary among cultures, among the different film languages, as well as to become a potential means of cinema promotion: an exchange, encouraging diversity and avoiding its closure, which leads to non-communicating cultural enclaves. Cinema can become a mirror reflecting what is around it: interpreting and dwelling upon its contradictions and accepting them as its own heritage.
It is a Festival with a subject: Dialogues. “Dialogues”: deep correspondences with the “Other” and the “Self”, attempts and examples of dialogues between the ego and the self, the ego and the transcendent, adult and young people, feminine and masculine and then ethnic dialogues and “extreme” dialogues.
The Festival is divided into several sections, including:
- European Feature Films Competition;
- Tributes and Retrospectives;
- Special Events and Proposals.

  • Respiri by Alfredo Fiorillo: Out of Competition

  • Vacuum by Giorgio Cugno: Feature Films Competition - Best Film, Fipresci Award, Cineuropa Award

  • I bambini della sua vita by Peter Marcias: In Competition - Best Non Leading Actress Award

  • Ritals by Sophie Chiarello, Anna-Lisa Chiarello: Cinema e realtà

  • Vagina by Alessandro Porzio: Puglia Short Film

  • W Zappatore by Massimiliano "Maci" Verdesca: Special Event

  • In the Flesh by Christian Angeli: Best European Actress: Alba Rohrwacher