The Umbria Film Festival has been hosted in Montone since 1997 following a fruitful collaboration between the Associazione Umbria Film Festival, the Comune of Montone(PG) and London’s Riverside Studios creating an ideal cultural and physical environment for the flourishing of original ideas inspired by cinema.
The Festival takes place every year during the second week of July.
All showings are free and screened in the Main Square of this small medieval Umbrian city, the perfect place for meetings and discussions by all – guests, the public and the participants.
The audience is eclectic and an integral part of the Festival in the same way as the guests and participants are an integral part of the public.
Every evening the Festival screens a series of ‘shorts for children’ followed by a ‘feature film’ which forms the basis for a spectacular programme with international film premières, exhibitions, debates, workshops, master classes and meetings.
Over the years thanks to the constantl research carried out by the Artistic Director, the invaluable work of the Association’s volunteers and the Comune, we have presented for everyone’s enjoyment the best of international cinema culture.
In these years of uncertainty the film lovers who gather in Montone’s Main Square for the Festival know they will see only the highest quality cinema in a magical and intimate atmosphere.
Spectators have been offered, free of charge, over 100 premieres, nearly 500 shorts, including animated films for children, more than 50 events related to the cinema (seminars, courses, round table discussions, master classes, shows, concerts), around 100 works of young filmmakers as well as presenting more than 50 renowned guests from the world of international cinema.
The Umbria Film Festival has become an annual event and destination for celebrities, directors, film lovers, industry insiders and Others.