The festival

Sondrio Festival is a unique international film festival, mainly dedicated to nature films, of high scientific and cinematographic level, made in nature parks and protected areas worldwide. It takes place every year since 1987 in Sondrio, Italy, in November, during two weeks.

The works presented in the competition are selected from the best productions worldwide: among the past festivals winners are film-makers from all over the world and famous personalities in the field of nature documentary.

Further film sections may be set up for documentaries made in natural areas, highlighting problems concerning the environment, its conservation, human activities, agriculture and sustainable development.

The Festival International Jury is composed by film-makers, producers, naturalists, park managers and journalists.

The aims of the Festival are the diffusion of the culture of nature parks, protected areas and environmental protection, environmental education and the promotion of nature films.

In the course of two weeks, the Festival attracts a large audience and the local school children and students who have the opportunity to meet, learn and interact with filmmakers, naturalists and parks managers.

As well as the film screenings (the evening films are shown again on the following day, in the morning for schools and in the afternoon for the general public) the Festival week hosts conferences, exhibitions, shows, meetings with the film-makers and on environmental education for the schools.

 

International Jury

Chairman
DANIELA BERTA (Italy)
Director of the National Mountain Museum of Turin
President of the International Jury of Sondrio Festival 2020
 
NAOMI BOAK (USA)
United States National Parks Service (NPS) representative
 
FATHOLLAH AMIRI (Iran)
Director and producer - Winner of the 1st prize Città di Sondrio at Sondrio Festival 2019
 
FEDERICA GIRONI (Italy)
Scientific Committee of Sondrio Festival
 
LOREDANA DRESTI (Italy)
Stelvio National Park