Should any COVID-19 restrictions impede the planned holding of the Sondrio Festival, the 34th edition of our festival will take place entirely via streaming on a dedicated channel.

In the case that we need to observe such restrictions, we will ask the directors and producers of the documentaries which are selected for the festival, to grant permission to screen their films on the purposely created Sondrio Festival channel.

DAL 12 AL 25 NOVEMBRE, DUE WEEK-END LUNGHI DEDICATI ALLA NATURA

In gara 13 documentari dall'Austria all'India, passando per Russia, Germania, Italia e Francia

Un'occasione unica per spiare la vita dei leoni in Tanzania e quella degli orsi in Kamchatka, di scoprire le 20mila specie diverse di farfalle che popolano la Terra, di conoscere terre selvagge e luoghi sconosciuti, di affrontare gli orrori che si nascondono nei prati, e tanto altro ancora.

CALL FOR NATURE FILM ENTRIES FOR SONDRIO FESTIVAL 2018

Film entries are open for:Sondrio Festival 2018 – International Documentary Film Festival on Parks(32nd edition, Sondrio, Italy, between 12 and 25 November 2018).  The Festival is open to film-makers of documentaries featuring naturalistic, ethnographic and managerial aspects of National Parks, Nature Reserves and other types of Protected Areas.Films selected for the Festival will be considered for the First Prize “Town of Sondrio" (4,000 Euros), the “Stelvio National Park” Award (3,000 Euros) and, for films shot in the European Union, the “Lombardy Region”

Islands in time - A wildlife odissey wins Sondrio Festival 2017

After two weeks of events, workshops, meetings and film screenings, yesterday Sondrio Festival closed its 2017 edition with the award ceremony. Fifteen documentaries were selected to enter the competition and the International jury - Aldo Audisio (Chairman), Loredana Dresti, Jerome E. Freilich, Federica Gironi, Federico Santini and Klaus Scheurich – awarded our traditional prizes to three films.

 

A scuola di natura in tutta la provincia

Con il “FuoriFestival”, quasi diecimila gli iscritti per le attività didattiche del Sondrio Festival

Oltre 5.500 alunni coinvolti a Sondrio, più di quattromila nel tour in tutta la provincia, per un viaggio “Tra schermo e realtà” che insegnerà a capire e utilizzare i linguaggi cinematografici, a tutelare le aree protette e l’ambiente, a vivere la montagna in sicurezza e nel rispetto dell’ecosistema.
Anche quest’anno le attività didattiche pensate per bambini e ragazzi saranno parte integrante del Sondrio Festival, come vuole la tradizione della Mostra internazionale dei documentari sui parchi, ma l’edizione 2017 darà ancora più spazio a proiezioni, laboratori, mostre, escursioni e percorsi per le varie fasce d’età: il festival infatti andrà anche “in trasferta” nelle scuole di Valtellina e Valchiavenna, oltre a proporre gli ormai classici appuntamenti nel capoluogo.

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Welcome to Sondrio 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 October, during a week.

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 a week, 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.