The Astra Cinema in piazza Beccaria hosts the sixth edition of the Firenze Film Festival on September 22, with a wide-range of free-entry films appealing to all. The diverse selection of indie films from around the world draws both the passionate and the curious.
Filmmakers from various backgrounds make-up the annual showcase, with both upcoming and established artists. Films from Denmark, Spain, Canada, Japan more take us around the world with short films opening a window onto life experiences elsewhere, while also delving into complex social issues.
Spread across 11 categories, the competition covers: Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Experimental, Best Student Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Producer, and Best Screenplay.
Divided into two screening slots, the festival opens with Martin Strange-Hansen’s much-lauded On My Mind, followed by Coin Slot by Scott Jones, which premiered at BFI Flore, the biggest LGBTQIA+ festival in Europe, and 2gether by Kim Ekberg. This first segment from 6-7.30pm covers the Best Short Film category, as well as the Best Short Documentary and Best Experimental Film categories.
The second part of the festival, from 7.45-9.15pm, will be further made up of short films and documentaries, including Familiar Stranger directed by Sara Furrer and Fabian Lütolf. It will also feature entries for the Best Student Film and Best Short Documentary. Completing the screenings is Woman Meets Girl by Murry Peeters, before the Awards Ceremony takes place from 9.15-9.25pm.
It’s lights, camera, action at 6pm, with the doors opening from 5.30pm. Films are shown with both English and Italian subtitles. See the full programme.