The tenth edition of Ortigia Film Festival, the International Film Festival of the city of Syracuse, is held from 9 to 15 July 2018. This year the Ortigia Film Festival (OFF) celebrates its 10th anniversary, becoming Syracuse’s second longest-lasting cultural event after Inda Foundation’s classic plays at the Ancient Theatre.

Over the course of time, the Ortigia Film Festival has established itself as one of the most important appointments in Sicily’s festival calendar: an important achievement, which will be reflected in the rich, innovative and finely structured programme of this upcoming 2018 edition, showcasing several films from the national and international movie scene.

The core festival competitions are as follows: long feature films, first and second Italian films, and International short feature films. Yet the Festival is also the backdrop for documentaries, retrospectives, premieres, tributes to great film-makers, recently made films, unreleased films directed by emerging film-makers, special focuses, masterpieces in film history, workshops, meetings with the film-makers and other side events.
A jury of experts, nominated by the director, presents 3 awards for the Competition section Italian feature films, first and second works: Best Film, Best Interpreter and, for the first year, SIAE Award for Best Screenplay.

Ortigia Film Festival has the support of SIAE – Italian Society of Authors and Publishers and of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism – MiBACT and is realized within the Sensi Contemporanei Cinema Program, “Regione Siciliana – Tourism, Sport and Show – Special Office for Cinema and Audiovisual “,” Sicily Film Commission “under the patronage of the City of Syracuse.