Fano International Film Festival has gained great prestige and interest over the years in Italy and abroad; this is one of the reasons why its former name, Fano Film Festival, has been changed. It has become a landmark for filmmakers, experts and the specialized Press as a significant and qualifying moment for the whole genuine independent national and overseas cinema. Its main aim is to promote the release of films young directors have shot whose innovating, refining, artistic language and meanings are able to express new ideas, themes and subjects.
The Festival has always singled out and awarded up-and-coming directors and films that have lately reached fame and success thanks to this event.
Among them Giorgio Comaschi, Ciprì e Maresco, Antonio Rezza, Isabel Gardela, Marco Pozzi, Giuseppe Cederna, Beatrice Macola, Massimo Bonetti, Maria Asiride, Sukri Said, Fabrizia Sacchi, Silvia De Santis, inoltre conferme per personaggi affermati come Nino Castelnuovo, Tiberio Timperi, Luana Colussi, Tiziana Foschi della "Premiata Ditta", Remo Girone, Fabio Traversa, Sandra Ceccarelli, Corinna Lo Castro, Daniela Fazzolari, Massimo Dapporto, Ricky Tognazzi, Lorenza Indovina, Paola Pitagora, Alessandro Haber, Jane-Pierre Cassel, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Enrico Silvestrin, Valeria Solarino, Daniela Virgilio, Isabella Ragonese, Neri Marcorè, Michela Cescon, Salvatore Cantalupo, Ambra Angiolini, Francesca Inaudi, Gianni Cavina, Jean Rochefort, Alessandra Mastronardi, Gérard Depardieu, Nicolas Vaporidis, Camilla Filippi, ecc.
This year the 28th edition is scheduled and it is taking place in Fano from 19/22 october 2016. Around 10.000 attendance is expected over the week.
The Festival is promoted and organized by the local Fotovideocineclub in collaboration with Institutions and Public Bodies, among them Fano Town Council, the Pesaro-Urbino Province, the Marche Region, the Provincial Education Superintendence, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Cultural Heritage and Activity - Entertainment Department, the University of Bologna, the Italian Film-Club Association, the Filmoteque of Marche, Agis Marche, with the contribution of private, local and national businesses (Kodak, Studio A Tre, etc.).