International film festivals are very popular in Italy. This is a platform for filmmakers to compete for awards, bring awareness to different topics all over the world, and discuss artistic trends.
Not only are many film festivals as accessible as the local movie cinemas, the festivals are also as diverse as the movies themselves. This diversity extends not only the genre of the movies involved, from sci-fi, to comedy, action and drama; but also includes diversity within the directorship as well. Interested in the perspective of today’s youth? Check out a children’s or youth film festival. Curious about different cultures, religions and ethnicities? Look up a minority or cross-cultural film festival. For every hobby or passion, from female directors to animation to human rights, there is a film festival you are sure to enjoy.
Additionally, there are so many film festivals available throughout the world, they are more accessible than many people may have thought previously. In fact, it is probable that there are multiple film festivals in the city nearest you. In addition to physical proximity, film festivals can also be an economically feasible option for recreation with ticket prices sometimes costing even less than, or comparable to, a movie ticket. Remember when a movie cost $5? With prices like these, and with the plethora of styles available, attending a film festival could be a movie event the whole family could enjoy.
With the accessibility of film festivals, and with so many options for different recreation styles and enjoyments, it’s a wonder that they are not a more commonly accepted form of entertainment and recreation. So, check out your local options and see if there is a film festival near you. Or spice up your next vacation by staying at a luxury hotel Italy and spotting celebrities!