The Estense Castle was built in 1385 as a site for political and military control. The castle was built around the Tower of Lions, an ancient watchtower built in the XIII century and placed along the wall that then bordered the city to the north. This is one of the few castles in the world still surrounded by an entire water moat and drawbridges.
Activities of the Ferrara Film Festival at the Estense Castle:
- Official press conferences.
- Diplomatic galas and dinners.
The Apollo Cinepark is the only existing multiplex in the historical core of Ferrara. It was built in 1921 and in 2014 all four screens have been converted to digital according to new international standards. Renovated several times over the last decades, this is now a modern structure in the heart of the old town. The facility has a total capacity of almost 1000 seats.
Activities of the Ferrara Film Festival in the Apollo Cinepark:
- Screening of all films.
The Racchetta Palace, built in the thirteenth century, is located in the heart of the medieval center of Ferrara. This classy and elegant scructure has a capacity of around 400 people over three floors. It maintains a historic atmosphere while being a vibrant location for art and culture.
Activities of the Ferrara Film Festival at the Racchetta Palace:
- Movie themed exhibitions.
- Debates, education & presentations.
- Main hub for press and bloggers.
- Festival offices