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7º Ferrara Film Festival - Official Dates: September 10-18 2022

The seventh edition in the name of renewal and growth.

The Ferrara Film Festival announces the dates of its seventh edition. The festival of the northern Italian city will be held from the 10th to the 18th of September 2022. The choice was made after a careful discussion with the institutions of the Municipality of Ferrara and with the partners involved at national and international level, identifying a period of the year more suitable for the performance of an event of this magnitude.

Initially, except for the anomalies of the last two years, the festival always hosted its yearly editions between March and April. The change of dates was made on the basis of a series of socio-economic elements of fundamental importance for the Organization: to ensure a festival of the highest possible quality and with the biggest national media impact.

"This seventh edition is our most ambitious ever - says the Director Maximilian Law - and, above all, having the great fortune and the great honor of having established working relationships with companies and institutions at the top of the film industry, this decision it was also taken to safeguard a result that will benefit all those involved with Ferrara Film Festival."

During the 2021 edition, numerous national publications pointed out that the Ferrara Film Festival was the first, among the major film festivals in Italy, during the pandemic, to take place entirely in person: a courageous bet that proved to be a winner.

In 2021 the "Hall Of Fame" of the Ferrara Film Festival was also inaugurated, where Golden Dragon career achievement awards were assigned to prestigious cinematic figures such as Mike Newell (director of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", "Four Weddings and a Funeral"), Nastassja Kinski ("Paris, Texas "," Tess "), Bille August (director of" The House Of The Spirits "and" Les Miserables ") and Italian movie star Alessandro Haber.

Among the main innovations of the next edition, in addition to a doubled number of events compared to previous years, is the new categorization of the films in competition that reflects the global nature of the festival and the creation of a Cine Village in the historic center of Ferrara.

The Cine Village not only aims to better engage the public and the city itself, but also to include a range of film-themed activities such as charitable and educational initiatives. Other activities will involve the promotion of local food and wine products, fun cinematic experiences such as virtual reality and much more.

More information on the festival is available on www.ferrarafilmfestival.com.