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«the most emotional festival in the world»

waiting for the new 2020 dates - Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast)



«The most emotional festival in the world» according to the international actress Claudia Cardinale, honorary President of the festival.


The only film festival in Italy to promote a Market, a Museum and Monument to cinema.


Unmissable film event with 500 days of activities, 40 international events, thousands of spectators from all over the world.

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the Social World Film Festival is
the international festival of social cinema

During nine years It has organised over 500 days of activities, 40 international events that took place in 28 cities of 5 continents from New York to Sydney, by way of Tokyo, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Tunis and London, involving thousands of spectators and hundreds of protagonists and institutions of the international film among Academy of Oscar (Margaret Herrick Library), the Universities of Los Angeles UCLA and USC together with hundreds of Italian Cultural Institutes in the world.


Masterclass, workshop, juries, meetings, screenings, debates, market in single festival!
At the Social World Film Festival, in the years, there were dozens of professional masterclasses organised with the most important protagonists of the International cinema from Michele Placido to Claudia Cardinale, from Ornella Muti to Katherine Kelly Lang.

Protagonists at the Festival

Hundreds of young people from all over Italy watch and judge together the films of the International Competition (feature films, short films and documentaries) during the Social World Film Festival ...
Every year six workshops are held during the Social World Film Festival to combine theory with a professionalizing practice: activities dedicated to directors, actors, aspiring journalists, videomakers, music composers, photographers...


On 4th June 2014, Giancarlo Giannini has inaugurated the Institution of Film Museum of the territory and the Sorrento Peninsula: two rooms of the ancient communal palace of Vico Equense collect documents, photographic evidence, video material of all cinematography filmed in these wonderful places, thanks to the protocol agreement among mayors of the territory, from Castellammare di Stabia to Massa Lubrense.

The Wall of Fame is the monument to the cinema, the wall of the famous in the city center of Vico Equense on the model of the Walk of fame in Hollywood. Collects, as in a great album, the autographs of the stars of the Italian and international cinematography guests of the various editions of the Social World Film Festival.
The first autograph was that of Maria Grazia Cucinotta, godmother of the third edition of the Social World Film Festival, which, printed on a clay plate, was carried on a bronze plaque.

The Social World Film Festival, from its fifth edition, has its own Market, the Young Film Market, space and exclusive opportunities for independent cinematographic works of young national and international authors.
The Market is set up in an area of over 5,000 square meters where important professionals from the film industry, producers, distributors and directors from various countries, met to discuss the news of independent young cinema.

A tourist train on the main movie sets of the Sorrento Coast: this is the idea of the Movie Tours. The Movie Tours, organized every year as part of the Social World Film Festival, discover the places that have made these territories immortal through cinema .
The narrative voice of the Movie Tours is of the Italian actor Mariano Rigillo .

The Festival isUniqueSpecialEmotional

The Social World Film Festival is the only independent festival in the world to have set up a Cinema Museum, a Monument, a Market and the special Movie Tours...


The Festival is

one of most followed Italian film events with thousands of spectators and millions of users achieved each year through social network and media, 70.000 followers on Facebook, 11.000 on Instagram, thousands on Twitter, more than a million of views on the dedicated YouTube Channel and thousands of unique visitors on the portal.

The Social World Film Festival was born in 2011 from an idea of award-winning director and producer Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo. Not only a film festival, but it is also considered like a critical, social and cultural aggregation moment throuth seventh art.

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The Festival works 200 days a year producing special projects for institutions, schools and companies, film training courses with the University of Cinema brand in 5 locations in 3 Italian regions, lectures and collaborations with the Master of Cinema and TV of the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples.

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L'evento è promosso e organizzato dal Comune di Vico Equense.
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