|Est Film Festival, Montefiascone|
|main piazza, Montefiascone|
Staffed by an enthusiastic group of young professionals headed by Vaniel Maestosi, the festival brings a rich program of films and prizes amounting to 14,000 euro for films competing in several categories.
More than 40 different events and 100 guests will present encounters and debates in venues around the city: public piazzas, the Papal fortress, a multisala cinema, the enoteca located inside the papal palace and even the papal prisons.
Check the full calendar here.
|Montefiascone also hosts a craft beer festival this weekend |
One special feature is that the entrance to all events is completely free thanks to numerous sponsors. Best to arrive early to be sure of a seat.
|the ancient Papal Palace during film festival|
This year American film maker Terry Gilliam is expected as well as Marco Bellocchio, Gianni Amelio, artistic director of Torino Film Festival and actresses Laura Morante and Ambra Angiolini.
|location Colle di Montisola|
|during the press conference|
The success of the Est Film Festival is an ongoing reality, thanks to teamwork and sinergy with the local authorities and sponsors.
|buffet at press conference|
The large English-speaking community and numerous tourists who summer around the Lake of Bolsena would be very happy with this.
Considering the unspoilt beauty of the landscape (except for the wind towers near Piansano) and surroundings, I can see the area of Montefiascone as the perfect setting for film troupes year round.
|sunflower fields surround Colle di Montisola, Montefiascone|
Here is another story about Montefiascone and its historic international connections. Wouldn't it make a great film ?