Submit your film

Join the selection of PerSo 2019 click here for submission form and find out more about competition and categories.


Where is PerSo?

PerSo Film Festival takes place in the four cinema theatres in Perugia city centre:
Cinema Méliès, Cinema PostModernissimo, Cinematografo Sant’Angelo, Cinema Zenith.
We also have meeting and events in Centro Psichiatrico Diurno NumeroZero in via Bonfigli. For further info, click here to contact us


All the screenings and the events are free entry. All films will have double subtitling (Ita+Eng) when needed. The screenings with guests will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Click here for 2018 PerSo schedule

Special Events

During the Festival we arrange forums, workshop, masterclass and other special events. Click here to give a look to 2018 events.

Be a sponsor

You would like to reach our audience? You are interested in supporting a cultural event? You would like to be connected to a social involved event? Find out all the different ways to establish a partnership with PerSo, click here for more details.

Work with us

We are not looking for new workers at the moment. Soon you will find the online form to work with us; in the meanwhile you can contact us using our contact page.


Giovanni Piperno, Italian multi-awarded documentarist director, President of PerSo Film Festival:
It is important for PerSo Film Festival to create a community focused on the values of sharing and hospitality, a community who investigate on the meaning of our identity; through different cinematographic languages, from all over Italy, Europe and the world. Our big little Festival welcomes directors, film-makers, journalists, critics, audience which have in common a deep love for cinematographic art, from all possible points of view.

Festival Schedule

Perugia – 3-13 October 2019

PerSo – Perugia Social Film Festival

a social theme documentary film festival

(but in our case ‘social’ has a wide meaning…)

The aim of PerSo Film Festival is to tell, through the Cinema du Réel, the ‘social’ world in its widest sense and in the most different way, with a peculiar attention to the innovative languages of documentaries. The Festival focuses on the ability to create communication between different genres; with the constant goal of bringing a large audience closer to the stories and to the themes they are watching on the screen.
With ‘social’ we mean a continuous discovery, unpredictable and bewildering, as well as the “Cinema du Réel”.
During the Festival all screenings are followed by meetings with authors and protagonists and in some cases, with round tables, debates, seminars, conferences with professionals and experts from all over the world.
PerSo – Perugia Social Film Festival is a project by ONLUS Non-profit Foundation “La città del sole“.

A look back at our First Edition – PerSo 2015 Teaser with Italian actress Paola Cortelles

  • 11 days of Festival
  • 12 Awards assigned by the Festival
  • 29 jury members divided into 7 Juries which have assigned the over-mentioned awards. Between jury members we had producers, international directors, Festival directors, psychiatrists, political-refugees, inmates, university students.
  • 55 people to organize the Festival, 25 from the Staff and over 30 volunteers
  • 59 film screenings
  • more than 80 guests from all over the world
  • More than 400 films submitted


Find out more about the La Città del Sole Foundation – Onlus


The sections of the documentary film festival

PerSo Lab

We support the development of projects

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Winners of 2018 Edition

The 4th Edition of PerSo Film Festival took place from 20th to 30th Sept 2018

Hale county this morning, this evening

RaMell Ross


Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo

Gustavo Salmeron


Special Mention 2018
Rever sous le capitalisme

Sophie Bruneau


Find out all the winners