For us, the social encompasses everything that embraces the human dimension. We seek stories that represent lived or desired reality, universal stories, causes and effects of one's existence and feelings that find meaning in conflict. Social is this and everything we still have to discover and rediscover.
The PerSo Film Festival was born from a project of the La Città del Sole Foundation - Onlus, active in the field of mental health since 1998, which organized it until 2018 (since 2019, the brand and organization have been transferred to A.p.s. RealMente). The first non-competitive edition of the Festival dates back to 2014, as a showcase dedicated to documentary cinema of social interest.
In 2015, the PerSo Film Festival evolved and transformed into an international festival of cinema of reality, with a focus on recent documentary production, including competitive and non-competitive sections. In recent years, we have pursued the idea of a "container" festival, contemporary and multidisciplinary, alongside the cinematic offering, featuring events and projects of various kinds: the narration of social areas (our identity theme), current events, and new forms of art; training events for filmmakers and support for new works; educational activities for schools.
Artistic directors: Luca Ferretti e Giovanni Piperno
Selection Committee: Giovanni Piperno, Ivan Frenguelli, Luca Ferretti, Giacomo Caldarelli
Associate Programmer: Glenda Balucani
Coordinator of the Pre-selection Committee: Giallo Giuman
Pre-selection Committee for competing films: Irene Biscarini, Stefano Borsa, Niccolò Consolo, Erika Di Silvestre, Jacopo Fiore, Maria Enrica Mazzella, Giorgia Nicolini, Francesco Dimes Pellicoro, Daniele Saini, Marco Schiavon, Laura Serra, Barbara Ticchioni.