Pertosa Grotte Soulplace Film Festival is an international competition with live screenings open to filmmakers from all over the world.
It takes place in the Caves of Pertosa-Auletta (Campania, Italy) and its purpose is to help independent cinematography talents and filmmakers to improve their career.
The Pertosa-Auletta Caves are our new non conventional location for Soulplace Film Festival. Located in the Alburni Mountains, the Pertosa-Auletta Caves are one of the focal geosites of the "Cilento" Geopark.
They are the only caves in Italy where you can navigate an underground river, the Negro, and are the only ones in Europe to preserve the remains of a pile-dwelling village dating back to the second millennium B.C.
The event is patronaged by the MidA Foundation.
We accept films of all genres and also shorts. Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Narrative Short
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Soundtrack
Best First Time Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Special Jury Prize

Pertosa Grotte Soulplace Film Festival aims to spread the culture of cinematography and promote, at the same time, to promote the discovery of Pertosa-Auletta Caves, located in the Alburni Mountains (Italy): the only caves in Italy where you can navigate an underground river.
We want to support as many filmmakers as possible, all over the world, motivating them to always improve, always give their best and never stop dreaming.
Th event involves not only filmmakers and the public, but also the whole territory as well.
We accept films of all genres and also shorts, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction) or animation.
Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony. *All winners will receive an official laurel and a free ready for print certificate.
By submitting your film, you declare to know and accept that we can promote some of the films by uploading the trailers and/or teasers or posters and production stills and so you allow us to use them for free, for promotional purpose. However the films will never be available online.
Submission fees cover administration costs and therefore they are non-refundable. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
We do not accept:
- poor standards or amateur movies (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD);
- movies involving politics or promoting political agenda;
- extremist or propaganda content movies, either religious or political organizations.

Overall Rating
  • Roberto Pareschi

    Veramente onorato di avere vinto, insieme con il collega Azzarito, il premio per la miglior sceneggiatura. Grazie !

    November 2023
  • Cenk İzgören

    It's a great festival. A hardworking and communicative team. It is a great honor for me to receive an award for my film Kafes İki Savaş Arasında I am happy to know you.

    December 2022
  • Hicham Harrag Samir Harrag

    It was an honor to won the award to this festival this festival is really nice and all team is kind I will be back next year with a new project

    November 2022
  • Do Over Movie

    The organizers were very friendly. A wonderful festival, really well run by hard-working dedicated people. I was proud that My Movie DO OVER was selected And Won Award.
    The festival team was very open and the atmosphere that was created warm and inviting. An all round high quality festival. Hope to go back with my next film. Thanks a lot Pertosa Grotte Soulplace Film Festival

    November 2022
  • Monika Grzybowska

    I'm happy to have our short "Forgotten song" finalist at Soulplace Film Festival. It was a pleasure to be part of the festival. Thanks and all the best for the future!

    November 2022