PiiFF - Palermo Independent International Film Festival celebrates the vibrant spirit of Palermo while spotlighting the world of independent cinema. Held annually from May 22 to 25, PIIF seamlessly blends the city's rich cultural tapestry with a diverse selection of films from across the globe. Immerse yourself in a captivating cinematic experience that reflects both the unique essence of Palermo and the creative brilliance of independent filmmakers worldwide.

Our next Event will take place in Cinema Vittorio De Seta in 2024

The Palermo Independent International Film Festival’s mission is all about shining a spotlight on the incredible talent of indie filmmakers worldwide, all while giving a big hug to the rich cultural soul of Palermo. With films that make you think and feel, we’re here to stir up conversations, spark your creative fire, and make the world feel just a bit smaller and cozier. Join us from May 22-25 to soak in the art and heart of cinema, right here in our beloved Palermo. A ciné, tutti!

Best Shorts
Best Feature
Best Animation
Best Documentary (short and feature)
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Director
Best actor/actress
Best DOP
Other technical categories

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles. English movies do not have subtitles.
2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.
6. The excerpts from films send for PIIFF can be shown on the Italian / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity.
7. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
8. PIIFF organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
9. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.