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BEST FILM MIDWIVES by director Lea Fehner A very new and deep eye on the maternity, discovering many secrets which we don’t talk very often about. The director disappears behind the camera leaving people free to express their feelings in many intimate moments. The film digs in the soul of the people deep inside. SPECIAL JURY

AWARD CEREMONY Golden Olive Tree Competition | Cristina Soldano Award and Mario Verdone Award Closing Film: La chimera by Alice Rohrwacher Special Event Premiere: Toni by Nathan Ambrosioni   The closing night, Saturday, 18 Nov., of the 24th edition of the European Film Festival, directed by Alberto La Monica, will start with the award ceremony, at 8 p.m.,

PROGRAM | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Italian Premieres | Special Events out of competition I limoni d’inverno by Caterina Carone Tribute to Nico Cirasola Golden Olive Tree Competition | Cristina Soldano Award Mario Verdone Award| “Denti da squalo” Festival OFF | SING’N’PLAY The European Film Festival presents the world premiere of I limoni d'inverno by Caterina Carone (Room 2,

PROGRAM | THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER Diego Abatantuono in Lecce for “Improvvisamente a Natale mi sposo” Special Event INCinema  Films accessible to people with sensory disabilities “The Moor” “Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous” Golden Olive Tree Competition |Cristina Soldano Award  Mario Verdone Award| “Disco Boy” Special event premiere in Room 1, at 8:30 p.m., for the 24th edition of the European Film Festival

The LUX Audience Award promotes the values of the European Union through the evocative power of cinema. This year too, the European Film Festival presents in theater three of the five finalist films for the Award: "20,000 Species of Bees" by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren "Fallen Leaves" by Aki Kaurismäki "On the Adamant" by Nicolas Philibert Now it

  International Coproduction day, Wednesday 15 november   The Festival del Cinema Europeo, in collaboration with Apulia Film Commission, within its 24th edition organizes a day focused on international coproductions, scheduled on Wednesday 15th November. The event includes the national premiere of the film 8 GIORNI IN AGOSTO, supported by the Apulia Film Fund and shot

PROGRAM | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Italian Premieres | 8 Days in August di Samuel Perriard European Feature Film Competition | Golden Olive Tree - Cristina Soldano Award, Cinema & Reality | Casablanca FESTIVAL OFF| Stefano Di Battista in concert  The fifth day of the 24th edition of the European Film Festival, directed by Alberto La Monica, is

PROGRAM | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Micaela Ramazzotti presents “Felicità” in Lecce Special Unscheduled Event “Bye Tibérias”  presented by Luciana Castellina In memory of Giuliano Montaldo  the restored version of his debut film “Pigeon Shoot” FESTIVAL OFF| KARIMA     Micaela Ramazzotti, "Protagonist of Italian Cinema" in the 24th edition of the European Film Festival directed by Alberto La Monica will be awarded