Mente Locale – Visioni sul territorio (Local Mind – Visions of the Territory) is the first Italian festival focusing on the narration of territories through audio-visual media. Every year Mente Locale offers a selection of international documentary films on communities and territories, highlighting the changes and challenges, solutions and gainings of people living in a particular area, village, district, or shared workplace. Founded in 2014, the festival stands for the values of equality, dialogue and freedom, respect for the territory and environmental sustainability.
The selected films are screened in different towns in Emilia Romagna, supporting independent cinemas, bringing local audiences together with international professionals in the beautiful countryside between Bologna and Modena. The screening of the movies selected for the competition Mente Locale – Visioni sul territorio will take place from 5 to 14 May 2023 and the winners of the competition will be announced on May 14.