The first international film contest concerning the handicrafts

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Cinema Festival

Artigianato Film Festival, promoted by Associazione Artigiani di Brescia and aware of its strength in terms of concept and goals to achieve, it is the first international film contest concerning the handicrafts from past to present.

Everything stems from the wonderful setting that will host the Festival: the Castle of Padernello, in the province of Brescia. Padernello is a place that aims to become as an artisan village, full of handcraft workshops and of ancient crafts.

There only the crafts are ancient; everything else is innovative and it has an eye to the future, like Artigianato Film Festival itself, which combines tradition and new technologies, fostering the knowledge of artisan realities from all over the world through audio-visual tales.

The Festival aims to discover activities from handicrafts world and to link artisan life to the community it belongs to. It tries also to establish a social, cultural and historical enhancement, to portrait an ancient reality, which is at the same time well rooted into our present days.

Thanks to the international nature of the Festival, it’s possible to understand and to spread the figure of the artisan (it is not an univocal word and it has different meaning in different areas), keeping in mind all the different meanings that this term assume in our territory, but, above all, in the world.

The final evening is dedicated to the award ceremony of the contest’s winners and it will take place in autumn 2018, into a series of events during Verso il borgo, which is dedicated to the world of handwork and small business.

Today it’s possible to relive the artisan reality and the mission of Artigianato Film Festival is to look at it through innovation.


Small rural village located in the lower Brescia, with a fifteenth-century manor that dominates the ditch austere, authentic casket of history, art and culture.

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First edition of Artigff