Alpe Adria Cinema (and the Trieste Film Festival) adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards any form of insult, violence, discrimination or harassment by staff, partners, service providers or spectators of the Festival and of the events that the association organises or of which it is a partner.

Alpe Adria Cinema reflects diversity and multiculturalism in Europe by engaging with film and cultural activities centred on the Central and Eastern European area.
Through the Trieste Film Festival and other film and training activities throughout the year, the main focus is on film productions from countries with low production capacity.

Furthermore, both internally and externally, the association is committed to social and respectful interaction, fair working conditions and an open and transparent corporate culture. Diversity and gender-balanced programming are essential factors in programme selection and invitation policy. Alpe Adria Cinema is also committed to environmentally friendly event organisation.


The Festival invites filmmakers from the Central and Eastern European region, urging them to document their time and freely represent their artistic, political and human vision of cinema and the world. It is with full awareness of this approach that the Festival constructs its Official Selection, giving careful consideration to a diversity of perspectives and ensuring gender equality. With this same awareness and a shared desire to make a plurality of different voices heard, that artists and audiovisual professionals from Central and Eastern Europe find a platform during the Trieste Film Festival.


Every year, Alpe Adria Cinema implements a series of measures aimed at saving resources and respecting the climate.
Environmental sustainability is taken into account both during the festival and during the year-long preparation phase.
During the organisation of the Trieste Film Festival and whilst it is running, environmental and sustainability aspects are actively taken into account by implementing various practices:

  • guest mobility: we encourage the use of trains where possible, and shared pick-up solutions to and from airports;
  • mobility in the city on foot or by public transport (timetables and fares indicated on the Festival website);
  • catering for guests with locally sourced and km0 products;
  • mapping of water fountains also located near the theatres and other official Festival venues;
  • separated waste collection at the festival sites, clearly and appropriately signposted;
    use of sustainable and reusable materials for set-ups, some of which we recycle;
  • use of recycled or FSC-certified paper for promotional and printed materials;
  • reducing print runs reduction of printing materials with a preference for use of digital material and in some cases total use of digital material;
  • use of environmentally friendly and certified facilities use of environmentally friendly and certified facilities.


Discrimination can sometimes manifest as a lack of attention to physical difficulties in accessing venues and enjoying the event. For this reason, Alpe Adria Cinema is striving to guarantee a more comfortable and efficient experience for the users of its events suffering from disabilities, in particular by ensuring that the various spaces of the Festival and its events in general (screening rooms, conference rooms, stands) are accessible to all visitors and spectators with access needs, whatever their grade of impairment.
Accredited visitors with disabilities may indicate this before the event, when requesting accreditation. In this way, we will ensure a personalised welcome for an easier experience (reception on site, tickets, navigation in the Festival spaces, movement between the various official venues, access to information, etc.).


Since its inception, the Alpe Adria Cinema Association has had a notable presence of female figures in roles of responsibility and leadership.
For most of its existence (and still today) it has been chaired by a woman, just as the role of artistic direction has always been carried out by women, occasionally co-directing with a man in recent years.
The association’s organisational office is composed solely of women, and diversity in our working environment is something Alpe Adria Cinema takes pride in, l especially in the department that primarily manages the organization of the Trieste Film Festival, where women predominate. Within our organisation, we have cultivated a gender inclusive environment where women are prominently represented and occupy a significant number of key positions, contributing to a balanced and inclusive work culture with gender equality as an established and conscious mission since the founding of our cultural association.


The Trieste Film Festival accompanies young artists’ projects from writing to funding.
Each participant experiences their own process of creation with the support of a customised writing accompaniment programme and a programme of group meetings with film professionals.


The Trieste Film Festival is an occasion that brings together professionals from around the world – the festival organises a series of initiatives (masterclasses, workshops, professional meetings) to bring together film creators from this innovative and dynamic field.


an organisation established in 2009 that brings together all the main film culture associations in Trieste, i.e. Alpe Adria Cinema, Anno Uno, La Cappella Underground and Maremetraggio, which organise respectively the Trieste Film Festival, I mille occhi, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival and ShorTS-International Film Festival.

Alongside these realities, consolidated for over 30 years in the area and recognised as being of strategic interest on a regional, but also national and international level, the Casa del Cinema di Trieste also includes the Cooperativa Bonawentura with the Teatro Miela, and the FVG Film Commission, for 20 years among the most renowned realities in Italy for technical, logistical and bureaucratic assistance to the production of films shot in Friuli Venezia Giulia.


AFIC was founded in 2004 as an aggregation pole for those Italian film festivals that recognise the importance and value of being part of an information network that is also a place for exchange and project elaboration. The Association is conceived as a democratic instrument of coordination and mutual information, as well as promotion of the festival system as a whole.

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