Sections and films 2023

Official Selection – In Competition

One of the LEFFEST’s main focuses was always the discovery and unveiling of cinema’s great abundance, contemplating several different cinematographies in terms of geography and content.

Official Selection – Out of Competition

The main purpose of the Official Selection - Out of Competition is to offer the audience, with a broad perspective on international film production, the chance to watch the national premieres of some of the most anticipated films of the following season, as well as displaying the latest works by internationally acknowledged directors.

The Memory of Cinema

LEFFEST is screening four classic works of cinema that have just undergone exemplary restoration projects.

The Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

LEFFEST is organising a complete retrospective of the work of the most acclaimed Turkish director of our times, Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

Special Screenings

LEFFEST presents several special screenings in dialogue with the rest of the programme


Views and journeys of filmmakers little known to the public.

A Tribute to Clint Eastwood

LEFFEST pays tribute to Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood with a retrospective of his films.

Special Programme: Letters From Ancestors – Forgotten Whispers on Screen

LEFFEST organises a special programme about our historical and contemporary relationship with our ancestral bonds.

Special Programme: Artificial Intelligence and the Arts – Where Are We Going?

O LEFFEST organises a special film programme and debates about the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and artistic creation.

Tribute – Michel Demopoulos (1949-2023)

LEFFEST pays tribute to Michel Demopoulos, long-time friend and collaborator.