Movies from Italy and its neighbouring countries are presented every year in April during South Tyrol’s most famous movie festival.
The vision and goal of the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen which takes place every year in April is to present new movies in German and Italian language made in Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and offer a platform for Indipendent Films and for new talents, both in front of and behind the camera. The history of the festival dates back to 1987 when the 1st edition of "Bolzano's Film Days" took place. The opening night is always all about a famous actor or actress.
The awards and competitions have become more since 2003: Besides the Prize for Best Feature Film and the Audience Award, also the Prize for Best Documentary and the Honorary Prize for Outstanding Film Career are awarded. The competition "Final Touch. Intense feedback from experts", however, is organised in collaboration with IDM South Tyrol. In 2019, the Special Prize Dolomites UNESCO and the Golden Walther Award were added. Every year again, famous actors are guests of the festival. By the way: Since 2020, the office of the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen has been located in the historical Waaghaus building on the Piazza del Grano square in Bolzano.