A.RE.S. (Art and Social Responsibility) Film & Media Festival is the first and only international event in Sicily that combines film promotion, multimedia innovation and social responsibility.
The Festival project is characterized by the capability to promote both fringe and experimental films, with a new view of contemporary society, and original processes and products concerning the field of new media and technological innovation, by selecting and organizing multimedia art exhibitions aiming at analyzing the relationship between man and machine.
Today ARES Festival is a real, cultural and innovative hub able to activate and promote the best local cultural energies, as well as an incubator of technologically and artistically considerable experiences where a fruitful link between research and creativeness has been created, with particular attention to those fields able to turn an innovative idea into a product: that is design, multimedia art, digital video & audio production. So, “Art and Science of Image”, the festival slogan, is the conceptual essence of the event.
For all these reasons, ARES Festival had the honour to receive, in 2010, a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. A prize for the artistic, social and cultural value of the festival.