Music to see, movies to hear
The first italian festival focused on the lasting and mutually enriching relationship between cinema and music was born in 2015, in Turin.
National and international premieres make up four competition sections: LONG PLAY DOC (documentaries), LONG PLAY FEATURE (fiction features), 7 INCH (short films), SOUNDIES (music videos). In addition to the competition, there are two exhibit sections: INTO THE GROOVE, which has always been the "pop" side of the festival, mixing genres and trends, ranging from the latest musical trends to the cult and classic names in world music history, and RISING SOUND, committed to discovering and proposing stories in which the inspirational power of music is intertwined with global, social and political issues, breaking away from the merely business and stereotypes’s laws; distant or nearby stories that can inspire, motivate, entertain and raise some thoughts.
Seeyousound is not just the festival itself, it continues throughout the year with a rich programme of events, collaborations, contaminations and synergies, always focusing on the relationship between music and image.
In just a few editions Seeyousound has grown together with its audience, and has carved out a role for itself on the Italian and international scene. In 2018 went on tour with the project On the road: Palermo, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Lecce, Rome. In Lecce, collaborations are activated with local realities that help trigger a strong involvement of the territory and allow the event to gradually take root in the Apulian city.
In 2020 Seeyousound evolves with the addition of a new format for the competition: FREQUENCIES, a training course for young musicians and composers concerning music applied to silent movies. A moment of artistic performance happening during the festival days that concludes with a contest awarding the best soundtrack composed by the workshop participants.
Seeyousound is a member of AFIC (Associazione Festival Italiani di Cinema) and is one of the founding members of MFFN, Music Film Festival Network, an international network of twelve festivals from different countries.
With its daring approach Seeyousound will continue its evolution because music can’t stop!