La Marateale
Premio Internazionale Basilicata

Siamo lieti di annunciarvi le date della prossima edizione del Marateale, che si terrà dal 25 al 29 luglio 2023.

Un programma come sempre fitto di eventi, incontri, sezioni e premi, per raccontare attraverso il cinema più punti di vista, sulla vita, sull’arte, sull’ambiente.

Il premio internazionale vedrà sfilare nella meravigliosa cornice del teatro del mare dell’Hotel Santavenere.

La Marateale
Basilicata International Award

We are pleased to announce the dates of the next edition of the Marateale, which will be held from 25 to 29 July 2023.

A program as always full of events, meetings, sections and prizes, to tell multiple points of view through cinema, on life, on art, on the environment.

The international award will see a parade in the wonderful setting of the theater of the sea of ​​the Hotel Santavenere.

15 years of Cinema

Over the years, the Festival has become a site of comparison between international cinema and the emerging scene.

News and updates

La Marateale
Basilicata International Award

Everything is ready for the 16th edition of “Marateale – Basilicata International Award” which will be held from today, 23 July, to 27 July in Maratea, in the Teatro sul mare of the Hotel Santavenere.

In the splendid setting of the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, five days dedicated to cinema and beyond, with events, screenings, meetings, all open to the public, under the artistic direction of Nicola Timpone with the collaboration of Antonella Caramia.


The masterclasses at the Hotel Murmann will take place in the Garden, while those at the Hotel Santavenere will take place in the Garden at the main entrance.

To participate it is necessary to make a reservation by writing to the email

Angelo Mellone (direttore Day Time Rai)

Michelle Danner (Produttrice cinematografica)

Tarak Ben Ammar (Presidente di Eagle Pictures)

Andrea Scrosati (Group Chief Operating Officer e CEO Continental Europe di Fremantle)

Paolo Ruffini (Attore)

Raoul Bova (Attore)

Nancy Bishop e Armando Pizzuti (Casting)

Elena Sofia Ricci (Attrice)

Maria Pia Ammirati (Direttore di Rai Fiction)

We are pleased to announce a new and prestigious collaboration for the Marateale Festival – BASILICATA INTERNATIONAL AWARD!

Our festival joins Voce Spettacolo’s Oscar® qualifying program to celebrate Italian cinema in Hollywood!

In this unique collaboration, Voce Spettacolo’s VS Oscar Qualifying Program will join the Marateale Festival to offer the winner of the short film section the opportunity to qualify for the 2025 Oscars®, through distribution and screening in Los Angeles.

This partnership represents a significant step to strengthen the commitment in the seventh art to recognize and promote Italian films in Hollywood. The objectives of the collaboration aim to support the growth and visibility of Italian talents and celebrate diversity and innovation in the world of cinema.

We are thrilled to work closely with Voce Spettacolo to bring quality cinema to the attention of American audiences and Academy members.

"Io Capitano" by Matteo Garrone is in the shortlist of the 2024 Oscars

“Io Capitano”, the film, already winner of the Silver Lion for direction and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for emerging actor in Venice, is the Italian choice for the Oscar race for best international film.
🇮🇹 Garrone, with his work that won the Anica commission, surpassed 11 other films in the selection, demonstrating once again the excellence of Italian cinema. The shortlist will be revealed on December 21, while the Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23, 2024. The Oscar ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024.

Festival Sections

10 international feature films of fiction, documentaries and animation, linked to environmental and sustainability themes, will be selected to participate in a competition with numerous prizes.

The intent is to pay particular attention to young people with a vast spectrum of initiatives aimed at meeting the world of cinema.  With a view to offering a greater visibility to the young people that taking part, the MARATEALE IN SHORT competition was born, which involves the selection of ten Italian and/or international short films.

Brand new competition which involves the creation of commercials by young Lucanian students who focus attention on the importance of the historical, human, environmental and social resources of their territory and their problems in this period of global pandemic and their future expectations.


Marateale Award in Winter, the “winter” version of the historic Marateale kermesse – Basilicata International Award, led by the artistic director Nicola Timpone and by the president Antonella Caramia


The fantastic scenery of the Festival with 30 km of coastline and natural beauty. The location of the Hotel Santavenere to surround Marateale.

Past events

All editions of the prestigious Marateale - Basilicata International Award and the Marateale Award in Winter, the "winter" version of the historic event, led by the artistic director Nicola Timpone and the president Antonella Caramia


The fantastic scenery of the Festival with 30 km of coastline and natural beauty. The location of the Hotel Santavenere surrounds Marateale.


Marateale Award in Winter, versione “invernale” della storica kermesse Marateale – Premio internazionale Basilicata, guidata dal direttore artistico Nicola Timpone e dalla presidente Antonella Caramia


Il fantastico scenario del Festival con 30 km di costa e bellezze naturali. La location dell’Hotel Santavenere a fare da contorno a Marateale.