Castelpetroso (or as they say in the local language Castiellë) is our new soulplace.
The medieval village was built around Norman times. Nothing remains of the old castle, except parts of
shoal masonry around the medieval village. The parish church was that of San Martino, which underwent
Baroque influences in the seventeenth century.
The moments of aggregation in the various hamlets are many and preserve the spirit of the ancient local
festivals, also of peasant heritage.
The local cuisine has always been linked to the rural civilization and retains ancient and genuine flavors and
traditional dishes are prepared with simple ingredients of local production. Castiellë Soulplace Film Festival
is an international competition with live screenings open to filmmakers from all over the world. Its purpose
is to help independent cinematography talents and filmmakers to improve their career.
We accept all genres and all types of movies. Award-winning films will be screened in public before the
The event is patronaged by the Municipality of Castelpetroso.