Martin Schulz, the President of the European Union attaches to the festival of Michelangelo Messina the patronage of the European Parliament.
[Ischia May 29th , 2014] "The purpose of his initiative, namely to promote a European independent cinema, is greatly appreciated by the European Parliament. The use of this powerful platform for cultural awareness to cultural diversity and the importance of preserving culture and traditions, focusing on film locations chosen, is a very original and interesting approach that will allow the festival to highlight the importance of cultural heritage and artistic exchanges as fundamental values of the European Union. Given the clear European dimension which characterizes the Ischia Film Festival is with great pleasure that according to His manifestation as the patronage of the European Parliament "
With these words, the EU President Martin Schulz has assigned a personal letter, the recognition of the European Parliament at the festival of Ischia. Great satisfaction for the director Messina who said that "the declaration done by the President of the European Union recognizes the work done in recent years by the festival, along with a recognition that the accession of the President of the Italian Republic, attests to the importance of this festival among the cultural events in Europe. "The twelfth edition of the festival will take place in the striking of the Aragonese Castle of Ischia from June 28 to July 5, 2014 with the presence of distinguished international guests.