Every summer at the beginning of August, the picturesque medieval village of Lama in Haute-Corse transforms itself into an open-air cinema. This festival unlike any other offers for a week a score of feature films in preview, programs for children, as well as a competition of short films and documentary screenings on the theme of the rural world in France and elsewhere . The attendance of the event continues to increase from year to year and seduces more and more summer visitors, conquered by the quality of the programs broadcast free of charge and the beauty of the landscapes and the village.
The Lama Film Festival also offers the opportunity to attend conferences, symposia, round tables and musical entertainment. The film screenings take place in the evening on three different sites: the swimming pool, which offers a spectacular view of the mountains and the Corsican maquis, the Umbria square, reserved for auteur cinema and the short film competition, and the Mercatu, set in the heart of the village with cushions and pillows. For documentaries, the festival moves to Casa Di Lama, a 50-seat air-conditioned video room. Film production and script writing workshops are offered to young people throughout the festival.