The Festival was created to present and promote the most outstanding films about issues related to the environment on an international level. It is now the biggest green film event in Italy and among one of the most important on the international scene. A founding member of the Green Film Network, an association that pulls together the most important international film festivals with an environmental theme. Every year the Festival - directed by Gaetano Capizzi - features about 100 films in national and international competition categories, as well as in the Panorama, Focus and Ecokids, a category dedicated to kids. CinemAmbiente also includes debates, meetings with authors, exhibitions, presentations, theatre performances, concerts and events.