The third edition was preceded by a sort of “prefestival”: on 23 and 24 June 2018 in Fano with the screening of some shorts from previous editions and on June 25 at Loretello di Arcevia with the screening of the documentary film La strada dei Samouni (a few weeks before he triumphed in Cannes) by Stefano Savona with animations by Simone Massi.
During the three evenings the program and the jury composed by actress Alba Rohrwacher (theatrical art), Franco Aminio (world of literature) and animation director Manfredo Manfredi
As usual, the festival took place in the summer. Sunday, July 8, the road with Neri Marcorè. The event then continued from 11 to 15 July 2018.
In the third edition, too, the courts in competition were sixteen. Also this edition sees exceptional guests. Among the others, in addition to the jurors, the director Rezo Gabriadze the critic Goffredo Fofi and the actor Roberto Herlitzka. The municipality of Cagli is also involved where on 1 August, in its theater, the meeting with the actress Alba Rohrwacher takes place. On 23 September, the German director Wim Wenders will be awarded the Golden Bronze for Lifetime Achievement at the municipal theater of Cagli. Gino Strada was awarded the Pettirosso Award.