What is the International Journalism Festival (IJF)?

The biggest annual media event in Europe. The 2017 festival had 287 sessions and 693 speakers in the 5-day programme.

When and where does IJF take place? 

Every April in Perugia, Italy. All IJF venues are situated in the stunning setting of the historic town centre of Perugia. The next festival (the twelfth edition) will be from 11 to 15 April 2018.

I want to attend IJF; what must I do?

Nothing. Just come to Perugia and enjoy the festival. All IJF sessions are free entry for all attendees, without any need for registration.

I want to see a specfic IJF session; what must I do to be sure of getting in?

Access to all sessions is on a first-come-first-served basis. To guarantee access, you should arrive well before the start of the session.

Where can I stay during IJF?

Here is a list of affiliated hotels in Perugia. We recommend that you book your hotel room early.

I want a press pass for IJF; what must I do?

Fill in and send this form. The deadline for requests for accreditation is 06 April 2018. More than 2000 press passes were issued for the 2017 festival.

What is the link to the IJF programme?

Here is the 2017 programme. Here is also the 2017 English-language festival brochure in an easy-to-read flip format. The partial and provisional 2018 programme will be online from 01 February 2018. The definitive 2018 programme will be online in March 2018. 

Are IJF sessions live-streamed?

All festival sessions are live-streamed. The live-streams will be available for viewing during the festival on the festival website homepage.

In what language are IJF sessions held? Is simultaneous translation provided?

All sessions are held in English or Italian, depending on session speaker composition. For selected sessions English-Italian simultaneous translation is provided free to attendees. The language of each session (and whether simultaneous translation is provided for that session or not) is indicated in the festival programme and in the festival brochure. A total of 85 sessions were provided with simultaneous translation at the 2017 festival. Please note that the simultaneous translation is not available via IJF live streaming or on the IJF videos.

What about Wi-Fi for IJF attendees?

A dedicated IJF Wi-Fi connection for attendees is available. The service is free and without the need for a password. All venues at the 2017 festival provided this service.

Who organises IJF?

IJF is totally independent and has no affiliation with any media organisation. It was founded in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter, who remain the two IJF directors and who are in charge of all aspects of IJF. There is no IJF advisory board or executive committee. A large international team puts together and runs the festival every year.

Who pays for IJF?

All IJF sessions are free entry for all attendees, so ticket revenue is zero. All IJF revenue comes from corporate and institutional sponsorships. The 2017 revenue split was approximately 80% corporate and 20% institutional. 2017 IJF corporate sponsors included Amazon, Facebook and Google.

I want information about the festival; who should I contact?

Write to (in English) or (in Italian).

See this page for full information about this event.