FAQ

What is the International Journalism Festival (IJF)?
The biggest annual media event in Europe. The 2020 festival had at the moment of its cancellation (29 February 2020) 247 sessions and 535 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 sixteenth edition) will take place from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 April 2022. Please note that the English-language part of the festival programme will be concentrated on Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April. On Wednesday 6 and Sunday 10 April there will be only Italian-language events. Please note that the 2021 festival has been cancelled.

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 tickets and without registration.

I want to see a specific IJF session; what must I do to be sure of getting in?
Entry to all sessions is on a first-come-first-served basis. To guarantee entry you should arrive before the start of the session.

Where can I stay during IJF?
There are many hotels and other forms of accommodation in and around Perugia. We recommend that you book your room early.

I want to be an IJF speaker; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 31 December 2021. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a reply by the close of Sunday 9 January 2022.

I want to be an IJF volunteer; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form (online in 2021). The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 December 2021. The list of selected volunteers will be posted on the festival website by 15 January 2022. Volunteers will be selected on the basis of their skills and experience. Free accommodation in Perugia (in the youth hostel in the centre of town) and a free daily packed lunch will be provided for the duration of the festival for all selected volunteers.

I want to propose a session (panel discussion, presentation, workshop, interview, other) for IJF; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 31 December 2021. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a reply by the close of Sunday 9 January 2022.

I want a press pass for IJF; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form. The deadline for receipt of requests for a press pass is Friday 1 April 2022.

My company/institution/organisation is interested in IJF sponsorship or partnership opportunities; who should I contact?
Write to Chris.

What is the link to the IJF speaker list?
The initial 2022 speaker list will be online in January 2022. The definitive 2022 speaker list will be online in March 2022. For reference, here are the speaker lists year by year of previous editions of the festival.

What is the link to the IJF programme?
The partial and provisional 2022 programme will be online in February 2022. The definitive 2022 programme will be online in March 2022. For reference, here are the e-brochures and programmes year by year of previous editions of the festival.

How can I stay updated about IJF?
By subscribing to our newsletter or by following our Telegram channel. And join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. There is also the IJF weekly roundup of journalism news and innovation published on Medium throughout the year. The hashtag for the 2022 festival is #ijf22.

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.

I want to watch the video of a specific IJF session; where can I find it?
There are 3 ways to locate the video of any festival session from 2013 to 2019.
1. Via the online speaker list:
Videos of all sessions in which any given speaker has taken part from 2013 to 2019 are embedded at the bottom of his/her speaker profile. See the speaker lists year by year of previous editions of the festival. Click on any speaker (in the speaker list of any year) to see the videos of all his/her appearances in all the festivals in which he/she has taken part. The videos can be downloaded and used without restriction. Note that there are no videos of the 2020 and 2021 festivals due to their cancellation. For the 2022 festival, videos will be embedded as above within 12 hours of the end of each session.
2. Via the online video platform:
Videos of most sessions from 2013 to 2019 have been organised category by category and year by year in the online video platform. Additional videos such as off-session interviews of festival speakers are also available. The videos can be downloaded and used without restriction. Note that there are no videos of the 2020 and 2021 festivals due to their cancellation. For the 2022 festival, videos will be embedded as above within 12 hours of the end of each session.
3. Via the online programme:
Each session from 2013 to 2019 has its video embedded at the top of its session page. See the programmes year by year of previous editions of the festival. Click on any session (in the programme of any year) to see its video. The videos can be downloaded and used without restriction. Note that there are no videos of the 2020 and 2021 festivals due to their cancellation. For the 2022 festival, videos will be embedded as above within 12 hours of the end of each session.

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 via headphones is provided free to attendees. The language of each session (and whether or not simultaneous translation is provided for that session) is indicated in the online programme and in the festival e-brochure. A total of 44 sessions were scheduled with simultaneous translation at the 2020 festival. Please note that simultaneous translation is available neither via IJF live-streaming nor on the IJF videos.

What about Wi-Fi for IJF attendees?
A dedicated Wi-Fi connection for IJF attendees is provided. The service is free. All venues at the 2020 and 2021 festivals would have provided this service and all venues at the 2022 festival will provide 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.

Who pays for IJF?
All IJF sessions are free entry for all attendees. In consequence, ticket revenue is zero. IJF revenue comes from sponsorships, philanthropic donations and institutional partnerships. The 2019 revenue split was approximately 55% sponsorships, 25% philanthropic donations and 20% institutional partnerships. 2020 IJF supporters include Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Facebook and Google.

I want information about the festival; who should I contact?
Write to info@journalismfestival.com (in English) or info@festivaldelgiornalismo.com (in Italian).