Io, Isabella International Film Week is the first film festival in the south of Italy, and the second in Italy, devoted to Women and Documentary. It spotlights the work by and about women and creative documentary. The competitive sections award the Golden Waves to best female film, best creative documentary and best firstling to an emerging talent.
The Festival takes its name from Isabella Morra, a Renaissance poet in 16th century Italy.
The first edition of the Festival was held in Isabella's home, the Castle of Valsinni, from 25 August to 31 August 2005.
The programme features about 70 films and is divided into two main sections: a competition exclusively devoted to films by and about women, and a section devoted to documentaries. There are also satellite programmes, including a "Country in Focus", talk shows, and various events.
The 2008 edition took in Maratea from July 29 to August 3. The 2010 edition took place in Maratea from August 3 to August 8.