Alpe Adria Cinema renews the annual appointment with the cinema from Central and Eastern Europe: the 17^ edition of Trieste Film Festival, which took place from 19th to 26th January 2006 (Cinema Excelsior of Trieste, Teatro Miela ecc.), 8 days of films running, explored the cinema of a great geographic area which goes from Central Europe to the Asiatic Republics.

Also for this 17th Edition the Fondazione Mediterraneo has collaborated with Alpe Adria Cinema – Triestefilmfestival conferring the International Award Laboratorio Mediterraneo 2006 to the best short film "Slavek The Shit" by Grimur Hakonarson, Iceland - Czech Republic - Estonia 2005.