The 47th Giffoni Film Festival (14th-22nd July). Rome.

The magic is about to start for the 4.600 juros from 52 Countries: the real protagonists of the 47th Giffoni Film Festival edition scheduled from 14 to 22 July. The 47th edition was presented on 6th July in the morning at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. The creator and director Claudio Gubitosi together with his artistic staff Antonia Grimaldi, Luca Apolito, Gianvincenzo Nastasi and Manlio Castagna, Giffoni Innovation Hub CEO Luca Tesauro, Giffoni Experience chairman Piero Rinaldi, the mayor of Giffoni Valle Piana Antonio Giuliano, the Director of the cinema directorate MiBACT Nicola Borrelli and the President of the Campania Region Vincenzo De Luca.

“An extraordinary event – stated, a proud President of the Campania Region Vincenzo De Luca – “Giffoni is a changing experience capable of analysing the state of young people in this day and age. It is the place where intergenerational issues are tackled, where fundamental human rights are discussed, where you open up to diversity, where the scourges of dehumanization like bullying and school abandonment. These are all issues very dear to the Campania Region, together with formation and jobs. The idea of the Multimedia Valley, that Claudio had sixteen years ago and that we will open on July 13 oges in that direction: creating new opportunities and new profession for our youth against any form of alienation. Giffoni is not just a Festival, it has an important economic impact, and for this reason the Region confirms and enhances its support. Rigour, organization and creativity: from Giffoni a great message to the whole of Italy. Giffoni builds something that didn’t exist before, the model for the South that we all want”.

“We move closer to the Fifty year mark of Giffoni – said director Claudio Gubitosi – at the beginning it was just a Festival but, with continuity and stubbornness, we changed into a an organization which is active year round. A huge project in progress requiring lots of commitment and that does not end with the Festival. The numbers for the 47th edition are very impressive: 175 works, including 101 in competition, 6 premieres and 6 special events in collaboration with the most important film majors, Italian production and distribution companies, 20 creative workshops, more than 30 shows and over 200 free events including workshops, Children shows, jugglers, street entertainers, dancers, puppeteers in 10 separate locations spread around the streets of Giffoni Valle Piana, 15 meetings dedicated to digital innovation, 5 Meet the Stars for 5.000 fans. 50 Domestic and international talents, many of whom will be taking part in the Masterclass section in collaboration with BadTaste.it, the giffoners will have the chance to discuss with acclaimed authors, directors, singers actors and emerging artistic talent. We expect around 250-270 Thousand people: ready to dive deep “into the Magic” of Giffoni” the theme of this editionc”.

LA GIURIA E IL CONCORSO

4.600 jurors, divided according to the following age groups: Elements +3 (from 3 to 5), Elements +6 (from 6 to 9), Elements +10 (from 10 to 12), Generator +13 (from 13 to 16), Generator +16 (from 16 to 17), Generator +18 ( from 18 onwards), Gex Doc (section dedicated to teachers and filmgoers) and Parental Control – Destination Italy (for families). The jurors, from 52 Countries, will decree the winners of the Gryphon Award for each section. Original Marines, like last year, will be supplying the coloured T-shirts for the jurors. From the atrocities of wars to the complexity of first love, the determination and wish to make dreams come true and find a place in the world while transitioning from childhood to adulthood: these are just some of the themes and issues from the films in competition at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival (14-22 July 2017). 101 titles including feature films, shorts and documentaries, selected out of 4500 works in pre-selection. The films, be distributed in the seven competitive sections. (http://www.giffonifilmfestival.it/news-giffoni-experience/item/4568-giffoni-film-festival-2017,-i-magici-film-in-concorso.html).

FILM PREMIERES

On 14 LUGLIO THE MAGIC OF DISNEY OPENS GIFFONI 2017 WITH “CARS 3” AND “LOU”

Legendary lightning McQueen sets out to amaze the giffoners: Friday 14 July CARS 3, the third film of the Disney.Pixar, Franchise will be presented at the opening of the Festival. Directed by Brian Fee (and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life”), CARS 3 cruises in Italian cinemas on 14 September also in 3D. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers he’s still the best race car around and races in the Piston Cup. In the Italian version the four time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel voices the computer and digital assistant tasked with giving the right indications to Cruz Ramirez, lightning’s trainer. LOU’ a toy-stealing bully who ruins recess for a playground full of kids and only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. From Pixar Animation Studios, director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, “Lou” opens in Italian theaters on 14th of September 2017, in front of “Cars 3”.

 

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