All the info you need about Giffoni Film Festival 2016 - 46ª Edition: program, place and dates, how to participate and international guests
WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?
It takes place in the small Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Campania, Southern Italy, not far from Salerno and Naples.
HOW CAN I PARTECIPATE PARTICIPATE IN GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL?
For all the information on how to join the Giffoni Film Festival 2016, see the following link: Entries Giffoni Film Festival 2016. Inside you will find The ENTRY FORM (form) and all the necessary information on: OFFICIAL SECTIONS, JURY AND AWARDS, SELECTION OF WORKS, EXPENSES AND COMMITMENTS and more.
GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL GUESTS 2016
15th July: VALERIO MASTANDREA
15th July: GABRIELLA PESSION
16th July: CRISTIANA DELL'ANNA
16th July: ELENA RADONICICH
17th July: RICKY MEMPHIS
17th July: ALESSANDRO TERSIGNI
18th July: LORENZO RICHELMY
18th July: GABRIELE MAINETTI
18th July: NICHOLAS GALITZINE
19th July: MIRIAM LEONE
19th July: CLAUDIO CUPELLINI
19th July: GIAMPAOLO MORELLI
20th July: MATTERO GARRONE
20th July: LUCA MARINELLI
20th July: MATILDE GIOLI
21st July: PAOLO GENOVESE
21st July: CHIARA FRANCINI
21st July: SAM CLAFLIN
21st July: GRETA SCARANO
22nd July: IVAN COTRONEO
22nd July: NICHOLAS HOULT
22nd July: MIKA
23rd July: CLAUDIO SANTAMARIA
23rd July: JENNIFER ANISTON
Giffoni Film Festival 2016: Film Festival for kids, number one in the world️!
WHAT IS THE GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL?
The Giffoni International Film Festival is the largest children’s film festival in Europe, and possibly in the world. Over 180,000 people attend the festival, expecialy children and young people from 39 countries around the world. During the festival, the children and teenagers watch the films, learn about the filmmaking process, and are called to judge them and award the best ones with prizes. Every year the festival attracts thousand guests, directors, producers, and movie stars annually. The festival has been brought to many different countries around the world with their own versions of the Giffoni Film Festival. The Giffoni Hollywood Film Festival in the United States has proven to be the biggest so far.
GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL HISTORY
The Giffoni Film Festival started in 1971 when Claudio Gubitosi had the idea of promoting and developing cinema for young people.
In the 1980s the number of productions dedicated to children and youth increased, and films coming from France, Albania, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Iran, Australia, Poland and New Zealand hit the screens in Giffoni. In 1982, its turning point, when François Truffaut met the festival and wrote an open letter that includes the following words: “Of all the film festivals Giffoni is the most necessary." Truffaut opened the doors to a long list of Italian and International guests such as: Robert De Niro, Sergio Leone, Michelangelo Antonioni and Alberto Sordi, they came to Giffoni to meet the young jurors and talk with them about their careers and their arts, consecrating the Giffoni Film Festival as one of the most important cultural events dedicated to young people.
Credit: Giffoni Film Festival
WHAT ARE THE COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES OF GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL?
Between 1996 and 1998, the festival started three different competitive categories:
- First Screens, for children aged from 9 to 12 years
- Free to Fly, for children aged from 12 to 14 years
- Y-Generation (previously named, Rear Window), for youths from 15 to 19 years.
The new millennium started with the purpose to bring Giffoni and its format in the world. Berlin, followed by Miami with its Next Generation Film Festival, Poland and Albania housed the Giffoni Film Festival concept. In 2005, in Australia, the festival founded the Giffoni-Australia association, with its headquarters in Sydney. In 2008, the first edition of the Giffoni Hollywood took place at the Kodak Theatre, which has been the home of the annual Academy Awards Ceremonies (The Oscars), with guests such as Will Smith and Jon Voight. The festival also created the Giffoni World Alliance, which is a network delegates to connect the initiatives around the world.
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