MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2012
Mediterranean Cinema in Rome
Rome 19/28 October
In the European Year of ACTIVE AGEING and SOLIDARITY between GENERATIONS
THE WINNER OF MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2011
EROS & PSYCHE AWARD
Io sono Li
Li and the Poet
Director: Andrea Segre
2011, 35mm, colour, 110'
Vers: Italian, Chinese - Sub: Ita/Eng
Director: Zamani Esmati
2010, DVcam, colour, 88'
Vers: Farsì - Sub: Ita/Eng
Director: Ahmad Abdalla
EGYPT, 2010, 120'
Director: Marian Crişan
ROMANIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY
2010, 35mm, colour, 100'
International Documentary Competition
OPEN EYES AWARD
Iraq: War, Love, God and Madness
Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji
IRAQ, UK, THE NETHERLANDS, 2010, 74'
This is My Land...Hebron
Director: Giulia Amati, Stephen Natanson
ITALY, 2010, 72'
Blague à part
(No) Laughing Matter
Director: Vanessa Rousselot
FRANCE, PALESTINE, 2010, 54'
International Short Films Competition
Director: Ruben Amar
FRANCE, 2011, 19'
Checkpoint evokes one of the most striking and thought-provoking messages in a very accurate cinematographic manner.
This very local story is conceived in an universal cinematic language evoked by the expressiveness of the actors captured in exquisite close ups, by the wisely-used music, by the subtle attention for details and by the editing innovative solutions.
It is undoubtedly an emotionally enriching story which touches our hearts and which challenges our values and opinions, our inner-selves.
CERVANTES ROME AWARD
Director: Andrea Zaccariello
ITALY, 2011, 13'
A man's plans for hanging himself are interrupted by huge (and hungry) rotweiler, who puts his decision to the test and forces him to ask himself "Do I really hate my life?"
This situation felt familiar to us all, as we all have our moments of despair and our Rotweiler we wish to run away from.
"The Dog" wins the Cervantes Award hooking the viewer from the very first scene, and skillfully taking him on an intense journey full of emotional ups and downs with nothing but a simple universal story, and one and a half actors.
FORUM | New Web Prospects
New European borders. The EU strategy to enhance cultural diversity
NOVEMBER 21 | 10.00
> Casa del Cinema
in collaboration with:
Together with the New Europe-Lux Prize, on the 21st of November, from 10.00 am at the Casa del Cinema, within the IV edition of the EUROMEDITERRANEAN FILM PROFESSIONALS FORUM, the conference NEW EUROPEAN BORDERS. THE EU STRATEGY TO ENHANCE CULTURAL DIVERSITY. NEW WEB PROSPECTS will take place with the collaboration of Representation in Italy of the European Commission and Parliament, Lux Prize, Roma Lazio Film Commission, Media Desk Italia.
The institutional representatives of the European Union and local authorities and professionals will take part in the forum for a careful analysis of the political strategies and the resulting action plans of the EU.
Mrs Clara Albani, Director of the Information office of the European Parliament in Italy
Mr Lucio Battistotti, Director of the Representation of the European Commission
Hon Marco Scurria, Eurodeputy, Member of the Cultural Commission of the European Parliament in representation of the President of the Cultural Commission of the European Parliament
Hon Silvia Costa, Eurodeputy, Member of the Cultural Commission of the European Parliament
Mr Giuseppe Massaro, Director Media Desk Italia
10.30 - 13.30
- Moderator Mrs Emiliana De Blasio, Scientific coordinator of the Centre for Media and Communication Studies "Massimo Baldini" at the LUISS Guido Carli University, chair of Media Production and New Media. She's also chair of Sociology and Communication sociology at Pontificia Università Gregoriana.
- Cineama : A social network supporting independent projects during development (crowdsourcing and crowdfunding) and distribution.
- Monica Repetto and Giusto Toni: On the DOCKS, Independents in VOD. The cinema of reality beyond the long tail.
- Avv. Deborah De Angelis - Legal issues - Adapting to change while protecting intellectual property.
Guests of Medfilm Festival, together with Italian film professionals and students from the Roma Tre University (Public and Business Communication) are invited to the event.