Castiglioni Film Festival

15.07.2021 17:30 - 18.07.2021 22:00

The Castiglioni Film Festival will take place from 15 to 18 July in Castiglion Fiorentino, at the Corte del Cassero and the Mario Spina Municipal Theater. Present directors, actors and guest stars. An Official Selection of short films in competition and screenings of feature films is expected. Also organized an exhibition dedicated to the professions of cinema and moments of debate between the guests of the Festival and the public.

The seventh edition of the Castiglioni Film Festival will take place from 15 to 18 July in Castiglion Fiorentino, at the Corte del Cassero and the “Mario Spina” Municipal Theater, and will be dedicated to comedy.

Lots of news, starting with the guests: the protagonists will in fact be four exceptional directors and screenwriters, such as Enrico Vanzina, Alessandro Pondi, Neri Parenti and Massimiliano Bruno.

The designer Regina Schrecker, actor Maurizio Mattioli and many other personalities from the world of Italian and international cinema have also confirmed their presence and will receive the Castiglioni Film Festival award.

An event strongly desired by the municipal administration of Castiglion Fiorentino, led by the mayor Mario Agnelli and by the Councilor for Culture Massimiliano Lachi, and by the whole council, to support culture and the Seventh Art – cinema – in such an important and delicate.

“The Festival, for us, must be, in fact, a film festival and also this year we intend it in all its forms, in fact, among our guests we have, not only directors and actors, but also screenwriters, costume designers and producers so as to introduce the “machine” of cinema live. The Festival is, therefore, an opportunity not only to see beautiful films but also to get to know the people who have made cinema their lives, “said Massimiliano Lachi, Councilor for Culture.

The Festival, sponsored by the Tuscany Region, from this year (and until 2023) will have a new director: the director Romeo Conte, already the creator and promoter of other highly successful Italian festivals, who – with his Events Production – will take care of the selection of films and guests, the general and technical management and the secretariat. The director took up this new challenge with great enthusiasm, believing that Castiglion Fiorentino could become the navel of Italian comedy cinema.

Mr. Wilson’s ulcer, led by President Jacopo Bucciantini, will instead deal with the logistics, the stylistic concept of the event and the organization on site, while Francesca Capaccioli will follow public relations.

The hosts of the Festival will be the journalist and film critic Paolo Calcagno, the host and journalist Giulia Ghizzani and the comedian and presenter Piero Torricelli.

“We are very happy with what we will be able to offer this year to the public, both in terms of guests and films, and this shows that we have used these months of apparent pause to build brilliant projects and ideas in order to achieve the set goals. For seven years now, Castiglion Fiorentino has been transformed into a citadel of cinema, offering those who participate in it pleasant evenings but also ideas for in-depth analysis of important issues. The “seventh art” will therefore animate the new Castiglionese summer »declares the mayor Mario Agnelli.

All screenings will be free to access, in compliance with the security measures for the containment of the Coronavirus emergency. The four-day program (including matinees, afternoon and evening appointments) includes screenings of short films by Italian and international authors in competition in three sections: Corti Commedia, Corti Dramma and Corti Art / Experimental.

For each section, a popular jury was set up, chosen from among the inhabitants of Castiglion Fiorentino and its surroundings, whose presidency is Alessandro Pondi for the Comedy section and Gabriele Maccauro for the Art / Experimental section. To them the task of awarding the awards for best film, best direction, best screenplay and best male and female interpretation.

The prizes that will be awarded to the winners and the winners are two different interpretations of the Torre del Cassero in Castiglion Fiorentino, performed by the artist Lucio Minigrilli, inspired by the Festival logo designed by Davide Lucioli, and by the artist Emanuele Tanganelli.

In addition to the selection of short films, the days of the Festival also include the projections of feature films, which will take place in the Corte del Cassero at 21:00.

To inaugurate the Festival, on July 15, will be the film Life is a wonderful thing, directed by Carlo Vanzina. Among the guests present at the evening, his brother Enrico Vanzina, screenwriter of the feature film, and one of the leading actors, Maurizio Mattioli.

On July 16 the film Chi m’ha visto by Alessandro Pondi will be screened, with Pierfrancesco Favino and Giuseppe Fiorello. The director will be present at the screening together with the actresses Paola Minaccioni and Monica Vallerini, interpreters of his latest film Scuola di Mafia.

On the evening of July 17, the film Fantozzi retires by Neri Parenti will be screened. This same evening an award will be dedicated to the director, king of Italian comedy and blockbuster in the last thirty years. During this evening, actress Milena Vukotic and designer Regina Schre will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award

Castiglioni Film Festival

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