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MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2011
Mediterranean Cinema in Rome
17th edition
Rome 19/27 November

In the European Year of VOLUNTEERING

 

 

THE WINNER OF MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2011


Official Competition

EROS & PSYCHE AWARD
(Ex-aequo)

Io sono Li Io sono Li
Li and the Poet

Director: Andrea Segre

ITALY, FRANCE
2011, 35mm, colour, 110'
Vers: Italian, Chinese - Sub: Ita/Eng



Orion Orion
The Orion

Director: Zamani Esmati

IRAN
2010, DVcam, colour, 88'
Vers: Farsì - Sub: Ita/Eng




SPECIAL MENTION

Microphone Microphone

Director: Ahmad Abdalla
EGYPT, 2010, 120'


ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

Morgen Morgen

Director: Marian Crişan
ROMANIA, FRANCE, HUNGARY
2010, 35mm, colour, 100'



International Documentary Competition

OPEN EYES AWARD

Iraq: War, Love, God and Madness Iraq: War, Love, God and Madness

Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji
IRAQ, UK, THE NETHERLANDS, 2010, 74'


Special Mentions

This is My Land...Hebron This is My Land...Hebron

Director: Giulia Amati, Stephen Natanson
ITALY, 2010, 72'


Blague à part Blague à part
(No) Laughing Matter

Director: Vanessa Rousselot
FRANCE, PALESTINE, 2010, 54'



International Short Films Competition

METHEXIS AWARD

Checkpoint Checkpoint

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

Il cane Il cane
The Dog

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


Forum New Web Prospects

NOVEMBER 21 | 10.00

> Casa del Cinema

















in collaboration with:
Commissione Europea Rappresentanza in Italia Parlamento Europeo Roma Lazio Film Commission Media Desk Italia

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.

PROGRAMME

10.00
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.

Cineama On the Docks




 

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