Giffoni Experience: all awards
by Camillo De Marco
- A European triumph at the young peoples’ festival: among the award-winners were Spanish Oska Santos, British Nick Moore, Dutch Frans Weisz and Mischa Kamp, German Lisa Mulcahy and Caroline Link
The young jurors (between 3 and 18 years of age) of the Giffoni Experience awarded the prizes of the 44th edition of the festival dedicated to young people. In the Elements +6 category the winner was Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang [+see also:
film profile] by Oska Santos, based on the Spanish comic by the same name, one of the most popular in the country. Runner-up was British Pudsey the Dog: the Movie [+see also:
film profile], the third film from Nick Moore, successful film editor of Full Monty, Notting Hill, About a Boy [+see also:
film profile], and Love Actually [+see also:
film profile], among others.
In the Elements +10 category the winner was Finn [+see also:
interview: Frans Weisz
film profile] by Dutch Frans Weisz, the moving story of a 9-year-old child who dreams of becoming a musician. Second place went to The Legend of Longwood [+see also:
film profile] directed by Lisa Mulcahy (Germany), the story of Mickey Miller, a 12-year-old New Yorker with a passion for horses.
In the Generators +13 category the winner was Behavior by Cuban Ernesto Daranas Serrano, while second place went to Dutch Boys [+see also:
interview: Jonas Smulders
film profile] by Mischa Kamp. Generators +16 was won by Exit Marrakech [+see also:
film profile], from German director Caroline Link, Oscar winner in 2003 for Nowhere in Africa [+see also:
film profile]. Second place went to Han Gong-Ju by Sujin Lee (South Korea).
South Korea also won first prize in the Generator +18 section with Hope, directed by Joon-ik Lee. In second place was Ian Gabriel (South Africa) with Four Corners.
Finally in the Gex Doc documentaries section, the prize was awarded to #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator by Joe Piscatella (USA/Syria) and The Brain That Sings by Amal Al-Agroobi (United Arab Emirates), which also received the Giffoni Valle Piana Municipality Award.
More information here.
(Translated from Italian)
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