The Solinas Prize turns thirty
by Camillo De Marco
- No fewer than 85 films have been made based on screenplays and storylines selected for the Prize. Finalists and winners of the Prize include Oscar-winning directors and screenwriters
This year the Solinas Prize turns thirty, and will be celebrated during the "La Valigia dell'attore" festival, which is being held in Maddalena from today, 27 July, until 2 August. On Wednesday 29 July there will be a screening of the film Perfidia by Bonifacio Angius, the screenplay for which made it to the final of the 2012 edition and went on to become a film that was screened at the Locarno Festival in 2014.
Over the last thirty years, no fewer than 85 films have been made based on screenplays and storylines selected to compete for the Solinas Prize. The long list of finalists and winners includes screenwriters, directors, acclaimed writers and Oscar winners. Happy Family [+see also:
film profile] and Marrakech Express by Gabriele Salvatores, The Second Time by Mimmo Calopresti, Soldati by Marco Risi, Acla’s Descent into Floristella by Aurelio Grimaldi, One Hundred Steps by Marco Tullio Giordana, L'uomo in più [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Sorrentino, Ten Winters [+see also:
interview: Michele Riondino - actor
interview: Valerio Mieli
film profile] by Valerio Mieli, A Quiet Life [+see also:
interview: Claudio Cupellini
film profile] by Claudio Cupellini,Tir [+see also:
interview: Alberto Fasulo
film profile] by Alberto Fasulo, Dal profondo by Valentina Pedicini, The Dark Side of the Sun [+see also:
film profile] by Carlo Hintermann, and Salvo [+see also:
interview: Fabio Grassadonia and Anton…
interview: Sara Serraiocco
film profile] by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza.
The Prize has broadened its scope over the years to favour new talent by enhancing the selection procedure with high-level training workshops held by the Bottega Creativa and development bursaries.
On 21 July RAI Fiction and the Solinas Prize Committee announced the second edition of the competition La Bottega delle Webseries, which selects, develops, realises and distributes projects for new formats of series on the platform www.ray.rai.it. The deadline for entering the competition is 7 September.
(Translated from Italian)
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