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Alhaique, Riso, Seràgnoli and Sibilia among the nominees for the VI Mario Verdone Award

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- The prize will be awarded during the XVI European Film Festival in Lecce (13-18 April 2015)

Alhaique, Riso, Seràgnoli and Sibilia among the nominees for the VI Mario Verdone Award
Senza nessuna pietà by Michele Alhaique

Michele Alhaique for Senza nessuna pietà [+see also:
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, Bonifacio Angius for Perfidia [+see also:
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, Giuseppe Bonito for Pulce non c’è [+see also:
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, Laura Halilovic for Io Rom Romantica [+see also:
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, Sebastiano Riso for Darker than Midnight [+see also:
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, Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli for Last Summer [+see also:
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and Sydney Sibilia for I can quit whenever I want [+see also:
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are the 7 filmmakers that will compete at the VI edition of the Mario Verdone Award that will be delivered by brothers Silvia, Carlo and Luca Verdone during the XVI edition of the European Film Festival, taking place in Lecce from 13 to 18 April 2015.

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From this year on, and to give priority to young newcomers, the award will be reserved exclusively for the under 35s. "It's a way of further highlighting the discovery of young talent and giving visibility to film that looks set to grow", explained Festival director, Alberto La Monica, on behalf of the Selection Committee that includes Laura delli Colli, head of SNGCI, and Marcello Foti, director of the Experimental Film Centre.

“It's a study of new cinema and an idea that we support because it's more successful in offering an award that, on our father's behalf, strives to encourage and acts as genuine scouting”, recalled the Verdone brothers: it will be up to them to choose the winner. “The seven directors selected this year in competition are all screening very interesting movies and it's great to observe that every year (and this is the sixth) our cinema industry can produce high quality debuts”.

The prize dedicated to Mario Verdone was set up in 2010 by the European Film Festival, to award young directors making their first or second work. Previous editions were won by Susanna Nicchiarelli for Cosmonauta [+see also:
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, Aureliano Amadei for 20 Cigarettes [+see also:
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, Andrea Segre for Shun Li and the Poet [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Segre
interview: Andrea Segre
film profile
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, Claudio Giovannesi for Alì Blue Eyes [+see also:
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interview: Claudio Giovannesi
festival scope
film profile
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and Matteo Oleotto for Zoran, My Nephew the idiot [+see also:
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trailer
making of
interview: Matteo Oleotto
festival scope
film profile
]
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(Translated from Italian)

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