The 5th edition of Ciné kicks off today with L'universale
by Camillo De Marco
- The summer event of the Italian film industry, promoted and funded by ANICA with ANEC and ANEM, is being held in Riccione until 3 July
The fifth edition of Ciné kicks off today, 30 June. The summer event of the Italian film industry, which is promoted and funded by ANICA (the Italian National Association of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries) in collaboration with ANEC (the Italian National Association of Film Exhibitors) and ANEM (the Italian National Association of Music Publishers), and put together and organised by Cineventi, will be held in Riccione until 3 July.
The opening evening of Ciné will welcome leading figures of Italian comedy, with the CinéCiak d’Oro award ceremony, an award born out of the collaboration between Ciné and the monthly film magazine CIAK. There will be a number of guests, including Carlo Verdone, who will receive a special award to mark the 30th birthday of the magazine: the ‘Absolut Comedian 30 anni’ award.
Obviously there will be no shortage of premieres: leading the way is L'universale [+see also:
film profile], directed by Federico Micali and written with Cosimo Calamini and Heidrun Schleef, the co-scriptwriter of the Palme d’Or winning The Son’s Room [+see also:
film profile] by Nanni Moretti. Produced by L'Occhio e la Luna via crowdfunding, the film tells the story of a friendship in Florence in the 1970s which is interwoven with the Universale cinema and all those who gravitate towards it. The screening will be preceded by a presentation of Movieday, the first Italian web platform which allows viewers to organise screenings in theatres.
Ciné will also be hosting the national premieres of You’re Not You, by George C. Wolfe starring Hilary Swank, which is due to be released in Italian theatres on 27 August by Koch Media, and Partisan by Australian director Ariel Kleiman, starring Vincent Cassel, which was screened at Sundance and purchased for Italy by I Wonder Pictures.
Events taking place today include the workshop "Think digital. Be social" organised byWay to Blue, which will focus on ways of using social channels in the entertainment industry, and the conference organised in collaboration with Box Office entitled “Is this where the party is? Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom compared”, on film promotion. International guests include Phil Clapp, the president of British exhibitors, and Jaime Tarrazón, who is in charge of international relations at FECE, the Federation of Spanish Exhibitors.
The conventions for distributors, which will be premiering films for the upcoming season, will get underway tomorrow, Wednesday 1 July, with 01 Distribution, Distribuzione Indipendente, Eagle Pictures, Bim, Koch Media and 20th Century Fox; on Thursday it will be the turn of Universal, I Wonder Pictures, Academy Two, Videa, Warner Bros, M2 Pictures, Lucky Red and Adler, and Friday will round things off with Walt Disney, Good Films, Notorius, Microcinema and Medusa.
(Translated from Italian)