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Cineuropa wins Giornale dello Spettacolo award for best film industry news source

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- Benvenuti al Nord was the most profitable Italian film this season, followed by Immaturi - Il viaggio. Medusa wins four Biglietti d'Oro

Cineuropa wins Giornale dello Spettacolo award for best film industry news source

Cineuropa is this year’s winner for best film industry news source, dedicated to people working in the film business, given out by Italian publication Giornale dello Spettacolo. The award was given out during Sorrento’s Professional Cinema Days (3-6 December), an event headed by Roberta Romei (in the photo together with Italian correspondent Vittoria Scarpa and database director Elisa Cimino). Romei wanted to give credit to the richness of information on the European film industry offered by our website every day. The award fills us with pride and encourages us to keep going down the same path, which has seen us be European cinema’s spokesperson across the world for the last ten years.

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As the award ceremony took place, the Sorrento Hilton Palace’s stage filled with a large variety of Italian film industry notable players. The night saw comedies triumph. This season’s Italian film to reap the most profits was Benvenuti al Nord [+see also:
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by Luca Miniero (Medusa, Cattleya), followed by Immaturi - Il viaggio [+see also:
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by Paolo Genovese (Medusa, Lotus Production). Filmauro came third thanks to Vacanze di Natale a Cortina [+see also:
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by Neri Parenti, much to the delight of producer Aurelio de Laurentiis and the film’s star Christian De Sica, who contended that "Christmas films are everything but dead.”

Medusa went home with four Biglietti d'Oro, for placing first and second in the Italian ranking, first place in the overall ranking (with Benvenuti al Nord) and second place in the distribution category for its overall number of spectators. Stealing the show this year though was Warner Bros Italia, which came in first for overall number of spectators and third in the overall film ranking with Sherlock Holmes – A game of shadows. The second place for overall ranking went to Universal Pictures (for Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted), which also took third place in the distributor category.

Finally, the Anec plaques for young talent went to Cristiana Capotondi, Alessandro Genovesi (a box-office champion with La peggior settimana della mia vita [+see also:
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and Il peggior Natale della mia vita [+see also:
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) and Luca Marinelli (Every Blessed Day [+see also:
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). The film most shown in schools (Agiscuola award) was Sarah’s key [+see also:
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by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, distributed by Lucky Red.

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(Translated from Italian)

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