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RIFF 2014 Awards

The Girl From The Wardrobe wins the Rome Independent Film Festival


The Girl From The Wardrobe wins the Rome Independent Film Festival
The Girl From The Wardrobe de Bodo Kox

Polish The Girl From The Wardrobe [+see also:
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 by Bodo Kox won the award for best foreign film at the RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival, which thirteenth edition came to a close on Sunday, March 23 with a record attendance and box-office revenue. Among the Italian feature length films, Sogni di gloria [+see also:
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 by Patrizio Gioffredi (John Snellinberg collective) and Ci vorrebbe [+see also:
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un miracolo by Davide Minnella.

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The 2014 RIFF Awards were overseen by an international jury including the likes of Ania Trzebiatowska (Off Plus Camera in Krakow), Sesto Cifola (Lion Pictures International), Elizabeth Missland (foreign press, former president of the Italian Golden Globes) and Maurizio di Rienzo (reporter and cinema critic – Italian short selection Nastri d’argento).

Awards for independent cinema, which total value is around €50,000, have been attributed to the following pieces of work, among the 100 films presented from 40 countries:   

Best International Feature Film 
The Girl From The Wardrobe by Bodo Kox - Poland, 2013

Nuovo Cinema Aquila Award
Tempo Girl [+see also:
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by Dominik Locher - Switzerland, 2013

Best Italian Feature Film, joint winners
Sogni di Gloria by Patrizio Gioffredi (John Snellinberg collective) - Italy, 2013
Ci vorrebbe un miracolo by Davide Minnella – Italy, 2014

Best International Documentary Film
No Burqas Behind Bars by Nima Sarvestani - Sweden, 2013

Best Italian Documentary
Happy Goodyear by Laura Pesino and Elena Ganelli- Italy, 2014
**Special Mention
Iriria – Niña Terra by Carmelo Camilli - Italy, 2013

Best International Short
9 Meter by Anders Walter - Denmark, 2013

Best Italian Short
L'impresa by Davide Labanti - Italy, 2013
** Special Mention
Sassiwood by Antonio Andrisani, Vito Cea - Italy, 2013

Best Student Short
Deserted by Yoav Hornung - Israel, 2013
** Special Mention
For The Birds by Tara Atashgah - USA/Iran, 2013

Best Animation Short
Wind Of Share, by Pierre Mousquet and Jérôme Cauwe – France/Belgium, 2013

Best Experimental Short
Street Views by Annie Berman - USA, 2013
** Special Mention
Maria's City by Dania Reymond - France, 2013

Best Subject for Feature Film Screenplay
Chameni by Domenico Modafferi

Best Screenplay for Short
Malatempora Night, by Valerio Vestoso

Best Cinema Subject
Santo Vito by David Fratini

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(Translated from Italian)

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