Giffoni keeps looking "over the rainbow" however its dreams come to face with harsh reality; Cipe (Comitato Interministeriale per la Programmazione Economica/ The Financing Committee) denies funds for te Citadel building. It is a huge blow and disappointment nonetheless the festival and its cultural project have become so important it is not time to stop and complain about things and get stranded. We keep on looking "over the rainbow" and dreaming.
Amazing ALBERTO SORDI wins the truffaut award and is also the Honorary President of the Jury.
On the Maison Lumière, stage DINO RISI, BERTRAND TAVERNIER, WIM WENDERS, GIUSEPPE TORNATORE, MARIO MARTONE, ETTORE SCOLA, PAOLO VILLAGGIO, MARIANGELA MELATO, GIGI PROIETTI, ENRICO LO VERSO, AURELIO GRIMALDI, REMO GIRONE, GUIDO MANULI.
The Public Education Minister, Francesco D’Onofrio, meets the jurors and a deal with Sacis, Rai distribution company, is signed with Giampaolo Sodano, for the distribution of GFF films on Italian TV.
In the meantime Gubitosi and co's spirits are lifted well up high: an official survery by Abacus says that the Giffoni Film Festival is the second most popular film festival in Italy after Venezia. Private Italian network shows its interest in Giffoni signing a first "explorative" deal for its "young" Tv Channel Italia 1.