The end of millennium annual established more than ever the winning family formula. Giffoni associates automatically to children and youth and not only when it comes to cinema and films. Giffoni is their ideal world.
The guests are more and more important year after year. For this annual directors: EMIR KUSTURICA, GIANNI AMELIO, FRANCESCA ARCHIBUGI, CINZIA TH TORRINI, VIKTOR GJIKA; actors JON VOIGHT, JOSEPH FIENNES, ENRICO LO VERSO, STEFANO ACCORSI, ALESSANDRO HABER, GIULIO SCARPATI, LANDO BUZZANCA, ANNA BONAIUTO, RAOUL BOVA, ALDO GIOVANNI and GIACOMO and Maestro ENNIO MORRICONE.
Honorary President of the Jury: MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA.
900 children and youth from countries such as India, Egypt, Iran and Palestine. there are four juries now and as many as four sections (competitive and non) in the New Giffoni Film Festival: Free to Fly and Preludes, First Screens, Rear window - amongst the competitive ones - and Questions from one century to the other – non competitive).
Comes to life the together the First Screens section, which replaces the Childhood Screens section. However Giffoni is not simply cinema and senses the great signs of changes within the under 18 universe marching (fearful) towards the new millennium. This is the idea from which Questions from One Century to Another stems from; It is a non competitive section focusing on all the issues that have characterised the 20th Century and the question marks raised with the new millennium. Florentine jew NEDO FIANO, Auschwitz survivor, astronaut UMBERTO GUIDONI, journalists IDRIS SANNEH and GIANNI MINÀ participate in the discussions.
GFF activities carry on throughout the year. The Movie Days winning format is exported all over Italy with the new project Movie Days on tour. Giffoni also signs an initial agreement with the Minister of Education thanks to which Giffoni is recognized as a landmark for teachers and students who wish to venture into the fascinating cinema world.