Winners and Prizes GFF 2017

ELEMENTS +3
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM TWO TRAMS
by Svetlana Andrianova (Russia)
ELEMENTS +6
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM MASTER SPY
by Pieter van Rijn (Netherlands)
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM LITTERBUGS
by Peter Stanley-Ward (UK)
ELEMENTS +10
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM ROOM 213
by Emelie Lindblom (Sweden)
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM JUST GO!
by Pavel Gumennikov (Latvia)
RAI CINEMA CHANNEL GIFFONI AWARD 2017
(short film)
ROCKY
by Daniele Pini (Italy)
Reasons: because it is a real coming of age short movie and it is able to tell, with a bit of imagination, the difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood, by interpreting with sensitivity the deepest feelings of today youngsters.
GENERATOR +13
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM THE BACHELORS
by Kurt Voelker (USA)
 THE CGS AWARD
(Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People)

“Percorsi Creativi 2017”
WALKING OUT
by Alex & Andrew Smith (USA)
Reasons: because the film deals with, avoiding conventional simplifications, the difficult issues of the father child relationship which has been put to test by the distance, which is not only geographic, between the two of them. The main character is moving towards adulthood and this change is described through a hunting session which has strong metaphorical tones, highlighted by the evocative use of sound and meaningful silences that end up serving as an amplification of the mountain voice which is a real character. Very long shots are alternated with long shots and close ups which tell us the two main characters are getting closer little by little. This getting closer is also marked by recurrent symbolic elements.
GENERATOR +16
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM DO IT RIGHT
by Chad Chenouga (France)
ALUMINIUM GRYPHON
CIAL AWARD
(Aluminium Wrapping Consortium)
LANE 1974
by SJ Chiro (USA) 
Reasons: The CIAL award for the Environment goes to this film, specifically for the unfiltered approach adopted by the director in order to stress the relationship between a mostly unknown territory and young people, who are forced to live in apparently open and free spaces that actually turn out to be oppressive and full of contradictions and where the environment makes them outsiders with their peers.
GENERATOR +18
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM GARDEN LANE
by Olof Spaak (Sweden)
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM
(animation)
CONFINED
by Nico Bonomolo (Italy)
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM
(fiction)
MARE NOSTRUM
by Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf (France)
 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD
short film animation
CONFINED
by Nico Bonomolo (Italy)
Reasons: For the ability of telling a story of the past that is also very current. Forbidding freedom of expression is a huge violation of human rights because it is only through the expression of one's opinions that society becomes civil as growth comes with confrontation and respect of everyone's opinions.
GEX DOC
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM EVERYDAY HEROES
by Anne-Dauphine Julliand (France)
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD THEY CALL US MONSTERS
by Ben Lear (USA)
Reasons: for showing clearly and strongly the nuances of troubled teenagers with troubled stories albeit in their humanity. For tackling the theme of reintegration in society, affected by the law 260 which enables the state to prosecute them as adults thus violating their rights, depriving them of the possibility to be what they are already and what they desire to become. For bringing the spotlight on the discussion this law entails, narrating the sweetness and light heartedness of these young people and, in contrast the tragedies of the terrible crimes they have committed. A state that leaves these young people to themselves is at risk of losing their sensitivity which has been enhanced by a troubled life, and the potential contribution they may be able to give society once they have paid their dues.
PARENTAL CONTROL "Destinazione Italia"
GRYPHON AWARD - BEST FILM SAD LETTERS
by Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo (Italy)

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