Monday, 09 November 2020 16:33

A bridge with Mumbai: giffoner on the online jury of the International Kids Film Festival

Seven jurors, together with programmer Antonia Grimaldi, will be participating in the 2020 edition of the International Kids Film Festival in Mumbai, India. An online participation, as required by the current health emergency, but no less full of passion and enthusiasm, traits that have become an integral part of the DNA of the Giffoni jurors. Letizia Giulia Boccia, Jacopo Borzellino, Vincenza Carmen Fasano, Angelica La Rocca, Arianna Normando, Angelo Sole and Luisa Fiore Annunziata, will therefore discuss with their peers from all over the world, to view a selection of twenty short films, on which they will then have to express their opinion. The experience will end on November 20, while the IKFF will continue its virtual relay also in December.
Conceived by LXL Ideas, last year it involved 9,000 schools and reached over two million children all over the world, from India to Mexico, from Singapore to Qatar, from France to the United Arab Emirates. The symbol of the festival - in which the giffoners have been taking part for the past three years - is the golden elephant, a symbol of stability, but also of knowledge: in the Hindu religion, in fact, Ganesha, the god of writing and wisdom is depicted with the head of the cute mammal.
A mission that perfectly reflects that of Giffoni, for half a century at the forefront to help enrich the cultural background of young people and to increase their level of responsibility, civic sense and critical sense, not only through the imaginative universe of cinema, but also thanks to meetings with representatives of institutions, culture and civil society, special projects, workshops and many other initiatives which, despite the difficulties dictated by the pandemic, have not stopped, not even for a minute, to kindle the hearts of jurors. The bridge with Mumbai will not be interrupted on November 20: in early December, in fact, Antonia Grimaldi will participate in a panel entitled Children's Content in India, in which she will be asked to tell the success story of Giffoni and the relationship between children and new digital platforms. The initiative is promoted in collaboration with the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, scheduled for October 2021.