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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

ELEMENTS +3
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


ANT by Julia Ocker (Germany)
     
"Wow" Award  


LEMON & ELDERFLOWER by Ilenia Cotardo (United Kingdom)
Reasons: To the most "surprising" film.
     
ELEMENTS +6
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


ÖTZI AND THE MYSTERY OF TIME by Gabriele Pignotta (Italy)
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


BELLY FLOP by Jeremy Collins, Kelly Dillon (South Africa)
     
Special Award - "Ferrarelle" Award  


RUNNING LIKE WIND by Zhong Hai (China)
Reasons: To the most "sparkling" film of the Elements +6 category.
     
Special Award Aluminium Gryphon - CIAL (Aluminium Wrapping Consortium) AWARD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT  


SUPER FURBALL by Joona Tena (Finland)
Reasons: The CIAL Award dedicated to the environment goes to Super Furball, because of the theme chosen by the director, even if a little bizarre and out of the box, it is indeed a very modern tale. In a world that seeks help from children in order to survive pollution and exploitation, the protagonist Emilia, notwithstanding her young age, will make sure that her village on the sea is safe and will learn that fighting for nature can only make you stronger.
     
Special Award - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD  


CHUSKIT by Priya Ramasubban (India)
Reasons: For the lead character’s determination to affirm in every possible way her right to go to school and get an education because no disability must represent an obstacle to learning. For the importance of family and community as a whole who have the task to protect and guarantee this right.
     
ELEMENTS +10
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


ZOO by Colin McIvor (Ireland/United Kingdom)
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


GELATO – SEVEN SUMMERS OF ICE CREAM LOVE by Daniela Opp (Germany)
     
Special Prize - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD  


BISMILLAH by Alessandro Grande (Italy)
Reasons: For the importance of the theme. For the ability to highlight a different side to immigration but never the less an important one so that the audience might have the opportunity to feel the fear of the protagonists for whom even the smallest things like healthcare, are at stake. For the courage of the young protagonist who is much stronger than the average girl of the same young age.
     
GENERATOR +13
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


THIS CRAZY HEART by Marc Rothemund (Germany)
     
Special Prize - THE CGS (Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People) AWARD - "Percorsi Creativi 2018"  


CROSS MY HEART by Luc Picard (Canada)
Reasons: Because the film emphasizes the importance of the connection between brothers, especially when it can be made more fragile by critical socio-political conditions, such as those of Quebec crossed by the 1970 separatist movements, which are the background to the story told . The plan of the kidnapping organized by an unlikely band of boys, anticipated by narrative clues already in the incipit, is followed by an engaging narrative that can alternate the realistic tones of the documentary with those of adventure and the story of formation, leaving ample space to imagination. The frequent subjective frames gives us Manon's point of view whilst the long shots put the audience at the center of the story.
     
Special Award - COMIX AWARD (for the most enterTEENing trailer)  


LOS BANDO by Christian Lo (Norway/Sweden)
Reasons: In just over 30'' the LOS BANDO trailer shows us in a very entertaining way what the dreams of young people are made up of: music, friendship and desire of adventure.
     
GENERATOR +16
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


SADIE by Megan Griffiths (USA)
     
GENERATOR +18
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


BROTHERS by Hanro Smitsman (The Netherlands)
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


TWEET-TWEET by Zhanna Bekmambetova (Russia)
     
GEX DOC
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


LIYANA by Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp (Swaziland/USA/Qatar)
     
PARENTAL EXPERIENCE (short films)
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


2nd CLASS by Jimmy Olsson (Sweden)
     
Special Award - RAI CINEMA CHANNEL GIFFONI 2018 AWARD  


WARRIORS OF SANITÀ by Luca Nappa (United Kingdom)
Reasons: The Rai Cinema Channel Award at the 2018 Giffoni goes to "Warriors of Sanità" for having told with profound realism the daily life of a young guy who is confronted with the hardships of life without ever stopping to dream and believing that violence can be defeated by the words... even if incomprehensible of a mystery man.