ELEMENTS +3
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


FLY by Carlos Gómez-Mira Sagrado (Spain)
     
ELEMENTS +6
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


DRAGON GIRL by Katarina Launing (Norway, Czech Republic)
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


THE SCIENCE OF WISHES by Michelle Bado (Lebanon)
     
ELEMENTS +10
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


NIGHT FOREST by Andre Hörmann (Germany)
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


MILA by Cinzia Angelini (USA)
     
Special Award 
LETE SPECIAL AWARD
SPORT AND SOCIAL CULTURE
 



MICA
  by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Marocco/France/Qatar)
Reasons:
Acqua Lete has decided to establish the Special Award Sport and Social Culture; the Company firmly believes that sport is a great incubator of social values and a key element in the creation and spreading of a new social culture, one that sees local authorities, institutions and federations working together to promote the integration of athletes with disabilities and ensure a better future for younger generations living on the margins of society. That is why Acqua Lete, aside from its numerous sports sponsorship, has always carried on social responsibility projects in partnership with Federations and clubs. Giffoni represents the best opportunity to work in advance on an important project that will see us as protagonists in the realization of social infrastructures in peripheral areas of our country.

     
Special Award 
CLEAR CHANNEL AWARD
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
 



NIGHT FOREST
  by Andre Hörmann (Germany)
Reasons:
To the director who, in the making of their work, have distinguished themselves for the use of an innovative cinematographic language and a very creative signature style.
     
GENERATOR +13
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


I DON’T WANNA DANCE by Flynn von Kleist (Netherlands)
     
Special Award 
ENI SPECIAL AWARD
 



BULADÓ
  by Eché Janga (Curaçao - Caribbean Island)
Reasons:
For its ability to address the issue of the specificity of individuals and the difficulty that often exists in the dialogue between different generations. The film manages to convey in a nutshell the value of inclusion as a tool for overcoming personal limits in favor of a mediation between different cultures and interpretations of reality, making them a lever for enrichment and growth.
     
Special Award 
THE CGS AWARD (Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People)
“Percorsi Creativi 2021”
 



VACARME
  by Neegan Trudel (Canada)
Reasons:
     
GENERATOR +16
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD by Ani Simon-Kennedy (USA)
     
Special Award 
THE CGS AWARD (Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People)
“Percorsi Creativi 2021”
 



THE FAM
  by Fred Baillif (Svizzera)
Reasons:
Because it offers a point of view that is not only realistic and problematic on MIF, but also full of opportunities to build relationships based on the choice of taking care of others, beyond any blood ties. The complex director’s work, expressed in a predominantly non-linear narrative structure, with 'interlocking' chapters, allows the story to manage the structure of time in an original way, gradually revealing the fragility of the protagonists to the audience. The hybridization between fiction and documentary is enhanced by the involvement of the girls, who enact real life stories that are well constructed in the director's screenplay.
     
GENERATOR +18
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


NINJABABY by Yngvild Sve Flikke (Norway)
     
Special Award 
THE CGS AWARD (Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People)
“Percorsi Creativi 2021”
 



NINJABABY
  by Yngvild Sve Flikke (Norway)
Reasons:
Because it touches on current issues which are close to the world of youth, addressing a delicate issue with depth and lightness, without falling into moral judgments, enhancing the individuality of the characters and their way of dealing with the crucial choices of life. The narration is made fresh and original by the use of animation, a characterizing element of the film, through which the conflicts and the creative interiority of the protagonist emerge. This allows the film to involve a heterogeneous audience, favoring the identification of the audience. The skilful use of framing and photography, set design, costumes and of the soundtrack marks Rakel's growth and the evolution of the characters.
     
GEX DOC
     
Gryphon Award - Best Film  


I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU by Stéphanie Pillonca (France)
     
PARENTAL EXPERIENCE
     
Gryphon Award - Best Short Film  


JUST JOHNNY by Terry Loane (Ireland)
     
Special Award 
CIAL (Aluminium Wrapping Consortium) AWARD
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
 



THE RECYCLING MAN
  by Carlo Ballauri (Italia)
Reasons:
The CIAL Award for the Environment this year goes to a raw and brave short film that tells of a world where robot children are assembled and then recycled to be reborn to a new life. Although the theme of recycling materials, in particular metals, is presented in a dramatic and, at times, even frightening way, the film tells of the hope of eternal life that is typical of the circular economy, which invites us to reflect on the possible consequences of human behavior.