CAPALBIO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, XXIII EDITION

The XXIII edition of Capalbio International Film Festival ended. This edition of Capalbio IFF (29th June – 2nd July 2016) had a great success. In the Anfiteatro del Leccio and Piazza Magenta, more than 50 short films from both the International Competition and the non-competitive sections have been shown. These were a mix of short films, special events and documentaries coming from all over the world.

The Future Storyteller Lab has been extremely successful, the nine participants have worked closely together to develop their own ideas for a script, giving each other suggestions and sharing their professional skills. We hope this experience will be useful for their future careers and works.

The awards were given during the closing night with the director Colin Trevorrow as special guest, to the following films:

GRAN PRIX BEST FILM: Where You Are by Graham Parkes
GRAN PRIX BEST FILM DIRECTION: Lotfi Achour for La Laine Sur Les Dos / Law Of The Lamb
GRAN PRIX BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Yek An / A Moment by Naghi Nemati
GRAN PRIX SPECIAL MENTION: Partir / Leave by María Saavedra
A WORLD OF MAPS AWARD: Home by Daniel Mulloy
STORYBOOMERS AWARD: Qui n’a pas sa part d’ombre / Who doesn’t have a dark side by Léo Favier
STAR AWARD BEST ACTOR: Moncef Sayem for the film La Laine Sur Les Dos / Law Of The Lamb di Lotfi Achour
STAR AWARD BEST ACTRESS: Kate Dickie for the film Operator di Caroline Bartleet
RIGENERAZIONE/LAB AWARD: Christine Turner for the film You can Go
RESET – DIALOGUES ON CIVILIZATION AWARD: Yek An / A Moment by Naghi Nemati
ADCI BEST CREATIVE IDEA AWARDJumpers di Takeaway Scenes
JUNIOR KIDS: H2obby by Flavia Trevisan
SPECIAL MENTION JUNIOR KIDS: Alike by Daniel Martrnez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez
JUNIOR TEENS: Dove l’acqua con altra acqua si confonde / Where water come togheter with other water by Massimo Loi and Gianluca Mangiasciutti

The IFF 2016 awards were given by the festival International Jury, made up of the actress Pamela Villoresi, the producer Pietro Valsecchi, the actress and director Stefania Casini, and Piero Messina, director of L’Attesa with J. Binoche, the Norwegian producer Torstein Nybø, Academy Awards nominee in 2010 for Burma VJ as best documentary, the Israeli director and artist Ayelet Albenda, known for her experimental projects and documentaries, and other important cinema and culture personalities. The actress Elena Radonicich was the godmother of this year edition.

ENJOY THE CAPALBIO EXPERIENCE
The festival, founded in 1994 by Stella Leonetti and with Michelangelo Antonioni as its godfather, has now Tommaso Mottola as its director. For more than 20 years, Capalbio IFF has shown the best short films from all over the world, in the amazing Tuscany countryside.