CANNES. In the presence of the Mexican-born American actress Eva Longoria, which will open the festival, the 2nd edition of was presented at the Italian Pavilion Filming Italy Sardinia Festival directed by Tiziana Rocca and scheduled from 13 to 16 June at Forte Village and at the UCI Cinemas of Cagliari. Next to the artistic director: Maria Giuseppina Troccoli, director of the Cinema and Audiovisual section of the MiBAC Film Directorate, Chiara Sbarigia APA General Manager, Roberto Stabile, ANICA Head International Department, Steven Gaydos, Executive Vice President, Variety Executive Editor, Guglielmo Marchetti , President and AD Notorious Pictures and Giorgio Viaro, Best Movie Director.

"A second edition in the sign of doubling and sustainability. Double the halls, with the Crystal Cinema and the large Arena of Forte Village open to all for free. The films on the program multiply with a schedule of about 30 titles in a selection that also includes 5 works chosen by ‘Variety’, in the Festival's artistic committee – emphasizes Tiziana Rocca -. We will open with a great author like Brian De Palma and its Domino, shot partly in Sardinia, with actors of the caliber of Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice Van Houten. And for the previews dedicated to the TV series we will also have that of an episode of the new TV series Hunt for the thief. In this edition we also wanted sustainable development as a common thread to counter the unconditional exploitation of environmental resources. Also the Awards realized by Maestro Gerardo Sacco will be in a special edition with eco-sustainable materials ".

The event, dedicated to Cinema and Television, will take place in collaboration with APA, the Producers Association, with the support of Forte Village and in collaboration with UCI Cinemas and with the Patronage of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the Municipality of Cagliari, of ANICA and the Costa Smeralda Consortium. Many people present in Sardinia during the 2019 edition and among the first names announced in Cannes stand out those of Francesca Archibugi, Paola Cortellesi, Claudia Gerini, Riccardo Milani, Madalina Ghenea which will be the godmother of the solidarity evening scheduled for June 15th. In collaboration with APA, DG Cinema MiBAC, Italy for Movies, ANAC, ANICA, ANEC, ITA will be presented two panel: "Moviement: cinema does not go on vacation" and "the appeal of the Italian audiovisual product in the international market.

"Such as President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia I express my warmest congratulations for having succeeded in bringing to Sardinia an important event of cinema, culture, art and entertainment, which will involve young people, and I also hope the territories of the interior, promoting our Island internationally and in particular in European and overseas markets ", this is the greeting of Christian Solinas. "We strongly believe that culture and entertainment are fundamental tourist attraction elements, capable of stimulating important synergies and international collaborations," he underlines. Lorenzo Giannuzzi AD and DG of Forte Village.

Next to the screenings of films and TV series there will be sections: Conversation with which includes meetings with Festival guests; Nanni Loy Award; Charity; Cinema Academy, the section dedicated to young students, with Anna Safroncik godmother. From this year at the Festival it will be presented Notorious Project: a competition to discover the new talents of Italian cinema. The winner of the Notorious Short film section is Tiziano Russo, director of the short film The forbidden man announced today in Cannes. The award ceremony for the winners of the three Short, Script and Story sections will take place during the festival in the presence of the director and screenwriter Massimiliano Bruno, as a juror.

During the presentation event in Cannes, he was handed over to the director Werner Herzog the Filming Italy Award Cannes. Also present in Cannes Annabelle Belmondo is Catrinel Marlon respectively opening and closing godmother of Filming Italy Sardegna Festival.