Presents today at Cannes the 2nd edition of the festival conceived and directed by Tiziana Rocca. Guests also include Eva Longoria, who will inaugurate the event
The 2nd edition of Filming Italy – Sardegna Festival was presented today at Cannes, an event directed by Tiziana Rocca and scheduled from 13 to 16 June at Forte Village and the UCI Cinemas of Cagliari. A presentation carried out with great fanfare and in the presence of the actress Eva Longoria, who will inaugurate the festival, of the director Werner Herzog, of Madalina Ghenea (godmother of the evening of solidarity) and of Catrinel Marlon (godmother closing the event). The opening film of the Sardegna Festival and the Italian premiere will be Domino directed by Brian De Palma, partly shot in Sardinia and starring Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice Van Houten (both protagonists of Game of Thrones). Furthermore, in collaboration with Apa, DG Cinema Mibac, Italy for Movies, Anac, Anica and Anec, two panels will be held during the festival: "Moviement: cinema does not go on vacation" and "The appeal of the Italian audiovisual product in the market international ", in which the major Italian and international producers and broadcasters will participate. The winner of the Notorious Project Short category, unveiled by Guglielmo Marchetti, CEO of Notorious Project, was also announced during the presentation. Many of the characters present in Sardinia during the 2019 edition and among the first names announced at Cannes stand out those of Francesca Archibugi, Paola Cortellesi, Claudia Gerini and Riccardo Milani.
"A second edition in the sign of doubling and sustainability," he said Tiziana Rocca. «Double rooms with the Cristallo Cinema and the large Arena of Forte Village open to all for free. Also 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. Because we want to offer the public of Filming Italy Sardegna Festival, especially the one of young people, films in preview but also documentaries, short films and TV series with the aim of bringing the new generations ever closer to the big screen. We will open with a great author like Brian De Palma and his Domino and for the previews dedicated to the TV series we will also have that of an episode of the 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 ".
Next to the screenings of films and TV series there will be sections: Conversations with which includes meetings with Festival guests who will dialogue with the public and the press; Nanni Loy Award designed by Antonello Sarno that pays tribute to one of the greatest talents of our cinema and among the great innovators of television; Charity the section dedicated to a charity operating in the social field; Cinema Academy, the section dedicated to young students who can count on this year presence of as many as 300 boys. Godmother of the Academy is Anna Safroncik.
From this year at the Festival it will be presented Notorious Project: a competition to discover the new talents of Italian cinema. Notorious Pictures S.p.A., with the partnership of Filming Italy Sardinia Festival is Best Movie, and with the recognition of the General Direction for the Cinema of the MiBAC, kicked off a project to encourage the emergence of young talents of Italian cinema. The winner of the Notorious Short film section is Tiziano Russo short film director 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.
The event, dedicated to Cinema and Television, conceived and produced by Tiziana Rocca also this year it will take place in collaboration with Apa, chaired by Giancarlo Leone, and with the general direction of Chiara Sbarigia with the support of Forte Village and in collaboration with UCI Cinemas and under the patronage of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the Municipality of Cagliari, Anica and the Costa Smeralda Consortium
On the occasion of the presentation event in Cannes it was delivered to Werner Herzog the Filming Italy Award Cannes, the recognition given during the most important international festivals to personalities from the world of culture and entertainment.