101 films, of which 15 are Italian, in competition in the 7 sections of the festival that attracts 6200 jurors from 50 countries: 7 premieres, over 15 special events, 14 films among marathons and retrospectives, over 250 talents, artists, and guests will attend the 49th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival, to be held from July 19 to 27.

A constant attention towards environmental sustainability and the protection of natural resources takes shape in the theme of this year’s edition: Air. 6200 juros from all over the world will judge the films in the several competitive section: Elements +3 (from age 3 to 5), Elements +6 (from age 6 to 9), Elements +10 (from age 10 to 12), Generator +13 (from age 13 to 15), Generator +16 (from age 16 to 17), Generator +18 (over age 18), and Gex Doc-Parental Experience (dedicated to teachers, parents and filmgoers).

Italian titles include: shorts Becolored by Maurizio Forestieri and The Imaginary Friends Shop by BigRock students (Elements +3); shorts The School Trip by Salvatore Allocca, Preghiera a San Gennaro by Cristina Buoninfante, Vicini by Andrea Mannino, Sara Burgio and Giacomo Rinaldi (Elements +10); short Per tutta la vita by Roberto Catani (Generator +18); Il cuore di una bambola by Antonio Di Domenico, di Romeo by Giovanni Covini (Gex Doc-Parental Experience); Un tipico nome da bambino povero by Emanuele Aldrovandi, Anna by Stefano Malchiodi and Domenico Croce, Baradar by Beppe Tufarulo, Pianoforte terra by Natalino Zangaro, Il primo giorno di Matilde by Rosario Capozzolo, Pupone by Alessandro Guida and La regina si addormenta dove vuole by Lorenzo Tiberia (Destinazione Italia section).

The program includes the “Toy Story” and “Moon Landing” marathons. Among the previews, Teen Spirit starring Elle Fanning. Francesco Ghiaccio will present his sophomore feature Dolcissime, penned with actor Marco D’Amore.

The Lion King turns 25 and the new version will be presented by the Italian voice cast, including Edoardo Leo and Stefano Fresi. The special events include: Berni and the young pharaoh, the new original Disney produced by Piero Crispino for 3ZERO2; Klaus, Netflix’s first animated film; Aquile randagie, produced by Finzioni Cinematografiche and released by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. Among the talents that will attend the festival: Sara Serraiocco, Lucia Ocone, Ivan Cotroneo, Alessandro Borghi, Vittoria Puccini, Elena Sofia Ricci and Stefano Accorsi.