Paolo Sorrentino wins the International Spotlight Award in Middleburg
The Italian Ambassador in Washington, Mariangela Zappia, presented the International Spotlight Award 2021 to Paolo Sorrentino for his film The Hand of God. The film by the Oscar-winning director was selected, together with Jonas Carpignano’s A Chiara, to represent Italy at this year’s Middleburg Film Festival. The event in Virginia attracts an international audience and it’s considered one of the steps up to the Oscar road. Running over four days, the program includes carefully selected international films, features and documentaries with a strong attention to the theme of diversity. Among the winners, writer and director Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), actors Ann Dowd (Mass), Dakota Johnson (The Lost Daughter), the cast of Red Rocket, DoP Ari Wegner (The Power of the Dog), and composer Charles Fox.
Fondazione Pesaro Nuovo Cinema is pleased to announce the dates for the 58th Edition of the Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, to be held in Pesaro from 18th to 25th June 2022. Next edition’s Special Event on Italian cinema will be dedicated to Mario Martone.
“Safely at the movies” is the catchphrase that will take the audience through this year’s Capri Hollywood, the international film festival to be held from December 26th to January 2nd.
We Still Talk by Pupi Avati is the winner of the Pirelli Award at the Italian Film Festival of Sao Paulo in Brazil. “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the organizers of this festival who have been promoting our cinema in their country for the past 16 years,” stated the director.
Giorgio Diritti’s Hidden Away wins the 24th edition of Cinema! Italia!, the festival organized since 1998 in Germany by the Made in Italy Association. Diritti was already a winner back in 2010 with The Man Who Will Come.