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.
Il buco by Michelangelo Frammartino wins the International Newcomer Award at the 70th IFFMH (Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival) consisting of 30,000 Euro.
gathering for contemporary independent cinema, unspooling in the Italian
capital 18 – 26 November, is offering up 95 works from all over the world, as
well as a Focus on Poland
The Bad Poet by Gianluca Jodice won the Gran Amilcar Jury Prize at the 44th Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt, while Atlas by Nicolò Castelli won the Amilcar Prize for the Youth Jury composed by university and film students.
The best of international
documentary cinema will take to the stage in Florence from 20 to 28 November,
screening upwards of 80 films across its various sections