Six films are in the run for the Caligari
Prize 2021, a competition dedicated to Italian genre cinema and organized
by IULM and Noir in Festival, from an idea by Gianni Canova in
collaboration with Giorgio Gosetti. Selected by the organizers among the
Italian films released theatrically within the year 2021, the six works will be
screened from December 10th to 15th in the IULM’s Sala
dei 146 in Milan, with the directors in attendance.
The winner will be voted by a
popular jury of 80 young students and cinephiles, chaired by three film critics.
Following a collective discussion at the end of each screening, the jury members
will vote for the final winner, who will be announced on December 15th.
The six nominated films are: Land
of the Sons by Claudio Cupellini, A Classic Horror Story by Roberto
De Feo and Paolo Strippoli, Caliber 9 by Toni D’Angelo, An Uncertain
Border by Isabella Sandri, #stayhome by Roan Johnson, My Body Will
Bury You by Giovanni La Pàrola.
Gianni Canova and Giorgio Gosetti
state: “This year like never before the choice of the finalists has been a true
challenge because the attraction of the genre has finally become an original key
for many of our filmmakers, scriptwriters and directors. The pandemic context
has certainly penalized the visibility of many quality works, thus also for
this reason we find it important to offer a new window to films that are able
to involve different audiences. The power of this award is by now confirmed by
the winners of the past editions. We are confident that the charisma of Claudio
Caligari will accompany this year’s winner, too.”