The 6th edition of the Filming Italy Sardegna Festival conceived and directed by Tiziana Rocca, which will take place from June 22 to 25 at Forte Village in Cagliari, was presented today at a press conference in Cannes. The event has established itself as the only one of its kind because it links Cinema and Television for the first time with projections, meetings and presentations of films and television series, involving the most important distributions and productions of the small and big screen together with the Gigantes del VOD entertainment and television. Also this year the Filming Italy Sardegna Festival will take place in collaboration with APA – Association of Audiovisual Producers chaired by Giancarlo Leone, with the sponsorship of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the Municipality of Cagliari, the Costa Smeralda Consortium and with the collaboration of Forte Village .
Today the Festival’s ambassador was announced: the American star Rosario Dawson. Among the most popular actresses in Hollywood and interpreter of successful series and films that have marked the history of the international box office, Dawson will star in Ahsoka, the series that will debut in August on Disney +, based on one of the most beloved characters. from the Star Wars franchise.
The Honorary President of this edition will be one of the most iconic and representative actors of international cinematography, Richard Gere. Instead, the godmother will be Francesca Chillemi, an extraordinarily talented actress and star of blockbuster films.
The French actresses Emmanuelle Béart and Clotilde Courau will also be present; the two protagonists Gabriele Lavia and Lodo Guenzi will present the latest film by Pupi Avati, The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time; Iranian athlete Nasim Eshqi, who will receive the Filming Italy Sardegna Woman Power Award.
In support of the summer opening and the Cinema Revolution, numerous films will be previewed, with more than 50 titles during the event: in preview, Volfango De Biasi’s A Monstrous Marriage, sequel to the 2021 hit film, A Family monstrous. For the occasion, the godmother of the festival and the cast will greet the public at the Notorious Cinemas of Cagliari. Also opening the festival on the night of June 21 is the new comedy starring Jennifer Lawrence, Girlfriend for Rent, produced by Sony Pictures and distributed by Eagle Pictures.
“I am very happy to present the sixth edition of the Filming Italy Sardegna Festival. A very important milestone for a festival that, especially in recent years, has become a benchmark for the promotion of audiovisual products and for many young students who have approached the world of the seventh art full of enthusiasm and curiosity. And we also find ourselves playing the role of forerunner of the summer film season, managing to retain many very important international and Italian talents, who after six years consider this festival as a cornerstone of the sector. And it is with immense pride that I announce the honorary president of this edition, one of the truly best-known actors in the world, who have made the history of cinema: Richard Gere. Our godmother, on the other hand, will be entirely Italian, the talented Francesca Chillemi, one of the most talented actresses of her generation. But there will be many guests present at the Festival who will speak in the master classes with young students from Film Academy schools and universities, like the wonderful Rosario Dawson, but I can’t reveal all the names yet! Just as there will be numerous titles, more than 50 still to be defined, that we will present including films, documentaries and television series, both international and Italian, many of which will be in absolute preview”, declared Tiziana Rocca, General Director of Filming Italy. Sardinian party.
“In this sense, I want to thank Senator Lucia Borgonzoni, together with whom we are promoting the beautiful initiative of the Ministry in collaboration with Cinecittà and Anec, Cinema Revolution, which also gives Filming Italy Sardegna the possibility of having a great summer program . Film (s. And, of course, a sincere thank you also to the Governor of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Christian Solinas, to the Regional Councilor for Tourism, Commerce and Crafts of Sardinia, Giovanni Chessa, and to Lorenzo Giannuzzi, CEO and General Director of Forte Village This sixth edition will be even richer in projections, meetings and presentations of films and television series, in which we will involve the most important distributions and productions of the small and big screen together with the giants of VOD and television entertainment ”.
“We are proud to host the sixth edition of the Filming Italy Sardegna Festival. The participation of an increasing number of internationally renowned stars confirms that the event has managed to establish itself in its own right as an unmissable annual event in the calendar of the biggest film and television festivals, thanks to the successful collaboration with Tiziana Rocca and the valuable support from the Region of Sardinia. From the beginning we have believed in the great strength of this project and of the sector and in its ability to attract the interest of an international audience. We are looking forward to welcoming all the guests who will be the protagonists of this edition and all the participants to Forte Village and to make them discover the incomparable characteristics of our structure and the extraordinary beauty of southern Sardinia”, says Lorenzo Giannuzzi, CEO and General Manager Fort Village.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros., the Filming Italy Sardegna festival will screen some of the studio’s biggest film hits, allowing all generations of fans to experience these incredible masterpieces through the magic of the big screen. In fact, the festival’s closing film will be The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller, who returns as Barry Allen in the first independent DC Superhero film.
Also this year, Filming Italy Sardegna Festival takes advantage of the partnership with Italy for Movies (www.italyformovies.it), the portal for locations and production incentives created by Cinecittà in collaboration with the Italian Film Commissions and coordinated by the General Directorate of Cinema and audiovisuals of the MiC. The portal, also available in an app version downloadable from digital stores, offers all the useful information on locations and incentives available for those who want to shoot their own film in Italy, as well as industry news and many curiosities and travel suggestions for enthusiasts who want to visit filming locations.
In collaboration with the University of Cagliari and with the Professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Cagliari, Massimo Arcangeli, after the success of previous editions, it was also decided this year to establish a prize dedicated to short films: Filming Italy Sardegna – En Short (VI edition). The theme set for the initiative is “Human Rights.” The actress Claudia Gerini will lead the exceptional jury dedicated to this section, made up of Paola Cortellesi, Riccardo Milani, Vito Sinopoli, as well as Professor Massimo Arcangeli and Tiziana Rocca. The winning shorts will be broadcast on Rai Cinema Channel and on the MyMovies platform.
In addition, to underline the importance of the Italian language, all young people will be asked to adopt a word belonging to the world of cinema among those that are no longer used, launching the hashtag #AdottaUnaParola. The chosen words are: Film, Amarcord, Celluloid, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Dolcevita, Maccarone, Supercazzola and Vitellone.
Numerous personalities present in Sardinia during the five previous editions: Harvey Keitel, Elena Sofia Ricci, Elizabeth Olsen, Heather Graham, Valeria Golino, Vanessa Hudgens, Claudia Gerini, Marta Nieto, Martina García, Rachel Brosnahan, Darko Perić, Valeria Mazza, Claudio Bisio , Sabrina Impacciatore, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Can Yaman, Donatella Finocchiaro, Julie Taymor, Josh Hartnett, Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Winston Duke, Édgar Ramírez, Anne Parillaud, Kabir Bedi, Maxi Iglesias, James Franco, Cuba Gooding Jr., Regina King, Justin Hartley, Annabelle Belmondo, Joe Cortese, Massimo Ghini, Teresa Saponangelo, Euridice Axen, Marcello Fonte, Giuseppe Zeno, Jasmine Trinca, Filippo Nigro, Massimiliano Bruno, Antonia Liskova, Sarah Felberbaum, Carlotta Natoli, Giulio Scarpati, Nina Zilli, Adriano Panatta, Giuseppe Maggio, Tosca, Roberta Giarrusso, Lina Sastri, Remo Girone, Giulia Bevilacqua, Daniele Pecci, Margareth Madè, Susy Laude, Dino Abbrescia, Adolfo Margiotta, Elisa Amoruso, Francesca Archibugi, Paola Cortellesi, Riccardo Milani, Matt Dillon, Isabelle Huppert, Carol Alt, Ilenia Pastorelli, Toby Jones, Eva Longoria, Joaquim de Almeida, MichelePlacido, Catrinel Marlon, Cristina Comencini, Joanne Froggatt, Paolo Genovese, Sylvia Hoeks, Paola Minaccioni, Maria Sole Tognazzi, Marta Milans, Violante Placido, Ficarra and Picone, Gabriele Muccino, Marisa Tomei, Arisa, Giorgio Pasotti, Nat Wolff, Darren Criss, Lola Ponce, Melissa George, Jesse Williams, Stefania Spampinato, Martina Colombari, Erin Richards, Patricia Arquette, William Baldwin, Enrico Brignano, Isabella Ferrari, Just to name a few.
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