A selection of 24 documentaries, all Italian premieres. They will be judged by an International Jury made of three members that will assign the following prizes: Best Feature-Length Documentary Award (€ 8,000), Best Mid-Length Documentary (€ 4.000), Best Short-Length Documentary Award (€ 2.500), “Gian Paolo Paoli” Award to the Best Ethno-anthropological Film. The films also compete for the Audience Award.
Documentary is one of the flagships of contemporary Italian cinema. The Festival presents seven feature-length documentaries that represent the best of 2013 national production.
ETUDES SUR UNE VILLE: PARIS
The section - in collaboration with the French Embassy, the French Institute of Italy and the French Institute of Florence - presents a selection of films where the city of Paris, which has always been a source of inspiration for the seventh art, is the protagonist. The projection of Etudes sur Paris, the only preserved work of the avant-garde filmmaker André Sauvage, will be accompanied by the concert of the Quatuor Prima Vista.
FATHER & SON: A JOURNEY INTO CINEMA
Double retrospective dedicated to two of the most significant authors of European cinema: Marcel Łoziński and Paweł Łoziński, father and son who, through their works, have narrated more than forty years of history of their country, Poland. The event is organized in collaboration with the Polish Institute in Rome, Polish Film Institute and Krakow Film Foundation.
FAR FROM UTOPIA
This non-competitive section focuses on stories of communities and peoples of various countries in which the aspiration to achieve better conditions took the form of collective actions: to defend their own survival and identity, against repression and abuses of those in power. Sometimes this struggle seems to stop, fail, or take the wrong road. At such times the human condition seems far from Utopia.
TANDEM PROJECT WITH DOCUMENTARIST – ISTANBUL DOCUMENTARY DAYS
As a first step of a long-term partnership with Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days – one of the most interesting and vibrant documentary film festival in Turkey - a selection of some of the new Turkish creative documentaries. The selection describes the ongoing transformations of Turkey, between West and East, tradition and modernity. TANDEM – Cultural Managers Exchange Turkey – European Union, is an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul), and supported by Stiftung Mercator (Essen).
Films of certified entertaining value and that address important topics to celebrate documentary film at its best.