Florence November 25th – December 2nd 2016

International documentary film festival


  • Jasmin Basic (Svizzera) (+)

    Jasmin Basic

    Jasmin Basic is a Film historian and curator, Master of Arts in Cinema. Collaborations with several festivals, in Switzerland and abroad: Visions du Réel Nyon, Cinema Tous Ecrans, Split International Film Festival, NIFFF Neuchâtel, Animafest Zagreb, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Geneva, Solothurn Film Festival, International Animation Festival Fantoche and the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. She has curated retrospectives on Michael Mann, Charles Burnett, David Cronenberg, Michael Snow, Harun Farocki, Atom Egoyan and on the Yugoslav Black Wave, and has developed programmes and events focused on international TV series. She has also collaborated with the Geneva University of Arts & Design (HEAD), the Cinemathèque of Tangier (Morocco), the Centre for the Image La Virreina in Barcelona, the Croatian Audiovisual Center HAVC, the French Cinémathèque, the Centre Pompidou, the Cahiers du Cinéma and the Forum des Images in Paris. She was an appointed expert for the Swiss Federal Office of Culture for TV drama and series and a Board Member of the Geneva Film Commission.

  • Giovanni Cioni (Belgio/Italia) (+)

    Giovanni Cioni

    The film-maker Giovanni Cioni has lived between Paris (where he was born in 1962), Brussels, where he studied, Lisbon, Naples, and Tuscany, where he currently lives. Among his latest films, Dal Ritorno (2015), selected for the international competition at Cinéma du Réel (Paris), Biografilm (Bologna), Filmmaker (Milan), and Trieste Film Festival; Per Ulisse (2013), awarded Best Film at the international competition and the CG Entertainment - Cinemaitaliano.info Prize at the 54th Festival dei Popoli as well as Special Mention at the Naples Cinema e diritti umani Festival; premièring at Visions du Réel (Nyon), the film was also presented at the Etats généraux du film documentaire (Lussas) and the Festival des cinémas des Peuples Ânûû-rû Âboro (New Caledonia). Gli intrepidi (2012) premièred at the Venice Days of the 69th Venice International Film Festival, while In Purgatorio (2013) was selected and awarded in several film festivals, including Festival dei Popoli, and distributed theatrically in Belgium and France, Nous/Autres. Along with Pinangelo Marino, he has created and directs the Laboratori Uccellacci, workshops of film writing and production with middle-school pupils in the province of Florence. Visions du Réel organized a retrospective on his work in 2011.

  • Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria) (+)

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter is a director, producer and cameraman, born in Vienna in 1972. He is one of the most important Austrian contemporary documentarists. In 1994, when he was 22 years old, he founded his own production company Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion which focuses on documentaries and auteur fiction. His first documentary was the 1994 film Washed Ashore about life on the Danube. Among his films: Eisenerz (1992) Das Jahr nach Dayton (1997); Our Daily Bread (2005) presented on 2006 at Festival dei Popoli; Abendland (2011); Donauspital (2012). His latest film, Homo Sapiens (2016), was selected at the Berlinale Forum.

The International Jury will assign the following prizes:

  • Best Feature-Length Documentary Award (8,000 euro, divided equally between the director and the production)
  • Best Mid-Length Documentary Award (4.000 euro, divided equally between the director and the production)
  • Best Short Documentary Award (2.500 euro, divided equally between the director and the production)
  • "Gian Paolo Paoli" Award to the Best Ethno-anthropological Film.


The films of the International Competition and Italian Competition compete to the "The Gaze of the Other. The Challenge of Dialogue between Cultures and Religions" Award (1.500 euro) bestowed by the Istituto Sangalli per la Storia e le Culture Religiose di Firenze.

Cinemaitaliano.info - CG ENTERTAINMENT

  • Stefano Amadio
  • Antonio Capellupo
  • Carlo Griseri
  • Simone Pinchiorri

The films of the "Panorama" section compete for the CG Entertainment – Cinemaitaliano.info Award.

The winner, chosen by a jury composed by the editors of Cinemaitaliano.info (www.cinemaitaliano.info), will be offered the opportunity to release in DVD in the collection “POPOLI doc” published by CG Entertainment (www.cgentertainment.it).


The Prize for the distribution in cinemas: “Gli Imperdibili” is made possible thanks to a network of co-operation established with “Quelli della Compagnia” of Fondazione Sistema Toscana, AGIS, ANEC and FICE.

The award offers the opportunity to include the winning film (selected in the Panorama section) in the list of films “Gli Imperdibili” proposed by Regione Toscana to the Arthouse Cinemas Circuit in Tuscany (41 cinemas).


The films included in the International Competition and in the Italian Competition compete for the MYmovies.it - Audience Award, in collaboration with MYmovies.it.
The audience can cast their votes (from 1 to 5) by sending an SMS to +39 3420949126.