The opening of the Glocal Film Festival 2023, in Turin from 15 to 20 March, will be Marco Ponti’s Summer, and closes by Umberto Eco, Davide Ferrario’s library of the world.
A pop edition. This will be the fil rouge of the 22nd Glocal Film Festival, organized by the Piemonte Movie Association, scheduled in Turin, at the Cinema Massimo MNC and other venues, from 15 to 20 March 2023. This year, the event is directed by the Piedmontese director Alice Filippi, who worked on the contamination between the arts: cinema dialogues with dance, video art, music, visual arts and much more. Always in a glocal key.
74 short films, documentaries and feature films are on the programme, 29 of which are in competition and the glocal picture is completed by 2 tributes, 3 feature films out of competition, 5 exhibitions and 6 other special events. Among the guests of the pop edition there will be Valerio Berruti, Eugenio Cesaro, Riccardo Donna, Letizia Lamartire, Lucio Pellegrini, Emanuele Pasquet, Irene Dionisio, Paolo Mitton.
The competing works are 5 for the PANORAMICA DOC documentary competition (2,500 euros up for grabs), another 5 for the DOC SHORT short documentary competition, 16 SPAZIO PIEMONTE short films competing for the Torét Award – Best Short Film (1,500 €) and 3 doc in the DOCUMENTARY PROFESSION project which in recent weeks has involved over 1000 students from the provinces of Turin, Cuneo and Biella who are also invited to participate in the contest created by Eugenio Cesaro, CORTISSIMISSIMO, by sending one or more Instagram stories with a maximum duration of 15″ on a specific theme that will be unveiled on March 15, to compete for an ad hoc prize.
To open – Wednesday 15 March at 21.00 at the Cinema Massimo – a documentary fresh from the award for Best Film at the Nastri d’Argento (Great football, sports heroes category), Marco Ponti’s Summer. The evening will also be an opportunity to award the Aviglianese director the Premio Riserva Carlo Alberto 2023, a recognition that for the sixth year Glocal assigns to a character in the world of cinema capable of exporting Piedmontese excellence.
The territorial factor is an aspect that also emerges thanks to the series and with the event SALOTTO CINEMA – LA SERIALEZZA IN PIEMONTE, we will talk about Hearts, The law of Lidia Poët and Our general, on 18 March at 7 pm at the Circolo dei Lettori, with directors Riccardo Donna, Letizia Lamartire and Lucio Pellegrini.
On the subject of contamination: the artist Valerio Berruti will be at the center of a focus dedicated to animation and will present a selection of animated shorts at the Cinema Massimo that arise from his works and move to music by important authors, from Paolo Conte to Ludovico Einaudi, up to Ryuichi Sakamoto.
We will rediscover the historic COORPI collaboration, with an entire afternoon dedicated to dance and for the third year the festival dedicates a window to the territory outside the regional borders: the FOCUS FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL this year hosts France, with three short films arriving from the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes thanks to the twinning with the Filmoramax festival in Lyon. This year the festival wants to reserve a space for the director Adonella Marena and the actor Andrea Murchio, two important figures of glocal cinema, who have left us in recent months
The director Marco Ponti and the director of photography Emanuele Pasquet will hold two masterclasses on the secrets of their trades and the artist Irene Dionisio will also meet the public and will be the protagonist of an exhibition, Geology of a father, curated by her, at the Accademia Albertina in Fine Arts of Turin.
Out of competition 3 documentaries; La banda degli donkeys by Max Chicco and The Thousand Nights by Stefano Di Polito – which together create the Community Focus -; and Umberto Eco, Davide Ferrario’s library of the world which closes the edition, after the awards ceremony which also sees the awarding of the Perspective Award to the actor of Albanian origin Jozef Gjura.
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