The seventh very rich edition of the Riviera International Film Festival of Sestri Levante ended with the announcement of the winners of the competitions: The Sixth Child wins in the feature film category. All the awards, data and attendance of a growing festival.
We are returning from the seventh edition of Riviera International Film Festival of Sestri Levante, a beautiful event on whose meetings and previews between cinema and TV series we will update you soon. The event officially ended yesterday afternoon with the announcement of the winners of the various competitions, all reserved for authors under 35. The jury presided over by the British actress Emily Mortimer decreed the winner of the feature film section The Sixth Childa French film, but here are all the winners of a festival which, far from going through the fateful seventh year crisis, is definitely growing.
The awards of the Riviera International Film Festival
It’s French The Sixth Childby the director Leopold Legrandthe film winner of the Riviera International Film Festival 2023, the review that rewards the works of the best under 35 filmmakers, now in its seventh edition, the awards for which were presented in the ceremony on Sunday 14 May at the former Convent of the Annunziata on the shores of the splendid Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante . Legrand’s work, to which he also goes l’Audience Award assigned by the audience, is interpreted by Sarah Giraudeau, Damien Bonnard e Judith Chemla and tells the story of Franck, a scrap dealer who lives in financial difficulties in the suburbs of Paris with his wife Meriem and five children, with a sixth on the way. But it is also the story of Julien and Anna, wealthy lawyers unable to have children, and of the unthinkable agreement between the two families. Double acknowledgment also to the Norwegian thriller Stormwhich sees director Erika Calmeyer win Best Director and Best Actress Ana Dahl Torp receive the special prize of the jury, chaired by the British actress Emily Mortimer. Best Actors I’m Danish Emilie Kroyer Couple Of Unruly and Hungarian Benett Vilmányi Of Larrywhile the young aspiring actors and directors of Accademia09, partners of the Riff for the second consecutive year, awarded the Students Award to the Serbian film Where the Road LeadsOf Nina Ognjanović. To the only Italian feature film in the competition, Respect Of Cecilia Bozza Wolfgoes the unedited Bay of Silence – Redelfi Award.
The documentary section crown Project IcemanUS production directed by the Egyptian Ammar Kandil which follows step by step the feat at the limits of human possibilities accomplished by Anders Hofman, an amateur triathlete who left Copenhagen to become the first man to complete an Ironman in Antarctica. The Austrian Patrick and the whalefilmed by Mark Fletcher and produced by Wolfgang Knöpflerwins it Sky Documentaries Award. Special mention of the jurychaired by Michael Andreozzifor Filipino dangerousOf Karl Malukanas. Like every year the Riviera International Film Festival also attributed special prizes to some of its most illustrious guestsassigning the Icon Award to Emily Mortimer and the Vision Award to the artist Vanessa Beecroft and the screenwriter Ludovica Rampoldi. During the ceremony, the Russian filmmaker also took to the stage Lena Lanskih who was finally able to collect the award won in 2022 for best director with the film Unwanted. Unable to leave her country a year ago due to the aftermath of the war in Ukraine, this time Lanskih managed to get a special visa for artistic merits and to reach Sestri Levante in the company of his mother.
The numbers of the Riviera International Film Festival 2023
The figures of the Riviera International Film Festival 2023 speak of 8 thousand tickets issued in totalof which 5,000 at the Ariston Cinema alone and 3,000 between masterclasses, panels and talks that are almost always sold-out thinking, above all, of the large crowds who flocked to Sestri to see the cast of Sea out e Blanca or to attend meetings with Vanessa Beecroft, Anna Foglietta e Antonio Scurati. “Exceptional numbers, which fill us with pride and repay us for the great work carried out every year by our splendid team – she comments with satisfaction Stefano Gallini During, president of the Riviera International Film Festival –. The Riff is today a solid and recognized reality and the results achieved this year push us to relaunch, in view of 2024, the request for a new cinema hall in Sestri in which to project more and more films and, finally, to show the public even the most beautiful television series, which now form an increasingly important part of our event”. “It was a record edition in terms of attendance at the cinema, masterclasses and talks – he adds Vito D’Onghia, executive director of the Riviera International Film Festival –. The event is growing year after year and even the industry media are starting to take notice of us. With each edition, the Riff increasingly consolidates its relationship with the territory, for seven years now bringing the stars of international cinema to the shores of the Bay of Silence for an event that represents added value for all of Tigullio”. of this year’s RIFF: Anna Foglietta, Emily Mortimer, Michael Andreozzi, Maria Chiara Giannetta, Ludovica Martino, Aurora Giovinazzo, Giancarlo Commare, Francesca Comencini, Marco Bocci, Philip Nigro, Anna Admire yourself, Artem, Joseph Pirozzi, Lavinia Longhi, Selene Caramazza, Paul Ruffini, Antonio Scurati, Nils Hartmann, Vanessa Beecroft, Ludovica Rampoldi, Greta Ferro, Paki Meduri, Giuseppe G. Stasi, Fabrizio Gatti.