Giffoni Film Festival
Mr. Claudio Gubitosi
International Relations / Contact for German Submission
Mr. Tony Guarino
Year of Foundation 1971
Event Date from 18 August 2020 till 22 August 2020
Event Date !!! postponed & partly transformed (online) !!!
in Giffoni, Italy
Sections ELEMENTS +3: competitive section for short animation movies for children from 3 to 5 years of age
ELEMENTS +6: competitive section (fiction and animated feature films) and short films (fiction and animation) for audiences from 6 to 9 years of
ELEMENTS +10: competitive section for feature films (fiction and animated feature films) and short films (fiction and animation) for audiences from 10 to 12 years of age
GENERATOR +13: competitive section for feature films and short films (fiction and animation) for audiences from 13 to 15 years of age
GENERATOR +16: competitive section for feature films and short films (fiction and animation) for audiences from 16 to 18 years of age
GENERATOR +18: competitive section for feature length films and short films (fiction and animation) for audiences from 18 years on.
PARENTAL EXPERIENCE: made up of an international contest for fiction short films revolving around childhood but targeting older audience
GEX Doc: Documentaries about infanthood and coming of age
Giffoni Film Festival for children is going forward with a totally reconceived post-pandemic edition that will combine a substantial physical component and also a digital side, and is being split into three separate events for different age groups. The first part of the new format Giffoni will run Aug. 18-22, and will see more than 300 kids between the ages of 16 and 18 descend upon the southern Italian town, followed by another section for kids between 13 and 16 running Aug. 25-29, to then be segued Dec. 26-30 by Giffoni’s section for kids aged between 6 and 10.
Terms of Entry only films produced after January 2019, no prior screening or broadcasting on television or in theatres in Italy, no prior screening at film festivals in Italy. Short Films are eligible with a techincal running time of 30 min max.; Feature Films are eligible with a runnung time of 60 min minimum.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format Blu-ray, DCP, DigiBeta, HDCAM
Registration Deadline 29 May 2020
Attendance Figures 85,000
Participants of the Film Industry approx. 65 producers, sellers and buyers, casting agents, cinema owners and TV program commissioners
Prizes/Awards For the Elements competitive sections the National Jury is to be composed of children (1.000 circa per section) who will award the Gryphon to the best feature film and to the best short film.
For the Generator +13 and +16 competitive sections the International Jury is to be composed of teenagers from all over the world (600 circa per section) who will award the Gryphon to the best feature film and the “Jury Grand Prix”.
For the Generator +18 section the Jury is to be composed of teachers, university students and cinephiles who will award the Gryphon to the best feature film, to the best fiction and animated short film.
GEX DOC – a Jury composed of the general audience will award the Gryphon Award to the best documentary.
For the Parental Experience section the Jury is to be composed of parents who will award the Gryphon to the best short film (fiction).
Official Competition: Generator +18
BLIESCHOW by Christoph Sarow
Official Competition: Generator +16
ROADS by Sebastian Schipper (DE/FR, Missing Link Films, Studiocanal Film, Komplizen Film, Radical Media)
Official Competition: Generator +13
SYSTEM CRASHER (SYSTEMSPRENGER) by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)
Official Competition: Elements + 10
TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) by Sarah Winkenstette (Weydemann Bros., Windmill Film)
MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS (MEINE WUNDERBARE SELTSAME WOCHE MIT TESS) by Steven Wouterlood (NL/DE, ostlicht filmproduktion)
Official Competition: Elements + 6
DOUBLE TROUBLE AND THE MAGICAL MIRROR (UNHEIMLICH PERFEKTE FREUNDE) by Marcus H. Rosenmüller (Viafilm)
ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD (ROCCA VERÄNDERT DIE WELT) by Katja Benrath (Relevant Film, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)
Official Competition: GEX DOC
LITTLE GERMANS (KLEINE GERMANEN) by Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Brave New Work, Little Dream Entertainment)
Elements + 3
PETTSON AND FINDUS- FINDUS MOVES HOUSE (PETTERSSON UND FINDUS – FINDUS ZIEHT UM) by Ali Samadi Ahadi (Tradewind Pictures)
COCONUT THE LITTLE DRAGON – INTO THE JUNGLE (DER KLEINE DRACHE KOKOSNUSS 2) by Tony Power (Caligari Film)
THE MUSIFANTS – I HAVE A LITTLE CACTUS (DIE MUSIFANTEN – MEIN KLEINER GRÜNER KAKTUS by Meike Fehre
GIRAFFE by Julia Ocker
SHEEP (SCHAAF) by Julia Ocker
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S SONGS (INTERNATIONALE KINDERLIEDER) by Maya Rothkirch
Prizes for German films 2019:
ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD by Katja Benrath (Relevant Film, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)
THE FAMOUS FIVE 2 (FÜNF FREUNDE 2) by Mike Marzuk (SamFilm)
Gryphon Award: Elements +6
THE GIRL WITH NINE WIGS (HEUTE BIN ICH BLOND) by Marc Rothemund (Goldkind Film)
Gryphon Award: Generator +18, 2nd awardee + Presidency of the Camera di Deputati Award
LORE by Cate Shortland (DE/AU/GB, Rohfilm)
Gryphon Award: Generator +16, 2nd awardee + Campania Regional Council Award
Arca Cinemagiovanio Award
V8 – START YOUR ENGINES (V8 – DU WILLST DER BESTE SEIN) by Joachim Masannek (Rat Pack Filmproduktion)
Gryphon Award: Elements +6, 2nd awardee + Award of the city of Giffoni
CLARA AND THE SECRET OF THE BEARS by Tobias Ineichen (CH/DE, Neos Film)
Gryphon Award: Elements +10, 2nd awardee + ANEC AWARD
FATHER by Ivan Bogdanov, Veljko Popovic, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin (BG/HR/DE, Eyecatch Productions)
Gryphon Award: Masterclass - Best Short Film
Number of Films Shown 84 films from 33 countries
Media Coverage About 140 journalists from Newspapers, TV and radio. There are local/regional/national and international journalists at the festival. The main Television coverage is by Mediaset, Rai, Sky, Coming Soon and Raisat plus a series of TV programs from various foreign television companies. There are many accredited journalists from both national and international trade papers, like Screen International, ect.
Evaluation The festival is well-organised and popular among Italian distributors. It is the most important Italian film festival for children and teenagers. The attendance figures are still growing each year.
Services All shipment expenses for the 35mm prints and videos selected for competition, as well as those incurred for their return to their country of origin, will be covered by the GFF. The Festival will not cover transport costs for films or videos selected if these are to come from, or be returned to, other festivals.
Technical equipment The festival takes place in the Citadel of Cinema, a 710 seat theatre with an excellent videoprojection system and a screen of 16 square meters.