Giffoni Film Festival
Mr. Claudio Gubitosi
Mr. Manilo Castagna, Ms. Antonia Grimaldi
International Relations / Contact for German Submission
Mr. Tony Guarino
Year of Foundation 1971
Event Date from 20 July 2018 till 28 July 2018
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 CONTROL: non competitive sections for feature length films released in the Italian territory during the 2017/2018 season.
PREVIEWS: Feature Films out of competition for youth and families
GEX Doc: Documentaries about infanthood and coming of age
Terms of Entry only films produced after January 2017, 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 31 May 2018
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 (600 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 (500 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.
Official Competition Elements +3 – Short Films
ANT (AMEISE) by Julia Ocker
PENGUIN (PINGUIN) by Julia Ocker
Official Competition Elements +6 – Feature Films
JIM BUTTON AND LUKE THE ENGINE DRIVER (JIM KNOPF UND LUKAS DER LOKOMOTIVFÜHRER) by Dennis Gansel (Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Warner Bros. Filmproduktion, Studio Babelsberg, Malao Film, Constantin Film Produktion)
LITTLE MISS DOLITTLE (LILIANE SUSEWIND) by Joachim Masannek (DE/FR/BE, Dreamtool Entertainment, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion, Cine+ Filmproduktion)
Official Competition Elements +6 – Short Films
STUMBLEBEE (AM BODEN DER TATSACHEN) by Monika Tenhündfeld
Official Competition Elements +10 – Feature Films
SUPA MODO by Likarion Wainaina (DE/KE, One Fine Day Films)
Official Competition Elements +10 – Short Films
GELATO – SEVEN SUMMERS OF ICE CREAM LOVE (GELATO – DIE SIEBEN SOMMER DER EISLIEBE) by Daniela Opp
Official Competition Generator +13 – Feature Films
THIS CRAZY HEART (DIESES BESCHEUERTE HERZ) by Marc Rothemund (Constantin Film Produktion, Olga Film)
Official Competition Generator +16 – Feature Films
AIR (LUFT) by Anatol Schuster (wirFILM, HFF Munich)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
Out of Competition +3 -Feature Films
MY GIRAFFE (MEIN FREUND, DIE GIRAFFE) by Barbara Bredero (NL/BE/DE, Hamster Film)
Out of Competition – Premiere – Feature Films
MAYA THE BEE: THE HONEY GAMES (DIE BIENE MAJA – DIE HONIGSPIELE) by Noel Cleary, Alexs Stadermann (DE/AU, Studio 100 Media)
Prizes for German films 2013:
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.