Giffoni Film Festival – Giffoni Valle Piana
19-27 July. The film festival with a jury of young people coming form all over the world
Giffoni Film Festival, since 2009 “Giffoni Experience”, is a film festival dedicated to kids and young people. It takes place from July 19 until July 27, 2019, in Giffoni Valle Piana, near Salerno.
The festival was founded in 1971 by the 18th years’ young boy and movie lover, Claudio Gubitosi, in order to promote and develop movies for children and young people.
The jury is composed of children and teenagers aged between 3 – 18, divided into 5 different age categories and coming from all over the world. Their goal is to watch the movies, discuss them with directors, writers and actors and finally choose the winner.
Today the number of jurors has reached more than 6,000, from 52 countries from all over the world.
Over the years, many international stars have taken part in Giffoni Film Festival: Robert De Niro, Oliver Stone, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, John Travolta, Wim Wenders, Meg Ryan, Kathy Bates, Krzystof Kieslowsky, Roman Polanski, Danny de Vito, Jennifer Aniston…
French director François Truffaut once said, “among all the film festivals, Giffoni is the most necessary”.
Giffoni Valle Piana (Salerno) – region: Campania
Tel. +39 089 802 3001
(Photos from Giffoni Experience communication office.
In the cover photo Claudio Gubitosi and some Giffoners)