Giffoni Film Festival – Giffoni Valle Piana
From August 18. 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 in Giffoni Valle Piana, near Salerno.
This year, the festival has been subvided into four parts:
from August 18 to 22,
from August 27 to 29;
between September, October, November;
from December 26 to 30.
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)