Giffoni Film Festival – Giffoni Valle Piana
19-27 July. The most famous film festival dedicated to young people.
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 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.
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, “of all the film festivals Giffoni is the most necessary”.