Official declarations (Press conference, 12th September 2016)

Francesco Bizzarri and Serena Massimi official address:

“This year the Festival will be particularly rich and varied: it will be 2 days longer, starting on the 5th and finishing on the 9th of October,  explains Francesco Bizzarri, CEO of ‘Visioni del mondo, Immagini dalla realtà’ (A Window on the world , Images from reality), and CEO of FRANKIESHOWBIZ – and we’ll launch the new section dedicated to the Industry ‘Visioni incontra’ (Visioni Meets…). Visions Meets…consists in 17 docu projects, still work in progress presented by independendt filmakers to a parterre of Industry professional (5th-7th of october) The official Festival opening day will be the 6th of october with the italian premiere of the international documentaries  “Rupture: Living With My Broken Brain” directed by Hugh Hudson and produced by Maryam d’Abo. Hugh Hudson was nominated for the Academy Award as best director in 1982 for the film Chariots of Fire. ‘Rupture’ will be followed, still on the 6th late evening, by the screening of “Life, Animated” the winning film documentary at the 2016 Sundance Festival, and in numerous other international festivals that tells the extraordinary story of Owen, son of the Pulitzer Prize journalist Ron Suskind, who suffers from autism. In the following days  we will screen 7 more international titles, 14 independent  Italian documentaries, 8 important productions of our partners:  Rai Cinema, Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and RSI (Swiss Italian Radio Television). On Sunday the 9th, closing day of the Festival, Pietro Marcello one of the leading new italian docu filmakers will give a masterclass and show some of his award winning films. The UniCredit pavilion prices will be granted to the winners at the evening closing award ceremony conducted by the famous actress Cristiana Capotondi.

‘Visioni dal mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà’ (A Window on the world, images from Reality) – says Serena Massimi, Head of UniCredit Pavilion, and Art Events Management, fully meets the UniCredit Pavilion mission that is to promote the arts, from music to literature, from theater to cinema. The UniCredit Pavilion represents ‘the stage’ for all young independent artists, and filmakers, to introduce themselves and their works to a wider public and to a potential future distribution.