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10th edition of the Ischia Film Festival

From the 30th June to the 7th July 2012 at the Castello Aragonese in Ischia, the tenth
edition of the Ischia Film Festival will take place, a unique International
cinema competition dedicated to cinema locations. The
event, which is known for its focus on movietourism and location placement,
awards the audiovisual works, the directors, the directors of photography and
the set designers who have mostly enhanced Italian and international locations
by highlighting their landscapes and their cultural identity.

As in the previous editions, a week of
open-air film projections with tributes and meetings with international guests
will take place. Eight days of films, competitions, shows, special projections
and works proceeding from all over the world. These works enhance and promote
the traditions, the historical reality, the landscapes and the cultural
identities of a territory by choosing the location.

The Official Projections Schedule is divided
into different sections:

CLOSE-UP: Italian and International full-length films
that in the present season
have given importance to the locations as key
element of the narration.

COMPETITION: documentaries and national and international short films, in the running to win the Ischia prize as the best
festival’s documentary and short film.

DENIED LOCATION: a special competitive
section for those works that, even if enhancing the territories, display the
contradictions of civilization and progress, the rights or hopes of those
people damaged by war or natural disasters.

SCENERIES: short-films and documentaries
which are not part of the competition coming from the furthest and most vital

On the occasion of the tenth edition of
the Festival the section SOCIAL LOCATION will be activated; it is dedicated to
the concept of location and whose central theme is the economic and social
issues and cultural identities that strongly emerged in the most recent
national and international film works.

Special prizes will be awarded by the
festival’s stage-managing to one film director, one set designer and one
director of photography for their works that have been screened in the last
year and that enhance a particular location. Furthermore the IFF has also
strengthened many relations with important national organizations that created
the Italian Film Commissions prize, awarded to the film that made
the location its strength point and the Foreign Award, in collaboration
with APE (Association of executive producers) awarded to an
international film production that has chosen Italy as its set and giving our
country international fame thanks to a high-level film.

Film Festival is also the occasion to discover under the stars many well-known
or emerging film authors: many meetings with film directors, actors and set
designers have been organized (in the last years these personalities attended
Ischia Film Festival:  Ken Adam, Pupi Avati, Vittorio Storaro, Alan Lee,
Mario Monicelli, Abel Ferrara, Pavel Longuine, Giuliano Montaldo, Maria Grazia
Cucinotta, Carlo Lizzani, Paolo Villaggio, Romina Power and Rocco Papaleo).

order to participate in the festival the purchase of a 7-euro cultural
accreditation is needed. This can be purchased directly from our website or at the Festival’s
InfoPoint that will be set up in Piazzale Aragonese from the 28th
June onwards. Ischia Film Festival, thanks to the collaboration of the best
hospitality structures of the Island, offers package holidays in Ischia for the
whole week or for the opening or closing weekend with reduced prices for the
participants in the festival.

the event a market section will be open with the ‘International Exchange of
Locations and Movietourism’, a meeting occasion between the world of cinema and
tourism ( and the “National congress on Movietourism”, that will be attended by
the most important personalities of the world of cinema and interrelated to the
local marketing (


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