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Giovanni Guidelli

The "journey" is the theme of this Film Festival, in all its different declinations: from a physical journey to an interior and mental one. A journey to discovery, to rediscover. A journey in the past, in the future. A hopeful and tasteful journey, a spiritual and an emotional one. All the “journeys” intended as the path of life.



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The FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL takes place in the heart of Tuscany, in the city of Colle di Val d’Elsa, between San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. 
The FRANCIGENA has been certified "Cultural Route of the Council of Europe" in 1994-
The Via Francigena was a communication path which contributed to the cultural unity of Europe in the Middle Ages. Today, the Via Francigena is considered as a bridge between the cultures of the Anglo-Saxon Europe and the Latin Europe.

That’s why the Programming Committee decided to name FRANCIGENA this new Film Festival, where the Theme of the accepted Shorts must be “the Journey”.

One of the most beautiful routes along Via Francigena, in Tuscany, it's called STAGE 32, that leaves S. Gimignano, reaches Molino d'Aiano, goes on towards Colle di Val d’Elsa, and Badia a Coneo and Gracciano, and then to Strove, including a pretty Romanesque Pieve. Passes the wonderful architectural structure of Abbadia in Isola before reaching Monteriggioni, where there is an unmistakable tower crest. Water and road-houses are available only in populated areas.

For its 1st edition, the FFFestival event will last for two days, to offer more time for insights with the authors. 
The 1st FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL will be held in a very important location, which is located in the heart of Tuscany, inside the city of Colle di Val d’Elsa, at the marvelous Teatro del Popolo. 
The prizes are awarded for the best short film and best documentary. Also, special mentions will be assigned to: best director, best actor, best actress, best photography, best screenplay, best editing. There will be an audience award and mentions assigned by our media partners. 
The festival counts on the help of media-partnerships and cultural partners in the area. 
Creator and Artistic Director of the Francigena Film Festival is Giovanni Guidelli: actor, author and director. 
Our jurors are among the best professionals of the italian film industry. We are proud to announce that 1st FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL counts on the following Jury: Renato Carpentieri (Best Actor - David di Donatello Prize), Giuliano Taviani (Best Composer - David di Donatello Prize), Gianni Mammolotti (Cinematographer Award Finalist - David di Donatello), Vincenzo Mosca (Film Distributor and Film Producer). Other Jurors will soon join us. We only care about quality shorts, intelligent vision, experimentation and authorial style. We can assure you that being selected here means that your film has all that is needed to be recognized as an author's film. 

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11/07/2020 - 11/08/2020
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AVATAR Associazione Culturale
Via Aringhieri, 19
Casole d'Elsa
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