Biografilm 2018: the awards

Find out all the Biografilm 2018 awards!

JURY AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Best Film Unipol Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

MINDING THE GAP by Bing Liu

This film has struck a chord in the heart of all of the jurors for its profound sensibility, insight into human nature, and for its bravery - being also a first film - in exploring a theme that is full of pitfalls, and making very few miscalculations on the way. We were impressed and inspired by the multilayered characters and the way they are depicted with such unfiltered compassion and honesty. It gave us an understanding of how an individual is shaped by his environment and his community and ultimately enlightened us about what it means to seek your individuality, but still be part of a group. Last but not least, this cinematic feature has impressed us with its use of cinematography in depicting skateboarding as a metaphor for inner freedom and outer beauty

 

Special Jury Award Hera Nuovi Talenti | Biografilm Festival 2018

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. by Steve Loveridge

We are grateful for the opportunity to meet a complex artist, whose presence through music as well as fashion and filmmaking, transcends the frivolity and the usual media stereotypes of the pop world.

The director collaborates successfully with his protagonist both through the use of her archival footage and his own material edited together in a refreshing non linear fashion. This results in a complex, genuine, and dignified portrait that reveals art and music as powerful tools of both personal and political expression.

 

LifeTales Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

LOVE IS POTATOES by Aliona van der Horst

This story unfolds like a classical Russian novel, and the more you commit to it , the more you get out of it. We admire the director’s creative vision and approach in exploring her mother’s past by literally opening a Pandora’s box and painstakingly examining every single object that’s inside. The jury acknowledges the high artistic value of this family story, that manages to reveal through remarkable animation techniques (by Simone Massi) a larger and more profound narrative, thus inviting us to begin to understand the enduring legacy of history.   

 

Honourable Mention for LifeTales Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raul de la Fuente, Damian Nenow

The jury salutes the filmmaker’s intention to bring forth the story of a remarkable journalist and his commitment to stand by the cause of the dispossessed. Ryszard Kapuściński’s selfless decision not to reveal a piece of crucial news illustrates a professional dilemma that many journalists face in the course of their career of reporting news. His choice humbles and inspires us.

 

Life Dignity Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

ON HER SHOULDERS by Alexandria Bombach

La Giuria sostiene Nadia Murad Basee Taha e Murad Ismael nel loro eccezionale lavoro nell’ambito della Giustizia Sociale. La loro altruista, risoluta e inarrestabile battaglia per la preservazione dell’identità degli Yazidi non solo ci commuove, ma ci obbliga a confrontarci con il collettivo silenzio che aleggia intorno agli atti genocidi.

 

BIOGRAFILM ITALIA

The 2018 jury was impressed by the diversity, the increasing quality and the variety of Italian films. Despite of  the continuous financial struggle, the filmmakers succeeded to achieve impressive results and have delivered highly important messages on contemporary society.

 

 

Best Film Yoga Award | Biografilm Italia 2018

STORIE DEL DORMIVEGLIA by Luca Magi

The Best Film Yoga Award is awarded to a talented filmmaker for the cinematic confidence and strong point of view. For the ability to transfer the director’s idea into an artistic canvas, using an unique visual language. 

 

LifeTales Award | Biografilm Italia 2018

ALLA SALUTE di Brunella Filì

The LifeTales Award 

Is given to a film describing the dramatic story of the main character, approached with honesty, lightness and humour.  Despite that the topic has been treated in many films, this one brings an unexpectedly optimistic messages of hope.

 

Special Jury Mentions

The JURY decided to give two SPECIAL mentions for the important messages these films brings us today.

ALMOST NOTHING, CERN EXPERIMENTAL CITY by Anna de Manincor|ZimmerFrei
For the messages of freedom of thought, peace and the united community gathered in the name of building a better future for humanity. 

IUVENTA by Michele Cinque
For the powerful messages of how the young generation  can act with courage and  responsibility in the face of one of the biggest challenging in contemporary history

 

Premio Ucca - l’Italia che non si vede | Biografilm Italia 2018

Storie Italiane 2018 in collaboration with Arci Ucca. Distribution Prize “L’Italia che non si vede. Rassegna Itinerante di Cinema del Reale” e 1000 € to the Best Film of Biografilm Italia or Storie Italiane section, assigned by a special jury.

IL CLAN DEI RICCIAI by Pietro Mereu

Special MentionIUVENTA by Michele Cinque
uventa di Michele Cinque ha narrato la necessità di conservare la propria integrità e di porre al primo posto i diritti umani, in un momento storico di chiusura e preoccupante deriva verso l’autoritarismo e la xenofobia.

 

CITEM Awards

Assigned by a jury composed by 5 students of the CITEM master's deegre.

CITEM Award | Biografilm Europa 2018

MUG

 

CITEM Award | Biografilm Series 2018

THE DAY

 

AUDIENCE AWARD

Audience Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

EX AEQUO

ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raul de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
THE THINGS WE KEEP by Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman

 

Audience Award | Biografilm Contemporary Lives 2018

EX AEQUO

THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Morotz Riesewieck
LIBRE di Michel Toesca

 

Audience Award | Biografilm Europa 2018

LE BRIO by Yvan Attal

 

Audience Award | Biografilm Italia 2018

ALLA SALUTE by Brunella Filì

 

Audience Award | Biografilm Art & Music 2018

EX AEQUO

MANGA DO, IGORT E LA VIA DEL MANGA by Domenico Distilo
LE CIRCOSTANZE, I ROMANZI DISEGNATI DI VITTORIO GIARDINO by Lorenzo Cioffi

 

Audience Award | Biografilm Series 2018

GOGOL by Egor Baranov

 

FOLLOWER AWARD

Biografilm Follower Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

EX AEQUO

ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raul de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
ALMOST NOTHING. CERN: EXPERIMENTAL CITY by Anna de Manincor | ZimmerFrei

 

PREMI GUERRILLA STAFF

Guerrilla Staff Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

IUVENTA by Michele Cinque

 

Guerrilla Staff Award Best Guest | Biografilm Festival 2018

EX AEQUO

Jeremiah Zagar and Marcello Fonte

 

BIOGRAFILM SCHOOL AWARD

Biografilm School Award | Biografilm Festival 2018

Masterclass of the D’Innocenzo brothers, directors of BOYS CRY (LA TERRA DELL’ABBASTANZA)

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