21 July 2010
Posted in NEWS
The Giffoni Film Festival, which takes place in the small town of Giffoni in the Province of Salerno in Campania, Italy, is Europe’s largest children’s film festival. Now in its 40th year, the festival was founded by Claudio Gubitosi in the 1970s and became a well known success from the 1980s onwards.
The main principle is that the jurors judging the various films are exclusively young people, aged between 3 and 17 years of age. The youngsters watch the films then have the chance to discuss, assess and vote on them. Nowadays there are more than 3000 young jurors each year coming from over 44 different countries across the world and it has become a point of reference not only those interested in viewing films but also for young people wanting to learn about film-making techniques, montage, directing, acting and more.
The festival has a theme each year, and this year’s theme is love and the films shown and the discussions about them will be centred around the portrayal of different kinds of love in both positive and negative lights.
The festival takes place in the same period each year, so stay updated for news about the 2011 event.
More info on the official 2010 Giffoni Film Festival website.