APRILIA (Latina)- The fifth edition of the Aprilia Film Festival will be held on 5, 6 and 7 May at the Teatro Finestra, in the spaces of the Polo Culturale ex Claudia, via Pontina Km 46,600 Aprilia (LT), under the artistic direction of its founder Federico Paolini, director and actor from Apriliano.
It all began in 2018 where the Lux Film Festival was held, the basis and inspiration for the first edition of the Aprilia Film Festival which took place in 2019.
The Festival intends to enhance and support the world of cinema and art at 360°, promoting the participation of filmmakers from all over the world and leaving maximum freedom of expression of genre and cinematic style.
Being a cultural event that involves various aspects of art, we wanted, already in previous editions, that it did not end with the mere proposal of quality cinema, but that it created a meeting point between the various forms of art: music, dance, painting, photography, handicrafts, poetry, which will enliven the pre-evening, from 16:00 to 20:00. Thanks to this careful mix of the various art forms, the festival has obtained a public response far above our expectations, attracting people also from other municipalities and regions.
The project was born thanks to the CUORE COMICO cultural association (president Roberto Mincuzzi), with the patronage of the Lazio Region, the Province of Latina, IMAIE, the Municipality of Aprilia and the Proloco, which offered particular support to the initiative, appreciating the strong territorial involvement promoted by the Festival. In fact, it is our intention – affirms its Artistic Director and founder – to promote the city of Aprilia and the Pontine area as an important hub of film culture at an international level and to create a meeting point where we can talk about cinema, exchange ideas or even have the opportunity to meet people with whom to create friendship and/or work ties.
All the previous editions from 2019 to 2022 had an important return in terms of participation and criticism, also hosting important figures in the sector including: “Massimiliano Bruno – Godfather of the festival, Luciano Fontana, Antonio Gargiulo, Herbert Simone Paragnani, Mark Melville , Davide Lepore, Gabriel Montesi Alex Polidori (Spiderman and Timothée Chalamet voice actor), Sara Labidi (Arya Stark voice actress – Game of Thrones) and Guglielmo Poggi (Actor – we can find him in “Long live Italy, The men of gold etc.) and many others.
For the 2023 edition, Massimiliano Bruno is confirmed as godfather and the participation of as many jurors and important guests is expected, including in the jury: Alberto Gelpi for direction, Daniele Poli for photography, Flavia Toti Lombardozzi for acting, Luciano Fontana for editing , Roberto Lobbe Procaccini for the soundtrack, Gianni Corsi for the screenplay and Paola Riviello for the scenography.
This year’s Special Guests will be the actress and voice actress Chiara Luna Oliviero who has lent her voice to various actresses for TV films, cinema and series such as Elizabeth Lail in “Countdown”, Fanny Sidney in “Call my agent”, Patricia Allison in “Sex Education”. She won numerous awards as “best female voice” for “Fairy Tail”. Actress in the film released this year “the best days” directed by Massimiliano Bruno and Edoardo Leo.
Perla Liberatori, actress and well-known voice actress in countless films and TV series, will also be our guest, voice of well-known actresses including Hilary Duff, Michelle Rodriguez, Christina Ricci, Scarlet Johansson, Anne Hathaway and many others.
The categories of prizes up for grabs:
Best Academic Film
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Production Design
Urban Vision Award (Best Poster)
Premio Aprilia – awarded by the critics
Rotary Award – awarded by the association
Audience Award Saturday
Audience Award Friday
New this year is the participation of film schools that will be able to win the Best Academic Short Award.
The 2023 edition will be presented by Giovanni Cipolletta and Daniele Coscarella.
For all three days, the event will begin at 16.00 with the exhibition of hobby stands related to cinema, art stands and food stands, and then continue at 19.00 with the opening of the Festival and the screening of short films in competition scheduled for the days of 5 and 6, to then arrive at the awards ceremony which will take place on Sunday 7 May, always opening at 19:00.
The V Edition of the Aprilia Film Festival is in collaboration with: URBAN VISION
national leader in the sector of sponsored restoration of buildings, works of art and monuments.