GIFFONI VALLE PIANA, ITALY – JULY 14: Culture Minister Dario Franceschini and President of Giffoni Experience Pietro Rinaldi attend Giffoni Film Festival 2017 on July 14, 2017 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D’Alessandro/Getty Images for Giffoni Film Festival)
ALL ABOUT GIFFONI 2017: THE 47TH GFF PRESENTED AT THE ‘CASA DEL CINEMA’ IN ROME
The magic is about to start for the 4.600 juros from 52 Countries: the real protagonists of the 47th Giffoni Film Festival edition scheduled from 14 to 22 July. The 47th edition was presented on 6th July in the morning at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. The creator and director Claudio Gubitosi together with his artistic staff Antonia Grimaldi, Luca Apolito, Gianvincenzo Nastasi and Manlio Castagna, Giffoni Innovation Hub CEO Luca Tesauro, Giffoni Experience chairman Piero Rinaldi, the mayor of Giffoni Valle Piana Antonio Giuliano, the Director of the cinema directorate MiBACT Nicola Borrelli and the President of the Campania Region Vincenzo De Luca.
“An extraordinary event – stated, a proud President of the Campania Region Vincenzo De Luca – “Giffoni is a changing experience capable of analysing the state of young people in this day and age. It is the place where intergenerational issues are tackled, where fundamental human rights are discussed, where you open up to diversity, where the scourges of dehumanization like bullying and school abandonment. These are all issues very dear to the Campania Region, together with formation and jobs. The idea of the Multimedia Valley, that Claudio had sixteen years ago and that we will open on July 13 oges in that direction: creating new opportunities and new profession for our youth against any form of alienation. Giffoni is not just a Festival, it has an important economic impact, and for this reason the Region confirms and enhances its support. Rigour, organization and creativity: from Giffoni a great message to the whole of Italy. Giffoni builds something that didn’t exist before, the model for the South that we all want”.
“We move closer to the Fifty year mark of Giffoni – said director Claudio Gubitosi – at the beginning it was just a Festival but, with continuity and stubbornness, we changed into a an organization which is active year round. A huge project in progress requiring lots of commitment and that does not end with the Festival. The numbers for the 47th edition are very impressive: 175 works, including 101 in competition, 6 premieres and 6 special events in collaboration with the most important film majors, Italian production and distribution companies, 20 creative workshops, more than 30 shows and over 200 free events including workshops, Children shows, jugglers, street entertainers, dancers, puppeteers in 10 separate locations spread around the streets of Giffoni Valle Piana, 15 meetings dedicated to digital innovation, 5 Meet the Stars for 5.000 fans. 50 Domestic and international talents, many of whom will be taking part in the Masterclass section in collaboration with BadTaste.it, the giffoners will have the chance to discuss with acclaimed authors, directors, singers actors and emerging artistic talent. We expect around 250-270 Thousand people: ready to dive deep “into the Magic” of Giffoni” the theme of this editionc”.
GIFFONI VALLE PIANA, ITALY – JULY 14: Culture Minister Dario Franceschini and President of Giffoni Experience Pietro Rinaldi attend Giffoni Film Festival 2017 on July 14, 2017 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. (Photo by Stefania M. D’Alessandro/Getty Images for Giffoni Film Festival)
LA GIURIA E IL CONCORSO
4.600 jurors, divided according to the following age groups: Elements +3 (from 3 to 5), Elements +6 (from 6 to 9), Elements +10 (from 10 to 12), Generator +13 (from 13 to 16), Generator +16 (from 16 to 17), Generator +18 ( from 18 onwards), Gex Doc (section dedicated to teachers and filmgoers) and Parental Control – Destination Italy (for families). The jurors, from 52 Countries, will decree the winners of the Gryphon Award for each section. Original Marines, like
last year, will be supplying the coloured T-shirts for the jurors. From the atrocities of wars to the complexity of first love, the determination and wish to make dreams come true and find a place in the world while transitioning from childhood to adulthood: these are just some of the themes and issues from the films in competition at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival (14-22 July 2017). 101 titles including feature films, shorts and documentaries, selected out of 4500 works in pre-selection. The films, be distributed in the seven competitive sections. (http://www.giffonifilmfestival.it/news-giffoni-experience/item/4568-giffoni-film-festival-2017,-i-magici-film-in-concorso.html).
On 14 LUGLIO THE MAGIC OF DISNEY OPENS GIFFONI 2017 WITH “CARS 3” AND “LOU” Legendary lightning McQueen sets out to amaze the giffoners: Friday 14 July CARS 3, the third film of the Disney.Pixar, Franchise will be presented at the opening of the Festival. Directed by Brian Fee (and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life”), CARS 3 cruises in Italian cinemas on 14 September also in 3D. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers he’s still the best race car around and races in the Piston Cup. In the Italian version the four time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel voices the computer and digital assistant tasked with giving the right indications to Cruz Ramirez, lightning’s trainer. LOU’ a toy-stealing bully who ruins recess for a playground full of kids and only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. From Pixar Animation Studios, director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray, “Lou” opens in Italian theaters on 14th of September 2017, in front of “Cars 3”.
ON 16 JULY 20TH CENTURY FOX ITALIA PRESENTS “DIARIO OF A WIMPY KID – THE LONG HAUL!” The fourth episode of Jeff Kinney’s blockbuster saga ready to amuse giffoners at the domestic premiere. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox Italia, opens on August the 10th across the nation.The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox Italia, is set to open on August the 10th nationwide, but giffoners will have the amazing opportunity to see it almost a month earlier: On 16 July, at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival (14-22 July 2017) “Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul” will premiere domestically. The latest installment based on one of the best-selling book series of all times.
“Diary of a Wimp – The Long Haul” is the ninth book of the series by Jeff Kinney and is the fourth that has been adapted for the big screen five years after “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”, which was premiered at Giffoni in 2012.Just as legions of fans can’t wait for the latest book featuring Greg to be issued each new film is speaks to a new generation of kids and parents who can’t wait to see their beloved books come to life yet again.
In the first episode of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” we see the adventures of Greg Heffley, who is fresh out of elementary school and transitions to middle school where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year. The second film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” deals with Greg’s relations with his older brother Rodrick. the third film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”), explores Greg’s relationship with his father and with his best friend.
ON 17 JULY UNIVERSAL PICTURES DESPICABLE ME 3 The sweetest and most adorable villains turned good in the world of animation head back to Giffoni at ‘Cittadella del Cinema’ with their new, hilarious mission impossible: the fantastic new chapter of “Despicable Me 3” in fact, is set to premiere in Italy on 17 July at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival (14-22 July 2017). The franchise features former villain Gru and his Lucy with their adorable little girls (Margo, Edith Agnes) and obviously their loyal Minions. This is just one of the five amazing events for giffoners only set to blow away adults and children alike in Giffoni thanks to the partnership with the most important international Majors who each year choose the Festival to present their latest works. This is a much appreciated come back for the scores of fans of the irresistible adorable yellow creatures, who in 2010 had already blown the ‘giffoners’ away during the first episode of the animated franchise that also premiered in Giffoni. The franchise was then back to sweep away the Blue Carpet at the ‘Cittadella del Cinema’ in 2015 for the teaser preview of the “Minions”spin-off.The Italian “voices” Max Giusti (Gru/Dru), Arisa (Lucy) and Paolo Ruffini (Balthasar Bratt) will present the latest chapter of the franchise at the GFF. They will unveil what is to be expected from the team that has been entertaining audiences since “Despicable Me” and that has gone on to achieving the greatest successes in animation with “Despicable Me 2 ” and “The Minions” in 2013 and 2015.The film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, has been produced by Illumination, Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, while Chris Renaud is the executive producer and is set to hit Italian theatres starting 24 August 2017distributed by Universal Pictures.
ON 18 JULY EAGLE PICTURES PRESENTS BEFORE I FALL “Before I Fall” by Ry Russo-Young starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage and Logan Miller is set to hit Italian Theatres on July 19 with Eagle Pictures and will be presented for domestic premiere at 47th Giffoni Film Festival.The film is to be screened, during the Festival, on Tuesday July 18 and will be introduced by the lead star Zoey Deutch, who portrays the main character of this dark teen movie, based on the 2010 novel of the same name by Lauren Oliver and published in Italy by Edizioni Piemme. “One thing that really resonated with me about this film, set in that particular time which is adolescence, is that it is a very intense and dramatic moment in your life – says Russo-Young – it is the moment in which relationships with your peers may seem fatal, a question of life and death”.What would happen if Today were to be the last day for the rest of your life? This question gives way to Samantha (Sam) Kingston’s journey,(Zoey Deutch) who seemingly has a perfect life, a wonderful boyfriend and three fantastic friends. Then everything changes after one fateful night, Sam wakes up with n o future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over again, stuck in a moment she can’t get out of.
WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT ITALIA FRIGHT NIGHTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF ANNABELLE 2: CREATION” (20 JULY) Incredible novelty at the Giffoni Film Festival with the horror film series FRIGHTNIGHTS and the international premiere of ANNABELLE 2: CREATION directed by David F. Sandberg (2017, 109’). From 14 July every night the De Sica theatre will host a series of horror films in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures. 7 extraordinary horrors that will keep you on the edge of your seats.
ON 21 JULY EVERYTHING EVERYTHING WITH EMERGING TALENT NICK ROBINSON Nick Robinson, the rising star of “Everything, Everything” will introduce the Italian premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures new romantic drama on Friday 21 July at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival (14 – 22 July 2017). Directed by Stella Meghie and based on Nicola Yoon’s best seller of the same name (Italian edition Sperling & Kupfer), “Everything, Everything” is a delicate and apparently impossible love story. Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year old who is unable to leave the protection of her hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Her life changes when Olly (Nick Robinson) moves next door. They will end up forming a deep bond despite all the issues and risk everything to be together. The film is set to hit theatrical release in Italy on 21 September. Jurors and Giffoners alike are thrilled for this double opportunity: enjoy the premiere of one of the most anticipated features of the coming Fall and learn more about the backstage of the film thanks to the presence its main character. Nick Robinson was the emerging talent of the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 for his performance in “The Kings of Summer”. Despite his young age, he has already built a phenomenal body of work with dynamic and complex roles which have garnered him great critical acclaim. From the 18 year old junkie in Rob Reiner’s drama “Being Charlie”, to “Jurassic World” (2015), the fourth chapter of the “Jurassic Park” franchise, alongside Chris Pratt and Judy Greer. Robinson earned great critical acclaim for his portrayal of Rowland Smith in HBO’s hit series “Boardwalk Empire”, making him
one of the rising stars of Hollywood. This success landed him a main role in ABC Family’s, “Melissa and Joey” (2010). Amongst his other credits “The Fifth Wave” (2016), where he is on the run to save his life. He will soon be seen in “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” (currently in post-production) where he plays Simon Spier, a young gay teen coming to terms with his homosexuality. The film is based on a novel by Becky Albertalli and is directed by Greg Berlanti. Robinson is set to star alongside Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale and Katherine Langford.
WIZARD NIGHTS, J. K. ROWLING’S MAGIC NIGHTS In the year of magic the most loved wizard of the world, Harry Potter had to be there. With the support of Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia we head back to Hogwarts to rekindle the magic world of Harry Potter’s franchise, with Wizard Nights. At the end be ready to immerse yourself into a new era of Harry Potter’s magic universe with Fantastic Animals and How to Find Them. Are you ready to hop on the train at platform 9 and 3/4? The magic continues at the Warner booth where you will be able to find all the films and gifts from the Harry Potter franchise and Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them. For a unique experience in in 4K Ultra HD™. On 16 July at 6:15 in the Truffaut cinema “Let’s cherish the magic of cinema”, organized by the division of the Major, with two exceptional YouTubers Violetta Rocksand Claudio di Biagio. The magic continues at the Warner booth where you the whole Rowling universe will be available.
ON 13 JULY THE TRILOGY OF “THE PLANET OF THE APES” Six SPECIAL EVENTS ready to amaze Giffoners. The first film is set to be screened on Thursday 13 July, with the screening of THE PLANET OF THE APES trilogy distributed by the 20th Century Fox. We will start with THE DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011) directed by Rupert Wyatt, followed byn APES REVOLUTION – THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014), by Matt Reeves (USA, 2014, 130’). The trilogy ends with the screening of the third chapter of the saga which will hit theatrical release in Italy on the same day, THE WAR: THE PLANET OF THE APES. by Matt Reeves. In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
RAINBOW AT THE 47TH GFF WITH “MAGGIE & BIANCA FASHION FRIENDS” AND “REGAL ACADEMY” Rainbow, the content company renown across the world for its animated and multimedia productions, is back in great style at the 47th Giffoni Film Festival taking place from 14 to 22 July 2017 at Giffoni Valle Piana (Salerno). There will be lots of great surprises for the fans of Rainbow productions and of the creative genius of its Chairman and Founder, Iginio Straffi. For starters? Saturday 15 July at 5 pm at the Alberto Sordi theatre the special episode preview of Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends (www.maggieandbianca.com) “Operation Paris” will be screened for 10+ jurors only. New adventures await the two super Go.Zy. lead characters of the live action – produced by Rainbow in co-production with Rai Fiction aired daily on Rai Gulp. The series – which is impassioning teens in Italy and beyond – revolves around the fashion and music scene and is set at the Milano Fashion Academy one of the most prestigious international fashion schools. After the success of the two live shows in Rome last May and after the release of their first music CD “Come le Star”, Maggie, Bianca and the other main characters from the live action are set to take the Giffoni Film Festival by storm with their overwhelming enthusiasm and energy. TheBlue Carpet is set at 4 pm; it is bound to be a super Go.Zy moment., the MoodBoards will meet the fans taking lots of pictures with them and signing autograph.
Sunday 16 July 2017 will be Regal Academy’s turn (www.regalacademy.com), the animated series marked by fun and irony – produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Rai Fiction aired daily on Rai YoYo – which revisits the most loved classic fairytales with a modern touch. For the occasion, Rainbow presents the preview of the first episode of the long awaited second season for Giffoni’s 6+ jurors only. The second season will soon be airing on TV with lots of new adventures! The episode is set to be aired at 2:30 pm and at 6 pm at the Lumière Theatre. There will be lots of novelties in the latest series: will Rose and her friends manage to become the new fairytale heroes?
ON 18 JULY LAURA ESQUIVEL WITH “LOVE, DIVINA”, THE NEW SOAP AIRED ON DE AGOSTINI SUPER! Following the huge success of “Giro Giro Tour” and “La posta di Laura”, the two programmes hosted in 2012 on Super!, Laura Esquivel is back from June the 5th, daily, at 2.10 pm on the free channel De Agostini Editore. The Argentine pop star is the lead of the first soap opera for kids, LOVE DIVINA. It arrives in Italy after debuting in Argentina, the TV show is produced by Pol-Ka (the production company of Violetta and Soy Luna) and Federation which will definitely win over the hearts of the young viewers and will keep them riveted to the screen to follow the adventures of Divina, a plain young girl who is always prone to helping people in need and the less fortunate. She suddenly finds herself living in a wonderful villa in Buenos Aires, a place which holds many secrets about her life. Mario Schajris, author of “Il Mondo di Patty”, is also one of the writers.
ANIMUNDI PRESENTS “CARTOON ABLE” On Thursday 20 July, CARTOON ABLE the first cartoon for children with special abilities (deaf, blind, and autistic) will presented to Elements +3. with the presence of actor Giuseppe Zeno as a testimonial.
JASMINE TRINCA is the guest star for the opening: after garnering Best Actress Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in Certain Regard and the Silver Ribbon for her phenomenald portrayal as “Fortunata” by Sergio Castellitto, Jasmine is back in a Giffoni just a few months after the special presentation of “Slam – Tutto per una ragazza” by Andrea Molaioli, which opened last March powere by Universal Pictures.
On Sunday 16 JULIANNE MOORE, is set to be honoured with the Truffaut Award: the muse to iconic directors like Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg, Joel and Ethan Coen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore will go through her amazing career with the jurors from her first steps at off Broadway to the Academy Award and Golden Globe garnered in 2015 for Best Actress in “Still Alice” by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Teen Idols CLARA ALONSO and DIEGO DOMINGUEZ and super chef ALESSANDRO BORGHESE will also be there.
On Monday 17 July LODOVICA COMELLO, multi-hyphenate talented actress, host and singerosa while Tuesday 18 MARGHERITA BUY, 7 David di Donatello, 7 Silver Ribbons, 5 Globi d’oro and 13 Ciak d’oro heads back to the Festival. Youtuber FAVIJ also heads towards Giffoni on 18 July to meet Elements jurors.
On 19 July ‘Winter comes’ early in Giffoni with “Game of Thrones” star KIT HARINGTON: the British actor, one of the key characters of the cult series Game of Thrones, will meet the jurors just a few days after season 7 debuts on 16 July. Thousands of fans are set to invade the streets of the Citadel in Giffoni. On the same day the Generator jurors will also meet CRISTIANA CAPOTONDI artist who is currently on set for Marco Tullio Giordana’s new flick.
Thursday 20 July opens with BRYAN CRANSTON the iconic Walter White from Breaking Bad one of the most successful TV shows in recent years, and one of the most versatile and Hollywood actors who has won lots of awards for his portrayal of Walter White (4 Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, 4 SAG (Screen Actors Guild Awards), Cranston will be the big star of the day with great anticipation from the fans of one of the greatest TV shows of all time. On the same day extremely talented Italian actress CAROLINA CRESCENTINI, on Rai 1 in “I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone” will meet the Generator jurors. PIO STELLACCIO, is also expected to blow his fans away thansk to his roles in “Il clan dei camorristi” and “Il sistema”.
On Friaday 21, AMBRA ANGIOLINI will meet the Generato jurors ready to analyse her extensive versatile body of work. ROCÌO MUÑOZ MORALES, also heads back to Giffoni two years after her first Giffoni appearance. On Saturday 22 July, MICHELE BRAVI: winner of the seventh edition of the X Factor will meet his fans for a special meet and greet.
GIFFONI MASTERCLASS POWERED BY BADTASTE.IT
Giffoni Masterclass, is the special section for in depth analysis of the Giffoni Film Festival (14 22 July 2017) organized in collaboration with BadTaste.it. Eight mornings of great cinema, 16 incredible meetings with more than 20 fantastic testimonials, reserved to 120 young people from 18 to 25, make up the programme of the section which was created nine years ago, aimed at creating a bridge between the talents of today and the professionals of tomorrow, through a direct, positive unique discussion.
Helmed by cinema critic Francesco Alò, film editor of Badtaste.it and of the daily ‘Il Messaggero, the ‘masterclassers’ will analyze the guests’ main works in the morning while in the afternoon they will be interacting with directors, actors and authors to find out more about the creative process. Some of the meetings will be moderated by Neapolitan journalist Gianmaria Tammaro (La Stampa, Il Foglio, Best Movie, Wired, GQ, 8 e mezzo).
The section kicks off on Friday 14 July, with “Sicilian Ghost Story” which will be presented by director and writer ANTONIO PIAZZA. The film, opened on 18 May while it was being presented at the Semaine de la critique at the Cannes Festival and is based on a true story. The two authors won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
On Saturday 15 July: MIKA, heads back to Giffoni. The multi awarded singer who sold over three million copies with his debut single “Grace Kelly”. After falling in love with the energy of the young jurors last year, the artist has chosen to meet his fans again with a special focus on the Masterclass jurors. On the same day: writer PAOLO GIORDANO, winner of the Strega award for his bestseller “La solitudine dei numeri primi” (Mondadori) which he also adapted for the big screen; On the same day actors FRANCESCO MONTANARI and FRANCESCO APOLLONI, co-stars of the recent “Ovunque tu sarai” (2017) – for which Apolloni has also written the screen play – and the authors of the Mad Entertainment by Luciano Stella, the Neapolitan factory – notable for the multi-awarded “L’arte della felicità” by Alessandro Rak. The day ends with MONOLITH: LEZIONE DI CINEMA DAL FUMETTO AL FILM with director IVAN SILVESTRINI and MAURO UZZEO, who wrote the script for the comic of the same name publishes by Sergio Bonelli.
On Sunday 16 July FABIO GUAGLIONE and FABIO RASINARO (alias Fabio & Fabio) will talk about the huge succcess of their first feature “Mine” (2016), psychological thriller based on the story of a Marines sniper who is trapped standing on a landmine. On Sunday the 16th is also the turn of IGINIO STRAFFI, founder and chairman of the Rainbow Group, the biggest animation study in Europe which has made a name for itself thanks to his visionary guide and thanks to the many successes of its TV shows and films such as the acclaimed “Winx Club“ and the new productions“Regal Academy“ and “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends”. On Monday 17 July, the masterclassers will have the chance to discuss with director and screenplay writer ALESSANDRO D’ALATRI about his recent “The Startup, accendi il tuo futuro” (2017), which focuses on the young creator of thesocial networkEgomnia. On the same day they will also meet MARCO GIALLINI, one of the most acclaimed Italian actors, starring in comedies, of recent years (“Tutta colpa di Freud”, “Perfetti Sconosciuti” per cui ha vinto il Ciak d’Oro, “Beata ignoranza”).
On Tuesday 18 July, CLAUDIO AMENDOLA will meet the Masterclassers. He has recently directed his second film “Il permesso – 48 ore fuori”, which opened in 2017, 4 years after his debut with his first featyre “La mossa del pinguino”) which came after a long career as an actor; on the same day the jurors will meet CASA SURACE, factory and Neapolitan production company which has now become a real online social community.
On Wednesday 19 July, GIOVANNI VERONESI (“Manuale d’amore”, “Che ne sarà di noi”) will talk to the jurors about his latest movie “Non è un paese per giovani” (2017), focuses on the’exodus’ of young people from Italy from the perspective of a sensitive director.
On Thursday 20 July, EDOARDO DE ANGELIS (“Mozzarella Story”, “Perez.”) and his multi-award winner“Indivisibili”:”” six David di Donatello Awards, a Nastro d’Argento and six Ciak d’Oro are just some of the many awards the young film director from Napoli has won for his fourth feature. Last but not least on Friday 21 July the section will host GIORGIO COLANGELI, one of the most prominent figures of Italian theatre and Oscar award winner GABRIELE SALVATORES who will give a Masterclass on his cinema before receiving the Truffaut Award. While on 22 July it will be MUCCINO’s turn.
All updates on possible new guests will be available on: www.giffonifilmfestival.it
GIFFONI INNOVATION HUB – NEXT GENERATION 2017 New models of Artificial Intelligence, emerging frontiers of the Content Industry, Giffoni is like a Big Data aimed at responding to the desires of digital natives and is also a strategic hub for creativity and innovation in the region, virtual reality, animation and videogames for an academy by Giffoni, intensive workshops for the projects of the community of talents under 30 years of age of the Dream Team addressed to international markets and a village – StartupPromotion – to get to know more about the startups addressed to youth and families: These are the main appointments regarding innovation at the Giffoni Innovation Hub (giffonihub.com). The creative agency promotes the third edition of Next Generation@Giffoni Experience. Nine days of events, meetings and round tables for the next big future mission in Giffoni: forming and helming youth helping them relaize ideas and ambitions within the most innovative sectors of the creative and cultural industries.
GIFFONI STREET FEST: 200 SHOWS, THEATRE; STREET PERFORMERS AND MORE Giffoni Experience’s StreetFest is set to celebrate its fifth year. The Festival within the Festival, has been a real success with audiences since its inception engaging over 50.000 people with its 30 shows from international companies, including England Ukraine and Spain, 10 locations, 9 days of workshops for families, several play areas, two Holy Color parties, street buskers, puppeteers, face painting, street bands, contemporary circuses and so much more. Street Fest is cross generational festival with its thousand colours, tastes and shapes engaging children and parents alike from across the whole region.
ON 20 JULY “SAFETY DAY”
In light of the growing attention that has been placed on major events, following the tragic episoded involving the whole of Europe, the Giffoni Film Festival, with a great sense of responsibility toward its audience, especially toward the thousands of youth who are taking part in the event, has decided to promote “Safety Day” on Thursday 20 July. The main idea is to have youth understand the importance of safety, in all the daily walks of life and of various authorities. Thus the decision to open a discussion with the most prominent authorities in the field of prevention and safety, promoting activities aimed at informing adults and the younger ones. Giffoni Experience director Claudio Gubitosi, Ester Rotoli, Safety councillor of Milan Carmela Rozza, the director of the Department of Safety for TotalErg Veruska Bucchiarone will discuss about the issues regarding safety. TotalErg, from 20 to 22 July, will focus on the same issue with its “Parco Scuola del Traffico di Roma” where youth will be able to focus their attention on the mini vehicles.