12 films, selected by Alberto La Monica and Luigi La Monica, will screen for the first time in Italy, presented by their respective directors or some of the actors, who will meet the audience after the screening.
The Jury of the “Golden Olive Tree” Feature Competition, chaired by Marco Müller and composed by Guillame Calop, Pippo Mezzapesa, Ana Urushadze and Olena Yershova, will award the “Cristina Soldano Award” Golden Olive Tree for Best Film, the Special Jury Award, the Best Cinematography Award and the
Best Screenplay Award. The same films in competition will also compete for the FIPRESCI Prize (International Federation of Film Journalists), awarded by the Jury composed by Francesco Grieco, Anders E. Larsson and Georgios Papadimitriou; the Cineuropa Award awarded by the Jury composed by Stefan Kitanov, Stefan Laudyn, Stefan Uhrik; the Award of the National Union of Italian Film Journalists for Best European Actor, awarded by the Jury chaired by Laura Delli Colli; the Agiscuola Award, awarded by a jury of Lecce high school students.
THE FILMS IN COMPETITION:
Blind spot by Tuva Novotny (Norway, 2018); Cronofobia by Francesco Rizzi (Switzerland, 2018), starring Vinicio Marchioni; Genesis by Árpád Bogdán (Hungary, 2018); Her job, by Nikos Labôt (Greece, France, Serbia, 2018); Journey to a mother’s room by Celia Rico Clavellino (Spain, 2018); Jumpman by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy (Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France, 2018); Oray by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (Germany, 2019); Paper flags by Nathan Ambrosioni (France, 2018); Stitches by Miroslav Terzić (Serbia, 2019); Summer survivors by Marija Kavtaradze (Lithuania, 2018); The pig by Dragomir Sholev (Bulgaria, 2018); Two for joy by Tom Beard (UK, 2018).