‘Enrico Fulchignoni’ 2017
We have pleasure in announcing the unanimous decision of the jury of CICT-UNESCO, composed by: Pierpaolo Saporito, Vice-President of CICT-UNESCO, Jasmina Boijc, director of the United Nations Film festival, Gabriel Griffin, director Poetry on the Lake festival, Vittorio Giacci, director Ateneo del Cinema.
to present the Prix ‘Enrico Fulchignoni’ this year to the film
by Ai Weiwei.
Motivation: for the mastery in narrating a tragedy of our time in a manner which is compelling and engaging, while raising awareness with a work of active compassion, bringing into focus individuals and events.
Motivazione: Per l’alta maestria nel narrare una epocale tragedia in modo partecipativo e coinvolgente, svolgendo un’opera di sensibilizzazione etica e di compassione attiva, facendo emergere le singole personalita e vicende.
THE ALBO D’ORO OF THE AWARD CELEBRATES THE FOLLOWING MOVIES :
1989: Un Petit Monastere en Toscane di Otar Ioselani
1990: Couvre Feu di Rachid Masarawi
1991: Le cri du coeur di Idrissi Ouédraogo
1992: Aguilas non cazan moscas di Sergio Cabrera
1993: Kardiogramma di Darzhan Omirbaev
1994: Small Wonders di Allen Miller
1995: Kolonel Bunker di Kujtim Cashku
1996: Strana storia di banda sonora di Francesca Archibugi
1997: Civilisées di Randa Chahal Sabbag
1998: Tsion, Auto-emancipatie di Amos Gitai
1999: Roozi Key zan shodam, di Marziyet Meshkini
2000: Porto da minha infancia di Manuel de Oliveira
2001: 11 september di Autori Vari
2002: Kamur (Fango) di Dervish Zaim
2003: Land of Plenty di Wim Wenders
2004: La passione di Giosuè l’ebreo di Pietro Scimeca
2005: La Dignidad de los nadies di Fernando Solanas
2006: Daratt di Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
2007: Corti del cinema marocchino, di Autori Vari
2008: Birdwatchers di Marco Bechis
2009: The Traveller, di Ahmed Maher
2010: Miral di Julian Schnabel
2011: Tahrir 2011, di AAVV
2012: L’intervalllo di Leonardo di Costanzo
2013: At Berkleley di Frederick Wiseman
2014: Inocente di Dave Lee
2015: Beasts of no nation di Cary Fukunaga
2016: Hotel Salvation di Shubhashish Bhutiani
7th SMITHERS FOUNDATION AWARD 2017
The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Award, in keeping with the Smithers Foundation’s mission to erase the stigma associated with addiction, is presented annually to the film which best sheds light on the struggle for social justice and the acceptance of the beliefs, differences and customs of others.
We have pleasure in announcing that The Smithers Foundation Award 2017 is presented to
“The Shape of Water“
directed by Guillermo Del Toro
“a story of differing attitudes to diversity: that of ignorance resulting in oppression and that of compassion and comprehension resulting in freedom. A reptile-like creature is stigmatized by researchers because of his appearance, on the assumption that he is no better than a swamp animal. Thanks to the compassion and understanding of a humble cleaner he is able to demonstrate that he is more evolved than his captors. He proves his intelligence, his ability to heal and his capacity for human emotion”
The award includes a donation to the director’s charity of choice and will be presented in New York City-TBD.
For further information about the Smithers Foundation please contact Christopher B. Smithers at: email@example.com