The Giffoni Film Festival, which focuses on productions for kids and young people, is relaunching asthe Giffoni Experience.
The 39th edition, which will run from July 12-25 in the Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana, will host a partial world premiere of Spanish CGI-animation film, Planet 51, showing 25 minutes of the feature ahead of its release in November. There will also be national premieres in 3D of 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs and Disney’s G-Force: Hair Force One.
The year’s event will be split into two sections with the first half dedicated to the youngest kids and the second half to teens. Its age-oriented sections have been increased from four to six and renamed. It will now comprise Elements 3+ (aged 3-6 years), followed by Elements 6+ (aged 6-9), Generator 13+ (aged 13-15 years), Generator 16+ (aged 16-17 years) and Restless Glances (Sguardi Inquieti), which takes the festival into the 18+ age group.
The festival has a jury made up of 2,800 children, aged between three and 22 years old, from 42 countries, including war-torn countries such as Palestine and Iraq, as well as from the US and across Europe.
Titles in competition include:
- Summerhood - Jacob Medjuck (Canada)
- It’s Not Me, I Swear - Philippe Falardeau (Canada)
- How To Survive Myself - Nicole van Hildonk (Holland
- Where God Left His Shoes - Salavtore Stabile (US)
- Johnny Mad Dog - Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (France)
A full line-up across all categories had yet to be announced.