Final film will screen at Giffoni in 3D on July 12.
Warner Bros’ Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2, the eighth and final film about the young wizards at Hogwarts school of magic, will open the 41st edition of Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival dedicated to young people and youth fare in it’s world premiere.
The hotly anticipated final film of the J.K. Rowling’s international best selling series will be screened at Giffoni in 3D on July 12, and will be released nationally a day later before Warner Bros launches the picture worldwide on July 15.
It’s not the first time Giffoni has nabbed a Harry Potter title: in 2009, Giffoni opened with Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince.
Giffoni’s founder and artistic director Claudio Gubitosi thanked Warner Bros Italia President Paolo Ferrari for bringing the film to the festival. “The mark of Harry Potter will be evident (throughout the festival), we are very proud and happy to have the opportunity to host his last adventure.”
Gubitosi also announced this year the festival would have “link” as its theme as a means to underline the cultural connection but also “correspondences, networks, sharing and bridges.”
The festival, which is located in the town of Giffoni Valle Piana near the Amalfi coast, will have 3,000 kind jurors from age groups starting with first graders up to 18 years olds. That number is up over 300 from 2010’s edition. The children watch age appropriate films, and vote for the winning films.
The festival has been 3D equipped for a couple of years now in a wave of expansion – and, in 2010 Giffoni secured $28.1m (€20m) of local government funding to build a production hub and two new cinemas.
Giffoni Film Festival runs from July 12-21.