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Awards

IFF Award

Awards

“Cinema Italy Around the World” commissioned by IFF to Italian sculptor Paolo Lizzi to be presented as the “Best Film Award”.

Paolo Lizzi

Italian Artist Paolo Lizzi is a native of Asti Italy. He attended the Primo Liceo Artistico di Torino, and he received a degree in sculpting from L’”Accademia Albertina” di Belle Arti di Torino. He has produced numerous monuments in the Regione Piemonte. Since 1989 he has created many works in gold, and in 1993 was awarded a special mention at the JA International Jewelry Show at the Gallery of Design & Innovation in New York. One of his work of art, “A Salute to the Sister Cities”, is at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Miami since 2001. Lizzi is presently exhibiting his work in art galleries in Piedmont, Milan and Montecarlo.

Previous Winners

2019 Best Film Award Presented to Francesco Falaschi for the film “Quanto Basta”

2018 Best Film Award Presented to Marco Danieli for the film “La Ragazza del Mondo””

2017 Best Film Award Presented to Alessandro Genovesi for the film “Ma che bella sorpresa””

2016 Best Film Award Presented to Edoardo Maria Falcone for “Se Dio Vuole”

2015 Best Film Award Presented to Carlo Vanzina for “Un Matrimonio da Favola”

2014 Best Film Award presented to Roberto Ando` for the film “Viva la Liberta”

2013 Best Film Award goes to Massimo Natale for the film “L’Estate di Martino”

2012 Best Film Award presented to Marco Antonio Belardi for the film “Immaturi”

2011 Best Film Award presented to Gabriele Salvatores for the film “Happy Family”

2010 Best Film Award presented to Pupi Avati for the film “Il Papa` di Giovanna”

2009 Best Film Award presented to Roberto Faenza for the film “I Vicere`”

2008 Best Film Award presented to Alessandro D’Alatri for the film “La Febbre”

2007 Best Film Award presented to Elda Ferri of Jean Vigo for the film “Alla Luce del Sole”

Best Film Award Selection Method

Cinema Italy recognizes that the ultimate “Judge Pannell” is the audience and provides each person with a voting card upon entering the cinema. The card, collected after the screening, has three options:

  • Excellent, valued at 10 points
  • Good, valued at 7 points
  • Average, valued at 3 points

The audience votes are based on Artistic Value, Technical Performance (directors, actors, screenplay) and overall Entertainment Value. The points are added and then divided by the number of votes received giving an equal opportunity to all films regardless of time and day of the screening.