“Italian Cinema Around the World” commissioned by Cinema Italy 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. For more information please visit the web site

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Previous Winners

Best Film Award Presented to Marco Danieli for the film “La Ragazza del Mondo””
Best Film Award Presented to Alessandro Genovesi for the film “Ma che bella sorpresa””
Best Film Award Presented to Edoardo Maria Falcone for “Se Dio Vuole”
Best Film Award Presented to Carlo Vanzina for “Un Matrimonio da Favola”
Best Film Award presented to Roberto Ando` for the film “Viva la Liberta”
Best Film Award goes to Massimo Natale for the film “L’Estate di Martino”
Best Film Award presented to Marco Antonio Belardi for the film “Immaturi”
Best Film Award presented to Gabriele Salvatores for the film “Happy Family”
Best Film Award presented to Pupi Avati for the film “Il Papa` di Giovanna”
Best Film Award presented to Roberto Faenza for the film “I Vicere`”
Best Film Award presented to Alessandro D’Alatri for the film “La Febbre”
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.