Awards

Italian Cinema Around the World Award commissioned by IFF to Italian sculptor Paolo Lizzi to be presented as the "Best Film Award"

“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. Visit Web Site »

Previous Winners

2017
Best Film Award presented to Pierfrancesco Diliberto for the film “In Guerra per Amore”
2016
Best Film Award presented to Alessandro Genovesi for the film “Ma che bella sorpresa”
2015
Best Film Award presented to Paolo Genovese for the film “Sei mai stata sulla Luna?”
2014
Best Film Award presented to Paolo Virzì for the film “Il Capitale Umano”
2013
Best Film Award presented to Roberto Ando` for the film “Viva la Liberta`”
2012
Best Film Award presented to Massimiliano Bruno for the film “Nessuno mi puo` Giudicare”
2011
Best Film Award presented to Marco Antonio Belardi for the film “Immaturi”
2010
Best Film Award presented to Director Fausto Brizzi for the film “EX”
2009
Best Film Award presented to Director Marco Martani for the film “Cemento Armato”
2008
Best Film Award presented to Academy Award Nominee Elda Ferri for the film “I Vicere`”
2007
Best Film Award presented to Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis for the film “Manuale d’Amore 2”
20106
Best Film Award presented to Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis for the film “Il Mio Miglior Nemico”
2005
Best Film Award presented to Luigi De Laurentiis for the film “Manuale d’Amore”
2004
Best Film Award presented to Andrea Manni for his film “Il Fuggiasco”
2003
Best Film Award presented to Pupi Avati for the film “Il Cuore Altrove”

Best Film Award Selection Method

IFF 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.