Procida prepares for 11th edition of film festival
PROCIDA - The Procida Film Festival 2021, organised by the cultural association Meridiano 14 in collaboration with the Region of Campania and the municipality of Procida, has reached its 11th edition and flies ever higher, achieving every year greater success.
The island of Procida, Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022, is the enchanting setting where this international event will take place, with the participation of 511 short films from 67 different countries: Italy certainly, but also Iran, India, USA, France, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The participating productions fall into six categories:
- Short films
- Action films
- ‘Film is female’: works by women about women
- Films by school and university students
- Short films set in Italy’s minor islands
The selection of works taking part in the festival has already begun and by Aug. 20 the list of chosen works will be made public on social media and the festival’s website (www.procidafilmfestival.it).
The winners of each category will be voted for at an elegant gala evening during the festival.
The juries that decide the winners are made up of experts from the film industry, as well as from art, culture and theatre.
The best short film will be awarded the Fabrizio Borgogna Prize, named after the founder of the festival; to the best documentary, the Alessandro Selvaggio Prize; the Corrivella Prize will be given to the best animation; the best student production will receive the Procida Prize, and the ‘Film is female’ sections will be awarded the Graziella Prize. The best short film set on a minor island of Italy will be awarded the Arturo’s Island Prize, named after a Strega Prize-winning book set on Procida by Elsa Morante.
The island of Procida, therefore, acts as a promoter of cinema and does so among its many colours and scents, between passion and traditions, between the peculiarity and flair typical of a land that is a manifestation of a culture, a land that knows how to spread itself beyond the borders of the island and Italy.