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Presentation

The Festival

First held in Bellinzona, Switzerland, in 1988, "Castellinaria.International Young Film Festival” is a cinematographic event dedicated to highlighting films that deal with subjects of relevance to young people, in an attempt to encourage the production, making and distribution of good quality films."

 

Particular attention is paid to the films of artistic, pedagogical and humanitarian qualities with the goal of stimulating knowledge and understanding between people and cultures.

Special importance is given to the active participation of the entire school institution.

The sections

The festival has 3 competitive sections and includes other non-competitive sections.

 

COMPETITION 6-15

Presents feature films of recent production, lasting at least 60 minutes, made under the recent cinematographic standards, devoted to a public up to the age of fifteen.

 

COMPETITION 16-20

Presents feature films of recent production, lasting at least 60 minutes, made under modern cinematographic standards, devoted to a public of young adults.

 

SHORT FILMS COMPETITION – CASTELLINCORTO

Presents short films coming from Film Schools around the world.    

 

JURIES

The films of the competitions are watched and assessed by three different juries.

The first one, composed of pupils of 14 and 15 years old (assisted by a coordinator) as well as the jury “fuori le mura” composed of students coming from other Swiss Cantons, awards the official Prize “CASTELLI” (gold, silver, bronze), associated with the prizes given to the best filmmakers in their judgment.

The second jury is composed of students of at least 18 years old coming from Swiss Cantons and other European countries (assisted by coordinators), and awards the “TRE CASTELLI” Prize to the best film in their judgment, the “UTOPIA” Prize to the film that best spreads the magic of utopia, the “Ambiente e salute: qualità di vita” (environment and health: the quality of life) award to the film that best represents the themes linked to the environment and the quality of life.

The third jury awards the short film competition and is composed of film professionals.

 

Castellinaria
Festival internazionale
del cinema giovane
Bellinzona
Via Cattori 3
CP 1239
CH-6502 Bellinzona
 
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