Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival to Honour Your Favourite Stars
Italy’s Giffoni’s Film Festival for children is welcoming some of your favourite celebs!
The festival for children is a camp where kids, teens and young adults come from all over the world to watch, discuss and judge films. This year’s festival will take place between 18-27 July.
Hollywood stars set to attend the 44th Giffoni Film Festival include Glee’s Lea Michele, Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brian and White Collar’s Matt Bomer, who will receive the Giffoni Award. Matt is known for playing the role of Neal Caffrey on the USA Network TV show, a charming and sophisticated con artist who serves his four-year prison sentence as a consultant with the FBI on white collar crimes.
This year, the festival is awarding the Francois Truffaut lifetime achievement award to British actor Allan Rickman, who is known to children and teenagers around the world as infamous Professor Severus Snape from the Harry Potter movie franchise. Allan is also known for his roles in Die Hard and Love Actually.
The stars will join the group of over 3,500 children and teens aged three to 25 and from 52 nations. The jurors will be judging the films and picking winners from among 100 movie titles from 82 different countries.
Some of this year’s titles include Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars based on the novel by acclaimed young adult writer John Green, as well as Disney’s Planes – Fire & Rescue, and Lionsgate’s Step Up All In.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Be Different’ and was chosen through social media. “Difference is the distinguishing trait of beauty; it’s the substance of our being, and the driver of our evolution,” said founder and artistic director Claudio Gubitosi.
With a newly-funded expansion due for completion in 2016, Gubitosi hopes that the Giffoni Film Festival will become a place for experimentation and production in the film industry.