SEVENTH DAY // 29th of June

Yesterday we didn’t have the daily Question & Answers Session. But it was for a reason! In The Palace usually hosts meetings where directors and creators explain their projects to a special audience to have the chance to get financial support. For that porpouse, the producer Rossitsa Valkanova, the artistic director Massimiliano Nardulli and the screenwritter and producer Faisal-Azam Qureshi were yesterday atending as jury in the two Pitching Sessions that took place at 10.00h and at 13.00h.

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The number of winners is not settled as it depends on the kinds of projects, so it could be more than one. The awards offered from special companies of the cinema industry are also decided acording to the nature of the films. The companies will offer their support taking into consideration the characteristics of each one. The winner(s) will be anounced tomorrow in the Closing Ceremony.

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Later at 15.00h was the turn of the last journey of screenings. We enjoyed the Volume XI of the Documentary Competition and Student Competition with the films Whole to Part, Lily’s Pain Store, The Sandman, Youme Knows What Meyou Wants and Snowgirl.

The Volume XII of the same category was just after, at 17.00h, with the movies Meryem, Serafim, Ariana Forever!, Mon Amour, Mon Ami, Masterclass and Paleonaut.


At 19.00h was the moment for the Oscar Qualification Contenders Competition, that included the movies Next Time, Flatman, Downside Up, Robbery, The terrible Tale of Henrietta Tate and Carlotta’s Face.

Then, at 22.00h we watched the films included in On Focus: 2018 Oscar Nominees Animation: Dear Basketball, Garden Party, Lou, Negative Space and Revolting Rhymes.

After the last screening we enjoyed the best party at the moment (let’s see what happens in our closing party!) with the music of DJ Suspect, 45 Live and Keep it Dusty from France and Dusty and Jazz & Milk from Germany.