The Mostra del Cinema di Genova is devoted to cinema as an art form. We will privilege, in our selection, films with a poetic or visionary value, experimental and thought provoking films, avant-garde works and innovative languages. Equal importance will be given to fiction and non-fiction works, to features and shorts, and the festival’s Grand Prix, dedicated to Eadweard Muybridge (Grand Prix Pigeon Flying, Plate 755, 2500 euros cash prize) will be assigned to the Best Film, regardless of genre, duration and theme.
A bronze sculpture created by the famous Genoese artist Piergiorgio Colombara, and inspired by Muybridge's Pigeon Flying, will also be given to the Grand Prix winner. The winners of all the other awards will be given instead special bronze plates, also designed by Piergiorgio Colombara.
Ample attention will be devoted also to films out of competition, both in the form of special screenings and retrospectives, focusing this year on the theme of Memory, meant in both the historical and introspective sense, collective or personal, a Memory of Cinema and a Cinema of Memory.
No other place appeared to us more suitable for our Festival than the city of Genoa, with its port and its contrasts, with its dazzling lights and the darkness of the old town, with a thousand languages and its dialect, its innumerable departures and returns.
The Festival is organized by two not for profit cultural associations, Associazione Culturale 28 Dicembre and ACEC, and our screenings will take place in many different cinemas and film-clubs, both in the heart of old Genoa and in other interesting and multicultural neighborhoods, in the aim of involving in the Festival the whole town. We will also try to find unexpected locations for special screenings, such as disused theatres and abandoned churches. The works selected for the Video Art section of the Festival will be screened at Fotogallery Incantations, in the heart of the city's Historical Centre and the ancient Jewish Ghetto.
For further information, please visit our web-site, which will be kept constantly updated. Before submitting, please read our artistic and curatorial Manifesto on the Website: