The 8th Italian Movie Awards took place in Pompeii this year from the 1st to the 7th of August. After its presentation at the Italian Pavilion at the 69th Cinema Festival of Cannes, France, the Film Festival came back to the “Cartiera” Mall of Pompeii.
The event began on Monday, August 1st, at 8.30 PM, with the Sicilian actress and presenter of the TV show "Reservoir Dogs", Miriam Leone. Special guest on that day will the Australian actress Emanuelle Bains, known to younger audiences for his role as "Maddy" in the TV series "The Sleepover Club 2". At the end, a film called "A country almost perfect" shot by the Sicilian director Massimo Gaudioso will be shown.
From the 2nd to the 4th of August, the Festival also focused on third edition of “Italian Movie Master Class”, a film training course, which is completely free and dedicated to 100 students from 16 to 45 years, in collaboration with The Film School of Naples, Transaudiovideo Italy and Canon. During the lessons the film "Blue Lips" by Antonello Novellino and "Banat" Adriano Valerio was shown, at the presence of their producer Emanuele Naspeca who answered the questions of the spectators.
The Master Class ended with the screening of the short films in the category "Short Social World Competition". This last section is dedicated to short films about social issues from all over the world; This year were selected 11 short films from Italy, Spain, Iran, UK, Holland, Germany, Russia and Egypt.
On the 5th of August there were one the most awaited guest, the famous Italian actor Raoul Bova. After the red carpet and the interview on the main stage at 8.30 PM, the film "Concussion" directed by Peter Landesman starring Will Smith was projected. This film won the "Silver Vitruvian - Italian Movie Award 2016" for best film about the scientific research.
On Saturday, August 6th, at 8.30 PM, the guest star was the Italian actress Sabrina Impacciatore. At the end of her show, was projected "Perfect Strangers" of the Italian director and 2014 Italian Movie Award winner, Paolo Genovese.
Great closing day on Sunday, August the 7th, from 8.30 PM with three of the actors of the cast of "Gomorrah – The series": Salvatore Esposito (Genny), Cristina Donadio (Scianel), Cristiana Dell'Anna (Patrizia). They are currently shooting the third season of the hit series that will broadcasted on Sky TV in 2017.
Scheduled during the evening: the award to the winners of the “Short Social World Competition” category and the award ceremony of the Italian Movie Masterclass 2016. After the awards, there were the exclusive screening of a part of the new documentary "Land of Poison" produced by the Festival, in the presence of the authors Paolo Chiariello and Carlo Fumo and with the collaboration of the scientist Antonio Giordano, the General Sergio Costa and the anti-mafia priest Maurizio Patriciello.
The Italian Movie Award, thanks to social issues dealt with over the past six years, received the bronze medal of the President of the Italian Republic, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
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