4-5 May, Matera (Italy), 2018
The 1st edition of the Voce Spettacolo Film Festival ended on 5th of May, 2018, with the Award Ceremony which took place at the Il Piccolo Cinema in Matera with the presence of illustrious guests and the protagonists. This film festival, founded and produced by the “Voce Spettacolo”, a Cultural Association of Matera, was conceived and directed by the actor, Walter Nicoletti and focused on discovering young talents. Its aim was to promote works of the upcoming authors from Italy and abroad such as the United States, Canada, France, Portugal, Mexico, Iran, and Germany. DiTutto.it, LF Magazine, JL Interviews, Beyond Cinema, AT News, LifeStyle Made In Italy, Trendy. Art for Living, Zerkalo Entertainment, Ultima Voce, Il Giornale del Sud, L’Eco del Litorale, Sassilive and SassiLand were media partners of the event.
The Awards Ceremony evening was conducted by Walter Nicoletti, Director of the VSFF18 assisted by Vito Nicoletti, Brunella Lamacchia and Rosanna David. In the prestigious FEATURE FILM category, “Day Six” directed by the Mexican Juan Pablo Arroyo won. The journalist Joanna Longawa (JL Interviews & Trendy. Art of Living) presented the award. In the SHORT category the winner was “Honor The Mother” by Giovanni Carpanzano, produced by the Chamber of Commerce of Catanzaro. The award was presented by a Roman actress, Michelle Morell. For the DOCUMENTARY category Voce Spettacolo moved to Lazio, precisely to Rome with the victory of “New City Map”, the work by Giorgia Dal Bianco produced by the Order of Architects of Rome. “The Legend Of The Lilies” by the American Lindas Nash was the BEST MUSIC VIDEO. The actress and theater director, Cinzia Clemente, welcomed the winner on stage. For the WEBSERIES category, Vincenzo Malara won with the film “Rudi”. The young Rosita Larocca presented the prize. The JURIA WEB Award went to “Sara” by Fabio Patrassi, who will be screened Out of Competition at the Pordenone International Film Festival 2018 thanks to the partnership signed during this edition. The BEST ACTOR award was won by the Mexican actor, Andrès Montièl (Day Six). Awarded the Walter Nicoletti. While the the BEST ACTRESS award went to the young Camilla Roselli (“All in a Circle”), Juan Pablo Arroyo (“Day Six”) was annunced the BEST DIRECTOR. The actress and director Nadia Kibout presented the award. Damiano Debbi won in the BEST PRODUCER category, while the BEST EDITING award went to Mauro Piacentini for “Posto Unico”. Numerous celebrities took part in the Kermess Web Jury: Valeria Altobelli, Antonella Salvucci (actress), Janet De Nardis, (Conductor, Actress, Director Roma Web Fest), Sara Manfuso (#IOCOSI), Lavinia Bruno (La7), Richard Blanchard (Producer, Director of Photography and Official Photographer Festival de Cannes), Clarissa Leone (Actress), Cecilia Sandroni (ItaliensPR), Federica Bertoni (TV Conductor), Berta Corvi (Professor Il Collegio 2), Rita Rusciano (Actress), Francesca Piggianelli (RomArtEventi-Cinecittà Studios), Elena Parmegiani (Director Coffè House Palazzo Colonna Rome), Tiziana De Giacomo (Actress), Joanna Longawa (Journalist), Michelle Morell (Actress), Carlotta Galmarini (Actress), Elvia Llauder (Actress and Conductor), Viviana Rapisarda (RadioGlobo), Mor Cohen (Producer, Actress, Associate Director New York Film Awards), Licia Gargiulo (Journalist), Jeannine Marie Guiylard (Journalist), Roberta Nardi (Journalist), Emanuela Del Zomp o (Journalist), Armando Lostaglio (Film Critic), Chiara Lostaglio (Actress), Annamaria Sodano (Journalist and Conductor), Lorena Scintu (Actress), Lucia Magionami (Writer and Psychologist), Francesco Di Silvio (Producer), Gaetano Russo ( Artist and Production Designer).
The 1st edition of the Matera Voce Spettacolo Film Festival presented many surprises. One was the broadcast movie “Violence against women: love in the times of social networks”, starring Dr. Filippo Squicciarini, Director of the Postal Police of Matera, Dr. Silvia Caiella, psychotherapist representing SIPSI-Basilicata (Italian Society of Psychology and Psychiatry), Nicola Olivieri, Brunella Lamacchia, Walter Nicoletti and actress Laura Zaccheo. The latter is the protagonist of the short film “Mia”, produced by Voce Spettacolo and selected from Rai Cinema. The entire program of the festival aroused many emotions through the vision of stories that have become thematic aggregators. The attention was given to national and international cinema and to raising awareness of various delicate and complex subjects. We can say, in this 1st edition the goal was achieved. The Voce Spettacolo Film Festival gave the City of Stones a weekend full of cinema and has already announced the 2° edition next year.
PHOTO GALLERY by Andrea Bianchi