Created to support the distribution in our country’s theatres of cinematographic works with a high artistic and cultural depth capable of spreading an inclusive and sustainable gaze both from a human and environmental point of view, the Edipo Re Inclusion and Sustainability Award gathers every year around itself some of the most important artists and intellectuals of our country.
The prize is awarded to those films and documentaries capable of reproducing, disseminating and protecting inclusive realities and practices with a sensitive and aware gaze to reduce the number of those who are at risk of expulsion from work, training or communities for whom their right to active citizenship could be denied or weakened.
The prize is awarded by a jury of 3 intellectuals and artists selected for each edition by the artistic direction. From the 2023 edition, thanks to the participation of Ca’ Foscari, the official jury is accompanied by a young jury made up of 7 cinema students.
The prize is awarded to a film selected from 12 titles, chosen by the artistic direction, from 4 different sections and in competition in the current edition of the Venice Film Festival such as: International Competition, Horizons, International Critics’ Week and Giornate degli Autori.
Official Jury Award The award consists of a preview presentation of the film in Italy in 5 different cities, and support in communication, on the occasion of the official distribution of the film in Italy, by MYMOVIES: the most followed cinema site in our country which has the most half a million unique users per day.
The film awarded by the Youth Jury will take advantage of the projection spaces directly managed by some Italian universities, including Ca’Foscari itself.
The award was established in 2017, in collaboration with the University of Padua, on the basis of the “Manifesto for Inclusion”, a text drawn up by a network of international researchers. The Manifesto is an indispensable guide to respecting human rights and differences in culture, class, gender and origin. In its original declination, the prize was awarded to a plurality of figures belonging to different artistic fields of contemporary culture in order to decline the perspective of the inclusive gaze conveyed by the Manifesto, within different contexts where social, artistic and cultural meet generating excellence.
The award consists of a section of bricola called “sfojo” created by the Lunardelli company, a historic Venetian brand representing the tradition of wood and Italian design. The award embodies the meaning and purpose of this object: the bricole in fact support Venice from below and in the lagoon they represent the direction to follow.
The award consists of a preview presentation of the film in Italy in 4 different cities, and support in communication, on the occasion of the official distribution of the film in Italy, by MyMovies: the most followed cinema site in our country which has the most half a million unique users per day. The film is presented in close collaboration with cultural institutions, which helps it reach the Italian public and facilitate its reception during official distribution.
MILANO: in partnership with La Biennale and Agis
ROMA: in partnership with La Biennale and Anec
SIENA: in partnership with Università degli Studi di Siena
PALERMO: in partnership with Centro Sperimentale
NAPOLI: in partnership with Astra Doc
A very clean script tells, with the power of a Greek tragedy, the inseparable and scary thread that binds a mother to a daughter. A crime, a trial, an exciting look at femininity torn apart by the clash between two cultures. Women are chimeras of a ferocious world that offers no way out.
In Vera dreams the sea, Kaltrina Krasniqi manages to give shape to a painful personal matter, without ever renouncing the vitality of the story. She builds the moving portrait of a woman, who appears to us just as her name suggests, true, both in her initial difficulty and in her redemption. A common life which, as it happens in the cinema, becomes memorable for all of us.
Al Garib succeeds in the feat of narrating a double marginality, that of a people and that of an individual who is respectful of his own people. The details on which Ameer Fakher Eldin concentrates, due to their elegance and the clarity of the images, remained intact in our memory after many hours, still days after watching it, and we are sure that they will last a long time.
For the completeness of the story and for the irony, for the ability to show the world from different levels and different points of view, thanks to the paradox that makes all problems more profound.
War, escape, but also the cynicism that art can have in telling the tragedies of others, and the freedom of human beings to choose their own destiny.
The man who sold his skin is a complex, entertaining and liberating film, which deserves to make its big way in cinemas around the world.
For its surprising expressive force and its ability to keep together tragic and comedy tones.
With a character who embodies the original coexistence, inevitable in everyone’s life, of guilt and redemption, good and evil, faith and simulation, deception and truth.
For the surprising expressive force and ability to hold together tragic and comedy tones. With a character that embodies the original presence, inevitable in the life of all, of guilt and redemption, good and evil, faith and simulation, deception and truth.