The Giffoni International Film Festival is the largest children’s film festival in Europe, and possibly the World. It takes place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Southern Italy, close to Salerno. Over 2,000 kids attend the festival from 39 countries around the world. During the festival, the kids watch the films, learn about the filmmaking process, and are called to judge the films and award the best ones with prizes. This festival has had a great impact in the history of entertainment and culture, not only in Italy, and it has developed a high reputation internationally. Every year the festival attracts 100,000 guests, directors, producers, and movie stars.
The Giffoni Film Festival was born in 1971 from a Claudio Gubitosi idea: promoting and developing cinema for young people, elevating it from the marginal position it had back in those days, and leading it where it belongs: a high quality genre capable of “penetrating” the market.
This film festival is taking place from July 14 to 24, 2012 and occurs every year in Giffoni Valle Piana, Campania, Italy. It is suitable for people of all ages.
With its 38 annuals, the Giffoni Film Festival is certainly an incredible authoritative example for all the other festivals worldwide. Over the years it has also become an international agency of youth culture especially because of its decision to study, research, anticipate trends and offer valid suggestions to young people. The interest in young international film authors, the quality of the films presented and the ability to make so many cultures and countries come together have made Giffoni the unquestionable leader of the children and family sector.
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