The GdA Awards

The jury composed of young European cinephiles from the 27 Times Cinema program – jointly organized by Giornate degli Autori, the European Parliament’s LUX Audience Award, and Europa Cinemas, in collaboration with Cineuropa – and headed by director and screenwriter João Pedro Rodrigues, assigned the GdA Director’s Award to the following film from the Official Selection:
Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant by Ariane Louis-Seize
and issued the following statement:
“This film deserves to be celebrated for its strong directorial vision and consistent style in its various aspects, such as editing, cinematography, acting and art department. It bravely addresses crucial themes such as depression, mental health, euthanasia and neurodiversity. Nevertheless it is able to do so with a light-hearted feel, which makes the film radical and courageous, making it one of its strongest quirks. The idea that stood out is the possibility to find an alternative way of functioning, in a normative society. While the film has unique tone and style, it joyfully reaches a wider audience thanks to its tenderness and emotional engagement.”

Quitter la nuit by Delphine Girard

The Jury consisted of Lukas Berberich (Kino Úsmev, Košice, Slovacchia), Gerardo de Vivo (Multicinema Modernissimo, Napoli, Italia), Priscilla Gessati (L’Entrepôt, Parigi, Francia), Mira Staleva (Dom na Kinoto-Cinema House, Sofia, Bulgaria) assigned the Europa Cinemas Label to:
Photophobia by Ivan Ostrochovský and Pavol Pekarčík
with following statement:
Photophobia is a very original and beautifully observed film set today in an underground Kharkiv metro station in the middle of the war in Ukraine. But this is no miserabilist cliched war story. We see the way human beings – and the children in particular – learn to create a new way of living. There is hope here, and joy in the small things – the occasional luxury of feeling the sun on their faces for example. The film is exceptionally well made, with the cinematography a stand out. As it stands, this film has no international sales company attached. We strongly recommend that companies look at this film very quickly and get to work. As exhibitors we are convinced that this film has a wide audience waiting for it. Our unaninmous choice for the Europa Cinemas Label here in Venice is Photophobia.”

Associazione Kalambur Teatro in collaboration with Ateatro and Teatro Electro Stanislavsky
Best film to
Backstage di Afef Ben Mahmoud and Khalil Benkirane

Premio FEDIC
Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub
Special mention to
Anna by Marco Amenta

Dedicated to the director Valentina Pedicini by “Venezia a Napoli. Il cinema esteso”
Special mention for originality to
Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant by Ariane Louis-Seize

Associazione Fanheart3
Nave d’argento to the best OTP
to the charachters Sasha (Sara Montpetit) and Paul (Félix-Antoine Bénard) in
Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant by Ariane Louis-Seize

Best New Young Actress
Sara Ciocca
in Nina dei Lupi by Antonio Pisu