The Gianandrea Mutti Award, the national competition for migrant or foreign-born directors, is calling for applications for its 13th edition. Created in 2008, the award was the result of a collaboration between the Associazione Amici di Giana, the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, the Archivio Memorie Migranti (AMM) and the Fondazione Pianoterra Onlus.
The Gianandrea Mutti Award, the national competition for migrant or foreign-born directors, is calling for applications for its 13th edition. This award supports projects presented by non-Italian (or naturalised Italian) film-makers who have been living in Italy for at least a year having arrived from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Near and Middle East, Central or South America.
The Award is for directors who “express a collaborative vision of contemporary culture and a sensitivity to the theme of cultural diversity and social inclusion”. It also aims to “promote new languages and forms of self-representation through cinema and documentaries and to stimulate the development of more inclusive cultural policies”.
The films also present an alternative view of Italy, showing the diversity and complexity of contemporary urban reality. In particular the competition takes the issue of migration to the younger generation, hoping to broaden their point of view.
The project selected will receive €18,000 for making the film. The application deadline is July 15th 2021.
The Fondazione Pianoterra Onlus
Created in 2013 and based in Rome, the foundation fights poverty and social inequality by encouraging cultural projects (education, training, art, self-expression) which emancipate and develop the potential of those in difficult or marginal situations.
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