Forests and cinema
of the International Forest Film Festival—the lungs of the Earth
Bergamo, Italy, 11-15 November 2019
Of the 80 films presented to the festival, 25 were selected by the jury to be screened during the event, from 8 different countries: Ecuador, Great Britain, Italy, Madagascar, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and Spain.
The documentary The wonderful vetust forests of Sasso Fratino and the Foreste Casentinesi National Park (Le meravigliose foreste vetuste di Sasso Fratino e del Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi) by Marco Civinelli won the prize for best Italian short film (15’). It displays the amazing ancient beech forests of Sasso Fratino, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The jury appreciated the quality of the documentary’s images, which were accompanied by the enchanting sounds of the forest, giving the audience the chance to experience this majestic area.
Films screened from Mediterranean countries other than Italy were: Deserto verde (Green desert) by Davide Mazzocco (59’, Portugal), Belca by Tomás A. Willhelm (4’, Spain) and Medvedek by Ainhoa Gutiérrez del Pozo (14’, Spain).
Isabella Vannucchi firstname.lastname@example.org