The winners of Filmspray

Matteo Cichero e Vittorio Storaro a FilmSpray
Matteo Cichero and Vittorio Storaro at FilmSpray

The 7th edition of the FILMSPRAY International Festival has come to an end, characterized by a strong participation of directors from both Italy and the United States. The event was organized by Lorenzo De ‘Medici and Ecoframes Film and TV, in collaboration with Rai Com, Rai Cinema, Fedic, Abroad Scout and those of the Compagnia di Fondazione Sistema Toscana. It took place in the church of San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini, specially set up with video mapping.

Davide nesti e Matteo Cichero

The jury was composed of Umberto Marongiu (Rai Com), Maria Federica Lo Jacono (Rai Cinema), Fabrizio Guarducci (Lorenzo De ‘Medici), Matteo Cichero (Ecoframes), Andrea Radic (affaritaliani.it), Roberto Merlino (Fedic). After viewing the 16 videos in the competition, the actor Sebastiano Somma decreed the victory of Davide Nesti with the short “Fortunately, there is Italy,” which tells in a satirical way how two girls convince aliens not to destroy the Earth thanks to art and Italian culture.

Lorenzo Santoni e Matteo Cichero

The winner of the “Mario Garriba” Special Mention prize, obtained from the sum of the votes in prisons, centers for migrants, youth centers and the elderly was Lorenzo Santoni from Grosseto with “Ricchi di Cultura.” The video shows the adventures of a thief when opening wallets stolen from tourists all over the world. Throughout his adventures, he discovers different currencies and postcards depicting the architectural masterpieces of our country.

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The special award for exporting Italian excellence around the world went to the award-winning Director of Photography Vittorio Storaro, who recalls how he is the “Author” of Photography, as he tells stories and emotions with it for viewers around the world.

Another special award went to the actor Sebastiano Somma for his strong commitment to promoting social issues.

Matteo Cichero e Sebastiano Somma a FilmSpray
Matteo Cichero and Sebastiano Somma at FilmSpray

Filmspray ended in the best possible way. “It may be best that — next year — we should get a bigger location given the high turnout of this edition,” said Matteo Cichero, artistic director of the festival. “With 3 time Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro in the room, as well as the famous actor Sebastiano Somma,” Matteo continued, “this special edition was greatly emotion for me and for the audience.”

The videos will soon be available on the Rai and Rai Cinema Channel portals as well as on our Media Partners.

Media Partner: Rai Cinema Channel and VideoMakers.net. Thanks to those of the Compagnia di Fondazione Sistema Toscana for their collaboration.