Over six thousand attendees on the eighth day of the Ennesimo Film Festival

Dog Days wins the Best Film award, while the Ennesimo People’s Choice award goes to Family Toast. The Incipit project receives a standing ovation


The ninth edition of the Ennesimo Film Festival concluded last night, with over five thousand participants in just eight days. A total of 197 short films were screened, more than 50 events were organized, and several local entities were involved. Yesterday, the library hall was packed for the physicist Alessandro Coletta’s presentation at 5 p.m. Coletta, the director of the COSMO Sky-Med mission and a prominent member of the Italian Space Agency, initiated a partnership with Ennesimo starting from this edition and extending for the next 365 days.

The awards ceremony was opened by journalist Cecilia Sala, who shared some anecdotes from her profession in front of 400 people. Later, the opening sequence of “Grinta,” the short film by Nils Vanderwaeren that won the “Fuorifuoco” section last year, was screened. The project involved the 1B class of Leopardi in Fiorano, whose students, at the beginning of last week, performed the script they had written, reinterpreting the opening of the short film “Grinta.” The cinematic product was presented yesterday, receiving great success among the audience. Following this, the awards for the various competition sections were announced. Below are the winners:

Below are the winners:
Youth Prize: Dead Cat by Annie-Claude Caron and Danick Audet.
Comix Award: Rachid by Rachida El Garani.
Città di Fiorano Award: Last Call by Harry Holland.
Fuorifuoco Prize: Samedi soir, dimanche matin by Théo De Oliveira and Remì Potisek.
Sinophonies Prize: Wegen Hegel by Fan Popo.
Artemisia Award : Isabella Margara by Nothing Holier Than a Dolphin.
Best Performance: Ben Whishaw, protagonist of Good Boy.
Ennesimo People’s Choice: Family Toast by Kim Jun-Hyung.
Best film: Dog Days by George Hampshire for “the strength and universality of the language of animation, for the originality in the treatment of the story that speaks both of love and of knowing how to let go of important people in one’s life, even in a symbolic way, and for the effective irony of the staging”.
First Mention: Mangata by Maja Costa for “the sensitivity shown towards themes of inclusion.”
Second Mention: Tits by Eividin Landsvik, “a coming-of-age story that teaches to appreciate oneself.”

It was a highly successful edition, emphasizes artistic director Federico Ferrari which required a year of preparation. We involved nearly three thousand students for Ennesimo Academy and over 3,500 citizens in just eight days, reaching significant numbers that confirmed the growth of our organization. A special thanks to our partners and sponsors, as well as to the entire staff, for their constant support in the organization and realization of Ennesimo Film Festival.


See you next year!