The Italian festival focusing on films for children and the youth takes place July 21–31, 2021.
Any Day Now, a drama about a family of asulym seekers directed by Hamy Ramezan, is in the Generator 13+ competition in Giffoni. The film had its international premiere in Berlinale – online in March for the industry audience and live in an outdoor cinema in June. The domestic premiere was in the fall of 2020.Sihja, the Rebel Fairy (image above), a children’s film directed by Marja Pyykkö, is in the Elements +6 competition. It is an adventurous story about a friendship between a child and a fairy who fight together to save the environment. The film has previously screened in BUFF Malmö and its domestic premiere is in August.
A Finnish minority coproduction is in the Gex Doc competition: Kids Cup by Line Hatland. The documentary film follows an international children’s football tournament in Norway. The Finnish coproducer is Ari Matikainen from Kinocompany.
Giffoni Film Festival