The last week of the 23° Gran Paradiso Film Festival starts with news and emotional events

The last week of the 23rd Gran Paradiso Film Festival is approaching with screenings and events full of curiosity and emotions.

The Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 22 at the Villaggio Minatori of Cogne.  The “Stambecco d’Oro” Trophy, the “Cortonatura” Prize and other awards will be assigned to the best films in competition.  The event will open with a tribute to master Morricone by the SFOM of Aosta and will continue with a teleconference interview with Prof. Enrico Giovannini, co-founder and spokesman of Asvis (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development) on the theme “New paths in the post-covid19 era – the challenge of sustainability”. The entire event will be streamed on the festival website

Friday, August 21 at 17.00, at the Villaggio Minatori of Cogne, the six short films n of the Cortonatura session will be screened and the exhibition “Il Pianto della Terra (The cry of the Earth)” will be inaugurated by the artist Barbara Tutino, that will personally accompany the audience to discover her works.

Last Festival week will start at Maison Pellissier in Rhêmes-Saint-Georges, on Tuesday, August 18 at 21.00, with the screening of the film event “The Elephant Queen” by Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble, in collaboration with Apple TV. In the afternoon the short-films competition “Cortonatura” will be held, accompanied by three exhibitions dedicated to mountains:

Gran Paradiso VR – The experience of Nature, the new virtual installation that simulate the ascent to the top of Mt. Gran Paradiso enjoying a 360º panorama; the “Chamois of the ice” that will tell the mysteries of a recent discovery of a chamois mummy on the Tsissetta glacier (Cogne valley) and the “Animated Stones” by the artist Arianna Bernini who, with an exhibition and a live painting session will fascinate the audience.