The 42nd Sport Film Festival kicks off with record numbers, Dario Mirri among the winners

Palermo confirms itself as the world capital of sports cinema. The 42nd edition of the Paladino d’Oro Sport Film Festival, the kermesse conceived by Vito Maggio and directed by Roberto Oddo scheduled from today to November 13th.

The 2022 edition was presented today, in the premises of the Department of Psychological, Pedagogical, Physical Exercise and Training Sciences of the University of Palermo, which will feature films in competition from different countries, including America, Australia, China. , Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan and almost all of Europe.

Record numbers, 27 participating nations

Record numbers were also recorded for this event: 27 participating nations, 150 films, 90 short films, 60 feature films, 60 Olympic films, 30 Paralympic films, 60 football films. The productions, arriving from the 5 continents, which have obtained the nominations, will compete for the golden champions for the following sections: Olympic and Paralympic films, Football film and E-Sport Film.

The statuettes for best photography, best sound-mixing, best screenplay, best documentary, best editing, best director, best actor / actress, Social Award (best Trailer), for the Other Cinema and for the Vito Special Award will also be awarded. May.

Dario Mirri among the winners with the Paladino d’Oro

Among the guests awarded with the Paladino d’Oro for cinema and theater to Fulvio Lucisano (to the career of film producer), Pamela Villoresi (to the theater and film career), Vincenzo Ferrera (best actor), for sport to Dario Mirri ( sports manager of the year).

Other awards will go to organizations or events of high social interest, such as those assigned to the Lega del filo d’oro foundation, to Natalia Re ambassador for Sicily of the Italian Movement for Kindness, to the “Marco Sacchi” Association, to the referent of the regional project on myelolesions, Antonio Iacono and Aopcs directed by David Gandolfo (Civil Protection) and Daniela Faraoni, general manager of the Palermo ASP for the open day project. The week of sports cinema includes, meetenig (with directors and producers) and projections of the films in competition (from 7 to 12 November, with free admission) in the premises of via Pascoli 6 and again the conference: Sport, Cinema and Medicine “Arterial hypertension and organ damage ”coordinated by the Ams Sports Medicine Association chaired by Vittorio Virzì.

The gala ceremony on Sunday 13 November at the Politeama Theater

The gala ceremony, scheduled for Sunday 13 November at the Politeama Theater at 9 pm, will be presented by the journalist Nadia La Malfa and Roberto Marco Oddo, and will see the participation of the mayor of Palermo, Roberto Lagalla and excellent personalities from the world of institutions, cinema and of sport. During the press conference the twinning of the Sportfilmfestival with the TaorminaFilmFestivalwhich is added to the twinning with the “Marefestival.Premio Triosi”, already sealed the last edition.

The event organized by the Toros Centro di Comunicazione Visiva association, directed by Roberto Marco Oddo, in collaboration with the Sicilian association Amici della Musica, is sponsored by the regional councilor for Tourism, Sport and Entertainment, by the metropolitan city of Palermo, by the municipality of Palermo, the municipality of San Marco d’Alunzio, the Coni Sicilia, the CIP Italian Paralympic Committee, the Sports Medicine Federation, the University of Palermo, Edizioni Kalòs and the Ninni Cassarà Linguistic Linguistic High School.

The first edition of the Paladino d’oro Sport film Festival in 1979

The Paladino d’oro Sport film festival is the oldest sports film festival, born in 1979 in Palermo from an idea by Vito Maggio and Sandro Ciotti, icon of Rai radio commentators of all time. Among the protagonists of past editions, directors of the caliber of Tom Gries, Ted Kotcheff, Michael Mann, Pupi Avati, Luigi Comencini, Mario Monicelli, Max Nosseck, Wim Wenders and many others.

The words of Marco Oddo

“It will be a very interesting edition – explains the president of the festival Roberto Marco Oddo – in particular, due to the presence of an international jury chaired by actress Lucia Sardo and composed of Hugo Pallete (USA), Mikhail Degtyar (Russia), Alberto Serra (Panama), Caterina Veglione, Filippo Mulè and Rosario Mazzola (Italy), but also for the cinematographic depth of the productions in competition. The public will be able to participate for free in all moments of the sports cinema week. To get free tickets for the Politeama Theater, you need to download the application form on www.sportfilmfestival.org ”.

42nd Sport Film Festival, the nominations by category

Best Sound Mixing
HOOPITIES – USA – Jeremy Berger
RACINHOOD – SPAIN – Miki Durán
THE HIT – USA – C. Jon Halsne
WHAT BROUTGH YOU BACK? – USA – Lilliana Rose Lyons
ALI ‘VS ALI’ – IRAN – Alireza Rofougaran

Best Screenplay
IN THE MIDDLE – ENGLAND – Greg Cruttwell
NAIL IN THE COFFIN: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro – CANADA – Michael Paszt
BRUV – RUSSIA – Leonid Leontev
FITNESS CALIFORNIA – GERMANY – Nadine Zacharias
NAMIBIA’S NUMBER NINE – GERMANY – Sarah Lanz

Best Editing
1982 ITALY Vs BRAZIL – ITALY – A.Della Villa, A.Moscatt
AFIS AND THE ANT – ITALY – Mario Vitale
RACINHOOD – SPAIN – Miki Durán
SWEET ADVENTURE – USA – Peter Hamblin
BRASIL FORBIDDEN SHIRT- BRAZIL – JPCastro, D. Mello, R. DM.Machado, I. França

Best Picture
NO WHEEL TO DIE – FRANCE – Timothée Catherine
SAVAGE WATERS – FRANCE – Mikey Corker
JONAS DEICHMAN Breaking the Limit – GERMANY – Markus Weinberg
NADIA – FRANCE – Anissa Bonnefont
STEVEN DA COSTA – FRANCE – Damien Muratel

Best Leading Role
Beppe Fiorello – AFIS AND THE ANT – ITALY
Aleksandra Krunic – DIARY OF TENNIS PLAYER – SERBIA
Emanuele Blandemura – EMANUELE SIOUX BLANDAMURA – ITALY
Alex Riseley – PRESSURE – ENGLAND
Zandos Aibassov – THE START – KAZAKHSTAN

Best Director
Elena Moshtal – BORZENKO: ring behind barb wire – RUSSIA
A.Della Villa, A.Moscatt – 1982 ITALY Vs BRAZIL – ITALY
Tom Kolinski INVINCIBLE – POLAND
Yernar Nurgaliev – THE START – KAZAKHSTAN
Mario Vitale – AFIS AND THE ANT – ITALY

Best Fiction
PRESSURE – ENGLAND – Tamás Fekete
TOMORROW’S GAME – USA – Trevor Wilson, J.Coria
1982 ITALY Vs BRAZIL – ITALY – A. Della Villa, A. Moscatt
FIGHTING FOR MY SUNSHINE- RUSSIA – Valentin Makarov
AFIDE AND THE ANT – ITALY – Mario Vitale

Best Documentary
DIARY OF TENNIS PLAYER – SERBIA – Aleksandra Svonja
SAVAGE WATERS – FRANCE – Mikey Corker
WE CRUSADERS – ITALY – Stefano Sernagiotto
JONAS DEICHMAN – GERMANY – Markus Weinberg
WHAT BROUTGH YOU BACK? – USA – Lilliana Rose Lyons

Best Football Film
ARSENE WENGER: Invincible – ENGLAND – G.Clarke, C. Jeanpierre
GIRL! GO – CHINA – Xiaolan Xu
THE BOY PLAYS WELL – ITALY – Davide Gallerano
NADIA – FRANCE – Anissa Bonnefont
O-LYM-PIC Football Dreams – AUSTRALIA – Janet Merewether

Best Paralympic Film
COSAS QUE CONTARTE ANTES DE UN TUNE – SPAIN – Nacho Ros
DEAR HERO – USA – Joosung Kwon
IT’S JUST PARKINSO’S – USA – Director Diane Akam
LANDIS JUST WHACHT ME – USA – Eric Cochran

Best Olimpyc Film
DOPING TOP SECRET: Human Trials – The secret experiments in GDR sport – Hajo Seppelt
FIGHTING FOR MY SUNSHINE- RUSSIA – Valentin Makarov
POINT IN LINE – FRANCE – Joules Roux
STEVEN DA COSTA – FRANCE – Damien Muratel
BORZENKO: ring behind barb wire – RUSSIA – Elena Moshtal

Special Award Vito Maggio
AUSNORES – ITALY – Sandro Carnino
AINSWORTH – ENGLAND – Sam Blake Talbot
DEAR HERO – USA – Joosung Kwon
NADIA – FRANCE – Anissa Bonnefont
THE START – KAZAKHSTAN – Ernar Nurgaliev

Best Short Film
EMANUELESIOUX BLANDAMURA – ITALY Riccardo Rabacchi
1982 ITALY Vs BRAZIL – ITALY – A.Della Villa, A.Moscatt
COSAS QUE CONTARTE ANTES DE UN TUNE- SPAIN -Nacho Ros
BORZENKO: ring behind barb wire – RUSSIA – Elena Moshtal
DOPING TOP SECRET: Human Trials – The secret experiments in GDR sport – Hajo Seppelt

Best Feature Film
FIGHTING FOR MY SUNSHINE- RUSSIA – Valentin Makarov
INVINCIBLE – POLAND – Tom Kolinski
AFIDE AND THE ANT – ITALY – Mario Vitale
RUN! SHUNZI – CHINA – Chunliang Zhao
THE START – KAZAKHSTAN – Yernar Nurgaliev

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