Press release – May 5th 2018

The jury of the boys of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival, after viewing the films in competition and voting for their favorites, chose among the nine films in competition the three winners of the 2018 edition.

For the “Monte Baldo” category the prize was won by the film “Hotel De Grote L” by Ineke Houtman (Holland).
For the “Monte Pizzoc” category the award was awarded to the film “The Liberation of Skopje” by Rade and Danilo Serbedzija (Macedonia/Croatia/Finland).
For the “Monte Visentin” category, the award was given to the film “L’assoluto presente” by Fabio Martina (Italy).

The qualities of the winning films were able to convince the juries that were impressed by the proposed themes, confirming the expectations for two of the three winning films, which are premiere for our country.
In particular, “The Liberation of Skopje”, an international co-production of absolute prestige, for the story represented is an ideal point of union with the the centenary annivesary of the end of First World War, so significative for the city hosting the festival.

The award ceremony, which took place on Saturday 5 May 2018 at the Lorenzo Da Ponte theater in Serravalle of Vittorio Veneto in the presence of the deputy mayor Alessandro Turchetto, saw the director Fabio Martina and the actor Gil Giuliani on the stage representing the production of “L’assoluto presente”.
Great satisfaction for the director and the young actor who, at the time of the proclamation, thanked the juries expressing happiness for the award obtained on the occasion of the centenary annivesary of the end of First World War and emphasizing the importance of art and culture in teaching to young people to look to the future. In this context, realities like the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival are important and precious to achieve this goal.

Satisfaction also by the organizers and volunteers of the event who, in thanking the sponsors who have actually supported the event, see the 2018 edition close and are already projected towards the next edition, the 2019, which celebrates ten years of activities of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival.