The selection of the "Feature Film Competition" of the 2020 edition of the festival has been an-nounced and scheduled at the Cinema Centrale in Lucca and online on MyMovies.it
The films will compete for the 3 thousand euro prize.
Among the films selected, there is also “Last and first men”, with the narrating voice of Tilda Swinton
12 films will receive their Italian premiere while being part of the competition at the 2020 edition of the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, the international film festival scheduled from the 25th September to the 4th October between Lucca and Viareggio. The screenings of the competition will take place at the Cinema Centrale in Lucca and online on Più Compagnia, the virtual room of the La Compagnia cinema.
The films will compete for the “Best Film” prize (worth 3.000 euros for the director), which will be awarded by the international jury composed of celebrities from the italian cinema: Daniele Ciprì, Massimo Gaudioso, Anita Kravos, Claudio Giovannesi e Roberta Mastromichele. The films will also compete for the “Best feature film – student jury” award, judged by the university student jury, and the “Best feature film – popular jury” award, elected by the people’s choice jury.
Once again, this year, the films selected offer an extraordinary variety of genres, languages and contents, with works from the most interesting international festivals, including the most prestigious ones, such as Cannes, Berlin, Busan, Slamdance and Rotterdam. Among the artists participating in the competition there are some of the brightest talents of independent and experimental cinema.
The titles are: Spring Tide (Chun Chao) by Tian-yi Yang (Cina, 2019), winner of Best Cinematography (Jake Pollock) at the Shanghai International Film Festival, No Hard Feelings (Futur Drei / Wir) di Faraz Shariat (Germany, 2020), winner of the Teddy Award in Berlin 2020, an award dedicated to the LGBT subject, What Might Have Been (Was gewesen wäre) by Florian Koerner von Gustorf (Germany, Hungary, Uk, 2019), Towards the Battle (Vers la Bataille) by Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux (France, Colombia, 2019), presented at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival, Chronology (Kronoloji) by Ali Aydin (Turkey, 2019), presented at the latest edition of the Busan International Film Festival, Mosquito by João Nuno Pinto (Portugal, 2020), from the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Summer White (Blanco de Verano) by Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson (Mexico, 2020), from Sundance Film Festival 2020, Murmur by Heather Young (Canada, 2019), winner of the last edition of the Slamdance. Last and First Men (Paskutiniai ir pirmieji zmones) by Jóhann Jóhannsson (Iceland, 2020), with the narrating voice of Tilda Swinton, presented at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival, The Death of Cinema and My Father Too by Dani Rosenberg (Israel, 2020), in the official selection of Cannes films, then canceled, Boy Meets Gun by Joost van Hezik (Holland, 2019), from the Busan International Film Festival 2019 and Little Ballerinas (Little Ballerinas) by Anne-Claire Dolivet (France, 2020).
The official selection was curated by Stefano Giorgi, Martino Martinelli and Cristina Puccinelli, members of the Festival’s artistic committee.