(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 09 - The director Fisher Stevens, Oscar winner for the documentary The Cove, will judge the artistic work of about a thousand directors, from 90 countries, who have so far joined the Special Contest as part of the 19 / o IschiaGlobal Film & Music Festival scheduled from 18 to 25 July. It was announced by Tony Renis, honorary president of the event promoted with the support of the MiC (Dg Cinema eAudiovisivi) and the Campania Region, recalling Fisher's different experiences in Ischia (including that of 2020 with the film on Formula E 'And We Go Green') and also announcing the projection special on the big screen of his recent opera 'Palmer', starring Justin Timberlake (available on AppleTV).
"A prestigious leadership - says Renis - for a sezionedella event that is exciting young artistiglobali through Filmfreeway.com platform, which raccogliel'iscrizione of the intended works is to dell'isolaverde halls to online platforms (Mymovies and Eventive).
Short films, documentaries and above all feature films of various genres: a wealth of stories, visions and talents ranging from Europe to the United States, from the Middle East to South America, from Africa to the cinematography of the southern continent. We are proud and surprised by such a striking result that it confirms our trust. of filmmakers and producers in a festival that has become an exceptional witness to the multiculturalism of art and its languages ".
For the producer Marina Cicogna, it is "a precious opportunity to broaden the audience of the Ischia Global Festival, but also to establish official contacts with the institutions at the highest cultural levels of each country involved. Another surprising fact in the nominations is the presence of female filmmakers: never a And we are happy about it, all the more so because this happens in the year of the triumph at the Oscars by Chloé Zhao with 'Nomadland' and of the record for female nominations in the cinquina of best director. And therefore - insists Cicogna - also the IschiaGlobal Contest 2021 records a significant growth of audiovisual professionals in all sectors which gives us hope for the future ". (HANDLE).