The City of Bergamo, with the support of FIC – Federazione Italiana Cineforum, in collaboration with Bergamo Film Meeting Onlus and the support of Fondazione MIA, announces the Ermanno Olmi Award, established in memoriam of the late lamented director and fellow citizen.
An extraordinary visual poet, consecrated with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Venice International Film Festival, in the course of his long career he received noteworthy awards including the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978 for L’albero degli zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), the Silver Lion in 1987 for Lunga vita alla signora!(Long Live the Lady!) , the Golden Lion in 1988 for La leggenda del santo bevitore (The Legend of the Holy Drinker) and the appointment as Grand Officer of the Italian Republic in 2001.
Created to promote and support short films by young directors, the award is aimed at filmmakers of all nationalities and not older than 30, and consists of 3 money prizes (€1,200, €500, €300) made available by Bergamo Film Meeting Onlus.
The deadline for submissions (fiction, documentary or animation), which must not exceed 15 minutes of length, is October 30, 2019.
The winners’ announcement and award ceremony will be held on December 11, 2019, at the Auditorium in Piazza della Libertà, Bergamo. During the event, the 3 awarded works and a film by Ermanno Olmi will be screened.
The Ermanno Olmi Award is promoted by the City of Bergamo with the support of FIC – Federazione Italiana Cineforum and in collaboration with Bergamo Film Meeting Onlus.