Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys

The Gran Paradiso Film Festival continues to thrill the audience.

Day four began with its usual display of events. The afternoon kicked off with a session dedicated to the short films competing for the CortoNatura award. The works amazingly succeeded in narrating aspects of nature and the animal kingdom in the few minutes allowed, dispalying ample stylistic freedom, insight and a poetic vision. The audience was literally carried away by the images, by the increasing pace of the narrative; or, at times, by the nostalgic aura or the irony used to create graphic and audible landscapes, with an intense and diverse personal approach. 

The fourth screening session of the International Competition featured 'My life as a turkey' by British director David Allen and 'The Green Universe' by German director Jan Haft. The winners of the literary contest 'Le Grand Paradis en dix lignes et dix mots' were announced in the course of the evening. The audience was particularly moved by the short text submitted by Milena Béthaz, in which she made public her dramatic experience for the first time. The audience's prolongued applause was addressed to her strenght of character and determination in facing the consequences of the event which changed her life.  

Tomorrow's event at Maison Gérard-Dayné will feature Valerio Onida, former President of the Constitutional Court, who will talk about the nature of the Constitution and discuss the scenario of potential reforms with Gaetano Quagliariello, the Minister for Constitutional reforms, and Luciano Violante, former President of the Chamber of Deputies.

At 9 p.m. at the Festival's main venue, in Cogne, the French directors Erik and Anne Lapied, the 2011 winners of the Stambecco d'Oro Trophy, will present their last film, 'A thousand and one traces', shot in the Parc de la Vanoise and in the Gran Paradiso National Park. The evening will end with the screening of 'More than honey' by Swiss director Markus Imhoof, which narrates the global and gradual disappearance of bees. 

For more information please consult the official Festival website,